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 13 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 and treasurer of the Ontario —Writers’ Conference, and a 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.
I believe the author–editor relationship is paramount.
As an editor, I work with an author’s manuscript not just to correct errors but to polish the story until it shines. And I do so while honouring the author’s voice.
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Reports and Applications
I have written and edited many reports, including annual reports, research reports, strategic planning reports, tenure applications, preferred practice guidelines, risk of harm documents, and government reports.
I have edited 15 non-fiction books for both individual authors and academic publishers.
I have edited 18 novels and memoirs for individual authors.
I have written, developed, edited and proofread manuals for the Canadian Red Cross, American Red Cross, Elsevier (U.S. and Canada), and Alzheimer Society Canada.
I have edited articles for academic journals such as Geriatrics & Aging; written and edited a student viewbook for Humber College; and edited several master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for several authors.
I have had over 100 articles published in magazines and newspapers internationally, as well as a few short stories published in anthologies.
I have written and edited websites for Rogers Publishing, Alzheimer Society Canada, Community Living Ontario, and Northern Lights Vocational Services.
You never know what kind of documents might need editing! I have edited pitch bibles for television shows, a wedding speech, and a children’s picture book, and I wrote a book for high school students on their options after graduation.