Tao L.

  • Payable
  • Joined February 2017

Writer with journalism background. I specialise in business, but have experience producing content in travel and health and fitness.

  • Auckland, New Zealand
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Tao L.
Auckland, New Zealand

Worked with



Copywriting Content Social Media



For three years I worked as a journalist for Australasia's largest media company Fairfax Media. I've been freelance writing since 2017 and am also currently a content producer, copywriter and blog writer for a company based in Tokyo, Japan.

CloudPeep clients

Writer for third IT/Cybersecurity Blog: Zeta Sky
Sep 2020 to Sep 2021
Writer for 2 telehealth blog articles for Jasco
Aug 2020 to Sep 2021
Writer for two IT/Cybersecurity Blogs: Zeta Sky
Jul 2020 to Jul 2021
Writer for CSAT article: SimpleSat
Jul 2020 to Jul 2021
Writer for 2 Telehealth Blogs: Jasco Technology
Jul 2020 to Jul 2021
C4F blogs for February (2)
Feb 2020 to Feb 2021
C4F blogs for January (2)
Dec 2019 to Dec 2020
Blog Writer
Dec 2019 to Feb 2020
Executive Summary - Nordic Business Forum 2019
Sep 2019 to Sep 2020
3500-word Article on Practical Advice for Recruiting Board Members.
May 2019 to May 2020

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.




Native or bilingual proficiency


Writing blogging communications content creation copywriting editorial editing journalism proofreading social media management


Contently Facebook Instagram Twitter Medium Wordpress Lightroom Google Google Docs


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 (New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Al Jazeera, BBC), biographies, long-form news features

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.