Bio: Sherry Hinman is a full-time editor/writer/professor. She lives with her family, including a mischievous calico tabby cat, in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. She loves animals, chocolate, books, and coffee, though not necessarily in that order.
Sherry has been editing and writing since 2002. She is a Certified Professional Editor (CPE) through the Editors’ Association of Canada (Certified Copy Editor, Proofreader, Structural and Stylistic Editor), a designation that represents excellence—not just competence—in editing.
Sherry is also a professor at Durham College; she is acting program coordinator with 14 years of teaching experience in the Communicative Disorders Assistant program. She also has 10 years’ experience as a creative writing instructor at the Oshawa Senior Citizens’ Centre. She is a writer, and has had over 100 articles published in magazines and newspapers, internationally, as well as a few short stories published in anthologies.
A respected member of Durham Region’s writing community, Sherry is a past president of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region, founding chair of the Ontario Writers’ Conference, and a past member of the certification steering committee for the Editors’ Association of Canada.
Prior to her career in editing, Sherry worked for many years as a speech-language pathologist and professional practice leader. Her education provided her with the foundations to specialize as a health editor—a BA in Linguistics from McGill University; a BSc and MSc in speech-language pathology from l’Université de Montréal; and her editing certificate from George Brown College.
Craft: Writer, Editor