Kathryn Atkins

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Ghostwriter, Technical Writer, Writer

Professional Business Writing with Flair

Kathryn has a BS in Marketing and an MBA from UC Berkeley. She has written for business clients for fifteen years, and has published a book, and written for magazines. Kathryn is co-representative to the Central Board for the statewide nonprofit writing organization California Writers Club, founded in 1909, and received the Jack London award for her efforts. She is on the Board of Directors and serves as PR chair and Programs co-chair for the Long Beach Branch of the California Writers Club. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Women's Business Council of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and has received commendations from the County of Los Angeles for 2017 and 2018.
Kathryn says, "To create original content, we interview our SME clients wherever they are in the world. We also research the assigned topic by creating Google Alerts for up-to-the-minute events in addition to reading current copies of 'Fast Company' and 'Forbes Magazine.' One of the best parts about writing is how much we learn in the process!" Let us know if you'd like more writing samples.
Kathryn does yoga, reads widely, plays the piano, and dances flamenco.
Content Types
Article, Infographic Copy, Presentation, Case Study, Whitepaper, Website Copy, Press Release, Blog Post, Ad/Promotional Copy
More Information
UC Berkeley, BS
UC Berkeley, MBA
Cal State Dominguez Hills, Technical Writing Certificate
Long Beach, CA, USA|English

Published Content

Blog Post
Did I Remember?

This piece addresses how distractions are affecting us these days.

November 1st, 2019
Blog Post
A Book Review

This is a review of a different type of book for me. It crossed boundaries, stretched beliefs, and made me think—all while entertaining.

October 1st, 2019
Blog Post

This is a short piece about micro-memoir, an established genre that people might like to explore on their path to self-discovery.

September 24th, 2019
Blog Post
Even If You Think You Know Who You Are…

This piece was designed to help people who are struggling with their identity know that they are not alone. Whether people are adopted or born into a "regular" family, the fact is that many people (and movie characters) want to find out who they are.

June 3rd, 2019
10 Books Recommended By Warren Buffett

This list of Buffett's books was drawn from three separate published lists where most of the books were common to two or three lists.

January 16th, 2016
5 Tips to Stop Hackers

This piece was to help readers learn how to protect their data from hackers.

February 5th, 2017
Blog Post

Pep talk for my readers. . . and me!

December 19th, 2018
Blog Post
Boarding Pass

The boarding pass is a symbol. In this case, it is an invitation to change.

December 4th, 2018
Blog Post

My intent is to deliver a word of caution about Artificial Intelligence, backed by Bill Gates, Steven Hawking, and Elon Musk.

October 3rd, 2018
Blog Post

I don't think we can write enough about the value of kindness in this world.

October 17th, 2018
Blog Post

Be brave. Face the alligators. Note the missing quote by Peggy Noonan is, "Never let the idiots stop you."

December 5th, 2018
Blog Post

The missing quote at the end of this blog post is, "Everything in moderation, including moderation." -- Oscar Wilde.

January 17th, 2019
Blog Post

This piece also appeared in my book "Giving My Self to the Wind," and its purpose is to give us permission to feel happiness in "enough."

October 13th, 2018
Blog Post

The missing quote in the article is "Don't take yourself so seriously." Be fearless. View each day as the possibility of something wonderful!

November 21st, 2018
Making the VERY Best Decision

Decision-making is hard! The good news: There are no wrong decisions. There's just learning.

March 22nd, 2019
Blog Post
Dance Your Age Off

This piece was intended to show how we can learn something new at any age. Plus, Flamenco dancing is good exercise and fun! :-)

March 5th, 2019
My Dog

"My Dog" was a heart piece. I needed to honor our dog, Pepper, and maybe invite people to consider a dog if they need some unconditional love in their lives.

February 20th, 2019
Blog Post

This piece is an homage to being oneself—at any age.

January 29th, 2019
Blog Post
20 Ways to Know You Are A Writer

One of our fellow writing club members asked me to write something for her blog. The question had come up many times: "How do I know I'm a writer?" These were my answers.

September 15th, 2018
Blog Post
GUEST POST: “We Thought It Would Be a Cinch” from Kathryn Atkins

I was a guest blogger for "Travel With Aging Parents." This article was published the year before she passed away at the age of 104!

March 1st, 2015
7 Strange Ways to Save Money that Actually Work

I contributed as a 'Subject Matter Expert' through HARO (Help A Reporter Out) to create an article helping people save money.

April 12th, 2017
Blog Post
Kathryn Atkins

I wrote for the Huffington Post while they were receiving content under Arianna Huffington's management. My focus was on adoption.

Blog Post
Leave Room in Your Suitcase

This blog post was about being open to receive new ways of living and thinking by leaving symbolic space in the suitcase of our lives.

September 26th, 2018
Narrative Video
"masquerade towing"

This is an audio short story that I co-narrated and produced to promote my work as an author. This short story is also contained in my book "Giving My Self to the Wind."

June 14th, 2017
Business and Life: Trends

The Business and Life Trends blog was started in 2013. The tag line "What else is there?" describes the breadth of topics handled in this blog space.

July 31st, 2018

Magazine Articles

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OCMetro _FlipFlops
Cool comfort comes with a cost..pdf

This article was assigned to help people, especially in sunny Southern California, know how dangerous flip-flops can be.

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Believe in the Bean.pdf

I was assigned to write this article about coffee. "Coffee could almost be considered a health food," says Dr. Laurence Santora, Orange County Heart Institute

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Oral Cancer.pdf

This ended up being an eerily personal article, only because my "SME" turned out to be someone I had known 15 years before writing the article. She and I were both happy to learn that Oral Cancer is survivable if caught early.

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OCMetro _ Traveler’s warning_ Deep vein thrombosis..pdf

Deep Vein Thrombosis is still a problem, but we don't hear about it much these days. I think it is still important.


10 Reasons to Hire a Professional WRITER

This booklet reminds its readers to bring a professional writer to any important team project be it website, blog, training, or otherwise.

November 14th, 2015
Introducing Kathryn Atkins, author of Giving My Self to the Wind

'Giving My Self to the Wind' is a collection of Ms. Atkins non-fiction and fiction work. It was published in 2018.

April 4th, 2018
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