Tam has worked both on staff and as a freelancer for more than 20 years. She has launched, edited and written for publications targeting many different audiences, including engineers, information technology managers, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, private equity investors, bankers, marketers, supply chain managers, educators and C-level executives (CEOs, CFOs, CTOs and CIOs).
Managing Editor, The Magazine Group
Produced BizTech, a quarterly magazine for information technology managers at small businesses. Responsible for generating article ideas, assigning and editing features, writing features, and working with production department through design, layout and printing.
Executive Editor/National Editor, Electronic Business
Held a series of high-level editorial positions at this monthly magazine for senior management at electronics companies. Helped create and implement new editorial focus and style for the publication. Oversaw editorial and production processes, including managing a staff of seven writers and editors as well as freelancers. Initiated coverage of national technology policy and legislative issues by establishing the Washington bureau. Wrote features and news analysis pieces on a broad variety of topics. Assigned and edited features. Wrote editorial commentaries.
Senior Editor, Computerworld
Launched and honed editorial focus of a new section on finance and investing for this weekly newspaper for information systems managers. Wrote features, assigned and edited features, and guided writers in their reporting.
Technology Editor, Computer Sources
As member of original launch team, helped create the editorial focus of this monthly magazine for PC manufacturers, value-added resellers and distributors. Helped develop editorial calendar, wrote features, assigned and edited features, and guided writers in their reporting.
News Editor, EDN News Edition
Ran news operation for this bi-weekly newspaper for electronics engineers. Hired and supervised reporters and freelance writers. Wrote and edited news features.