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Name Sharon Oosthoek
Title Freelance Writer/Editor
Toronto, ON M6S 2P4 CANADA
Phone (416) 763-1390
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About Me Sharon Oosthoek is a Toronto-based freelance science and environment journalist. Her work has appeared in New Scientist, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic,, Today’s Parent, Canadian Family, ON Nature and Canadian Wildlife. Sharon has more than 20 years' experience working for daily newspapers, magazines and online news services. Before becoming a freelancer in 2002, she was a reporter for The Hamilton Spectator for 10 years covering social trends, education and crime. She’s also the author of Kate’s Story, a book and CD about a young girl whose life changed dramatically the day she found out she had cancer. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Sharon holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. Her journalism degree is from Ryerson University. She has twice won both Science in Society Journalism Awards from the Canadian Science Writers’ Association and the Western Ontario Newspaper Awards. Sharon has also taught corporate communications students at Toronto’s Centennial College how to write. Sharon is also a board member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.