Writing/Editing 2018-02-15T03:24:58+00:00

“This is not reporting, it’s stenography!”
– James W. Michaels, former editor of Forbes


Too much of what’s published today is stenography. Tam digs into her assignments, using well-honed research, reporting and interviewing skills to get behind the headlines. Her articles analyze why something’s happening and explain why your readers should care.

Tam knows what editors want from freelance writers because she’s an editor herself. She makes sure she understands your publication and what you want readers to take away from an article. She checks in frequently as the reporting progresses, making sure you approve of the direction the story is taking. She meets your deadline.

As an editor, Tam has produced award-winning magazines. Whether working with your writers or drawing from her own network of freelancers, Tam knows how to editorially manage a team to produce excellent content.

If it has to do with technology, Tam has probably covered it. Here are just a few of the topics about which she’s written:

  • Big data
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud computing
  • Data analytics
  • Data centers
  • Data science
  • Drones
  • Ed tech software
  • Electronic health records
  • Engineering
  • Internet of Things

  • Mobile devices
  • Robotics
  • Security
  • Semiconductors
  • Sensors
  • Software as a service
  • Smart fabrics
  • Supply chains
  • Wearable technology
  • Wireless

“Is Group Chat the New E-Mail?”
HR Magazine, November 2017

“Readying Quantum Computers for Life’s Biggest Mysteries”
iQ, January 2018

“Digital Technology Bears Down On Old Finance Models”
Middle Market Growth, August 2016

“Rising K-12 Interest in Software-as-a-Service Brings Changes to Market”
Education Week, May 2016

“Tech pros make the most of the ‘gig’ economy”
Computerworld, September 2015

“Drones in the enterprise: The future of data collection”
Computerworld, April 2015

“Will the Whill Hi-Tech Wheelchair Sell?”
IEEE Spectrum, April 2015

“Post-Fukushima, Japanese Companies Build Microgrids”
IEEE Spectrum, February 2015

“Tech support’s NSFW problem”
Computerworld, October 2014

“On the Internet of Things, No One Knows You’re a Dog”
IEEE Spectrum, June 2014

“Radio Wrestlers Fight It Out at the DARPA Spectrum Challenge”
IEEE Spectrum, April 2014

“Companies Pin Hopes on the Internet of Things”
Electronics360, July 2014

“The Law Machine: How a Silicon Valley Start-Up Aims to Overhaul Intellectual Property Litigation”
IEEE Spectrum, November 2013

“The Troubled Life of Patent No. 6,456,841”
IEEE Spectrum, April 2013

“Tech hotshots: The rise of the dataviz expert”
Computerworld, May 2013

“Running the ROI numbers on BYOD”
Computerworld, April 2013

“How to find (and hire) big data pros”
Computerworld, October 2012

“Big data, big jobs?”
Computerworld, September 2012

“When trusted IT pros go bad”
Computerworld, April 2011

“Employee monitoring: When IT is asked to spy”
Computerworld, June 2010

“Public Service Gets Smarter”
IBM Data Management Magazine, Issue 3, 2009

“Power struggle: What role should IT play in reining in energy costs?”
Computerworld, February 2009

“One Giant Leap for Analytics? Web 2.0 has the potential to deliver a lot more data, but not necessarily easy answers”
The Advertiser, February 2008

“Technology Keeps Union Pacific on the Fast Track”
AMD Accelerate Magazine, June 2009

“The Darker Side of Webmail”
Computerworld, April 2008

businessclipsTam writes about companies, business issues and C-level executives. She has done features on companies and the people who run them, delving not only into financial and market strategies, but also into corporate cultures. She’s profiled entrepreneurs at small businesses as well as CEOs of billion-dollar corporations.

  • Executive leadership
  • Corporate culture and strategy
  • Ethics
  • Manufacturing
  • Research and development
  • Intellectual property
  • Financing (LBOs, IPOs and venture capital)
  • Wall Street (stock analysis, earnings reporting)

“Risks Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Female CEOs Face Bigger Challenges, Shorter Careers”
Thinkset Magazine, January 2018 (article starts on page 6)

“The Digital Dilemma: Are online ads living up to the hype for midmarket e-commerce companies?”
Middle Market Growth, January 2018

“Midmarket Laments the Loss of TPP”
Middle Market Growth, February 2017

“How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Could Elevate Supply Chain Transparency”
Textile Insight, October 2016

“Digital Technology Bears Down On Old Finance Models”
Middle Market Growth, August 2016

“Qualcomm Takes on the World”
Electronics360, February 2013

“Giant Slayers”
Independent Banker, August 2013

“The Secret to Samsung’s Ascent”
Electronics360, April 2013

“Business Interruptus: Prep Now to Avoid H1N1 Flu Outages Later”
Computerworld, November 2009

“Washington Goes to Wall Street”
SFO Magazine, July 2009

“Keep Your Key Projects Off the Chopping Block”
Computerworld, February 2009

“Dark Secrets and Ugly Truths: When Ethics and IT Collide”
Computerworld, September 2007

“Street Smart”
Electronic Business, December 2004

Tam’s Washington, D.C., location gives her access to those who make and influence public policy, including Congress, federal agencies, lobbyists and trade associations. She reports on legislation that impacts business in general as well as particular laws and regulations that impact the technology industry. Coverage has included:

  • Commerce Department (import-export issues, NTIA, sharing economy)
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission (futures/derivatives trading regulation)
  • Education Department (digital education)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (e-waste, efforts to reduce energy use)
  • Federal Communications Commission (spectrum and broadband issues)
  • Federal Trade Commission (privacy)
  • International Trade Commission (unfair trade practices)
  • Justice Department (anti-trust investigations)
  • Securities & Exchange Commission (financial regulation and reform)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (patent reform)

Virtual Worlds: A Wild West
Best Lawyers: Fall Global Business Edition, 2017

Los Angeles Creates A Workforce That Represents the City
Government Technology, July/August 2017

“Projectors Face New Classroom Competition”
Education Week, June 2017

“Keys for K-12 Companies in Building and Maintaining Effective Advisory Boards”
Education Week, March 2017

“As States Toughen Data-Privacy Laws, Ed-Tech Providers Adjust”
Education Week, August 2016

“Feds take (baby) steps to fight fraud with analytics”
Computerworld, March 2013

“Internet Giants Adopt New Lobbying Tactics”
IEEE Spectrum, September 2012

“U.S. Government Fails Counterfeit Detection 101”
EBN Online, August 2012

“Washington Goes to Wall Street”
SFO Magazine, July 2009

“Forex Regulation Bites Business”
SFO Magazine, January 2009

“The World Confronts Its E-Waste Nightmare”
OnEarth Magazine, Fall 2006

“Making Waves in Washington”
Electronic Business, November 2003

“Politically Correct Chairman Powell”
Electronic Business, February 2003