Tao L.

  • Payable
  • Joined February 2017

Writer, editor and social media manager. Interested in all things business, travel, culture, lifestyle and history.

  • Tokyo, Japan
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Tao L.
Tokyo, Japan

Worked with



Copywriting Content



For three years I worked with Australasia's largest media company Fairfax Media and New Zealand's top news website, Stuff.co.nz. I have experience in business and general news and I have been a freelance journalist and writer since February 2017.

CloudPeep clients

Long form article and lead magnet based on Video/Transcript
Sep 2018 to ongoing
Company Limited by Guarantee Article
Aug 2018 to ongoing
Long form article and lead magnet based on Video/Transcript
Jul 2018 to ongoing
Long form article and lead magnet based on Video/Transcript
Jun 2018 to ongoing
Blog Writer (Turn video into an a long form blog article and lead magnet)
Jun 2018 to ongoing
Trial Train Travel Article - Eastern and Oriental Express
Apr 2018 to Jun 2018
Nordic Business Forum Sweden / Summary Articles
Jan 2018 to Jan 2019
Conference Executive Summary Writer
Sep 2017 to Jan 2018
Blogger/Content Writer
Jul 2017 to Jul 2018

Work history

Fairfax Media
Business journalist
Fairfax Media
Community news reporter

Reviews and references



Recent reviews

Tao is a skilled professional who is fantastic to work with.

Simply: Excellent work from start to finish.

Tao was commissioned to produce a trial article for a Melbourne-based HR startup, on the topic of “Applying Design Thinking to your Career”. Tao smashed the trial. She hit the brief, nailed the tone of voice we aspired to and left both the project manager and client rapt with her contributions. Despite the project not progressing (due to circumstances beyond her control), Tao proactive in chasing up client requirements, and would recommend her for any job in the future.


No more excuses: Why your attempts to deny the gender pay gap just won’t wash

It’s a proven fact that women are paid significantly less than men for the same or equivalent work, but too many people just don’t want to face the truth. Tao Lin rebuts some of the most common ways the gender pay imbalance is dismissed.

Changing how kids learn: The Mind Lab and the future of education in NZ

A feature on New Zealand entrepreneur and education futurist Frances Valintine.

Ludo Campbell-Reid's people-friendly design helping Auckland find its identity

The urban landscape of the City of Sails is changing for the better and it is all down to one Londoner with a big vision leading a dedicated team.




Elementary proficiency


Limited working proficiency


Native or bilingual proficiency


Writing blogging communications content creation copywriting editorial editing journalism proofreading


Contently Facebook iMovie Instagram Twitter Medium Meetup Pinterest word Wordpress


Seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years


Industries I love

Animals & Pets Entertainment Food Health & Wellness Media Social Enterprise Travel

What I read

News websites (Washington Post, CNN, Al Jazeera, Japan Times), books (my favourites include entrepreneur biographies, particularly if they're by women), Longreads

Side projects

Currently working on something involving women's stories - still in the early days!

Ideal team

I would love to work with a team that's remote-friendly, is great with communication and has managers who provide both positive and constructive feedback.