Meet the Editor, Sharon Oosthoek

For nearly two decades, Sharon Oosthoek has worked as a freelance science journalist at daily newspapers, magazines and online news services in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. Her writing has appeared in New Scientist, Canadian Geographic, Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail,, and Chemical & Engineering News. She is also a contributing writer with Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes bureau, Great Lakes Now, and with Science News for Students. Sharon has been the CIC NEWS editor since October 2020.

Contact Sharon Oosthoek for editorial inquiries. 

Write for Us

Our editorial staff commissions feature-length articles from professional writers, and also accepts voluntary submissions from chemical sciences professionals on subjects related to their specific area of expertise.

  • If you are a professional writer, you can send your story pitch by email to the editor.
  • If you are a chemical sciences professional wishing to write about your area of expertise, please contact the editor to discuss the length, focus, and timing of the piece before submitting a draft text.

Media Contact

The CIC represents about 6,000 chemistry experts in a wide array of advanced disciplines.

When it comes to finding expert opinions on advancements in the chemical sciences that can affect us all, there is no better place to turn.

Contact our news editor to get a quote for your news article, blog, or podcast.