Lynn McAlpine

Lynn McAlpine
Lynn McAlpine


Virginia Beach, VA


University of Memphis






Magazine publishing


  • Copy chief for the launch of the Techwalla website
  • Editor and quality-team member for Lifewire since 2017
  • Member, ACES: The Society for Editing


Lynn McAlpine has been editing for web publications since 2009, primarily - but not exclusively - for Apple content. Before that, she worked for newspapers in the Memphis metro area. She served as copy chief for the launch of the Techwalla tech site, and she is a member of ACES: The Society for Editing.

McAlpine published her own print magazine, "Starshore for the SF Reader," for one glorious year. She served as the production manager for a commercial printing company, where she was responsible for keeping the computers (PCs and Macs) networked and running.

My Gear

I edit on an iMac with a 27-inch screen and use a MacBook Pro for nonwork web surfing. I love my big iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil, and hang on to a smaller iPad for reading. I pair my Apple Watch with my iPhone and spend my evenings in front of an Apple TV-equipped television.


Lynne received a B.A. in Journalism / Magazine Production from the University of Memphis.

A Message from Lynn McAlpine

Technology changes fast, and it’s tough to keep up with it. That’s why a site like Lifewire is so valuable. Editing here is a pleasure. Who wouldn’t want to spend their days reading about, copy editing, fact-checking, updating and using the newest (and some older) technology? It’s a win-win situation for this copy editor. 

Lifewire and Dotdash Meredith

Lifewire, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by Comscore, a leading internet measurement company. We provide trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions vetted by certified experts, as well as trustworthy product recommendations so you can make the most informed purchasing decisions. Learn more about us and our editorial process.