Lynn Atkinson's career as a technical writer began in 1977 when she became the assistant editor of a monthly magazine. After the owner sold the magazine, she continued her career by editing other periodicals and publications until she went back to college to earn another degree, this time in English. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in 1993 with a B.A. in English and subsequently entered graduate school as a graduate teacher. In 1996 she received her M.A. in English with an emphasis in rhetoric. A published writer, editor, ghost writer, and college textbook writer and editor, including acknowledged contributions to several editions of college textbooks, she considers her greatest accomplishment being an educator of 14 years to thousands of students at UTA, Devry, Tarrant County College, Southeast Career Institute, and Everest College.
Among her other accomplishments, Lynn has developed or co-developed several writing curriculums, including the ed2go Technical Writing Program; won writing contests; been nominated and awarded outstanding teacher at UTA, Southeast Career Institute, and Everest; been awarded distinguished instructor by department chairs at UTA, Southeast Career Institute, and Everest; and conducted over 10,000 hours of tutoring as a Level III Certified Tutor in the SOAR department at UTA and in private practice.