I am a freelance writer, covering technology, education, and careers.

I am a freelance writer covering technology, education, science, automotive technology, IT, and careers. I have been a contributing editor for Family Circle magazine, where my “Family Tech” column won a Min Award (2013) for best advice column. I have also been a columnist for PC World, PC Magazine, IT World, InfoWorld, USA Weekend, Yahoo…

Contributing Writer for The Week

As a contributing writer for The Week, I have covered everything from college admissions to voting to last-minute gifts. Here are a few examples: Or click here to see my author page at The Week. In the wake of the college admissions scandals, this story offers advice for parents looking for help wading through the…

My column at CafeMom

I write a shopping column at CafeMom. I cover deals, trends, and sales for moms of kids eight and under. I’ve been writing this for a couple of years. But the site just underwent a major overhaul so linking to all of my columns no longer works. You can find some recent columns here.

4 hot project management trends — and 4 going cold in CIO

I spoke to some terrific project managers for CIO about what’s trending and what’s not in project management. Here’s what’s hot and what’s not. Project management is a slippery target. Once the realm of project managers (PMs) armed with a tracking tool like Microsoft Project, an office, a travel budget, and the 411 on excellent…

How to Be a Geek Goddess

Book: Practical Advice for Using Computers with Smarts & Style (2008) My book — How to Be a Geek Goddess (No Starch Press, 2008) — is a primer on technology for women, who are— or were then — often treated like mere eye candy by the largely male technology industry. I make a lot of…