Lynn Reid

Senior Writing Coach

Lynn Reid holds a PhD in English Composition and Applied Linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a certificate in TESOL from Rutgers University. Lynn’s dissertation work and related publications focus on graduate education and methods for disciplinary reading in graduate study. She has been teaching college-level writing since 2007 and has worked extensively with graduate students as both an instructor and a writing tutor. Lynn has extensive experience working with multilingual writers, including the coordination of a weekly writing workshop for doctoral-level anthropology students at Rutgers in 2012. She also regularly serves as a mentor to graduate students at the Computers and Writing and CCCC Conferences. Lynn has won awards for teaching (from City College of New York), research and scholarship (from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy), and service (from Kairos), and she has served as the co-chair of the Council on Basic Writing, a national CCCC standing group. Her work has appeared in collections from Computers and Composition Digital Press, Kairos, Journal of Basic Writing, and WPA Journal and she regularly reviews for disciplinary conferences and journals. Lynn has expertise in qualitative research methods and she enjoys working with writers at all stages, from designing a study to final copy edits.


Languages: English; Spanish (conversational, reading, and writing)

Why I Love Coaching

I most enjoy working with academic writers to develop clear textual cues to guide their readers through a piece of writing, clearly linking scholarly research with a project’s goals, and planning all the phases of a writing project. I am available to coach any stage of a project, but I particularly enjoy helping a writer step into their readers’ shoes and clearly communicate the purpose of particular sections of a text. Another aspect of coaching writing that I see as my specialty is helping a writer determine the research that best suits the needs of a particular project. If you are looking for support in any of these areas, please request me when you contact Defend & Publish.

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