Sharon Oosthoek is an freelance journalist who writes about science and the environment. Her work has appeared in New Scientist, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic, cbc.ca, The Daily Climate, Science News for Kids, Defenders magazine, Today’s Parent, Canadian Family, ON Nature and Canadian Wildlife.
Sharon has more than 20 years experience working for daily newspapers, magazines, online news services and non-governmental organizations. 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 , a book and CD about a young girl from Dundas, ON whose life changed dramatically the day she found out she had cancer.
Her work with non-governmental organizations includes newsletter and website writing. For the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, she has written the stories of. She has also written articles for the society detailing and profiling Alzheimer’s researchers.
For Centennial College, Sharon not only taught corporate communications students how to write news releases and newsletters, she profiled faculty,and for the college’s website.
She has also written science features for McGraw-Hill Ryerson’s Grade 12 biology and chemistry textbooks.