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  Kami Rice
Professional/Personal Overview
  My path to freelancing was far from linear and predictable, but I'm a better writer because of it. I relish the work I've been doing for the past 12 years. My subjects often include religion, the arts, international culture, higher education and non-profits, but my natural curiosity means I'm game to cover anything. My attention to detail means I'll do it well. I'm presently based in France and have spent months in Africa, Haiti, the U.K., and India covering stories for magazines and non-profits.

I also write newspaper articles, essays, press releases and marketing copy. I blog. I tweet. I have sold photos. I've covered part-time public relations duties for a higher education association, research duties for an author, and various duties (of the production, marketing and fulfillment varieties) for a film production company. I edit too! And bake cookies and fix lawnmowers. Just kidding about the last part, but I'd be glad to write about someone who does fix lawnmowers!
Work Info
Copy Editor 7 Years
Copywriter 7 Years
Writer 12 Years
Arts & Humanities 7 Years
International 7 Years
Religion 8 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
12 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
United Methodist Communications (11+), Nashville Arts Magazine (11+), devozine (11+), FranklinIs.com (11+), Outreach magazine (6-10), Nashville Scene (3-5), High Calling (1-2), Prism magazine (1-2), Relevant Magazine's Reject Apathy (1-2), The Tennessean (1-2), Fringe Magazine (1-2), GIFT SHOP magazine (1-2), Burnside Writers Collective (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
CCCU (11+), Franciscan Media (11+), LivingSocial (11+), Thomas Nelson Publishers (11+), Upper Room/Africa Upper Room (11+), University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences (6-10), Vanderbilt University (3-5), Global Oceanic (3-5), Adventures in Missions (3-5), Poverty Resolutions (1-2), Forbes Travel Guide (1-2)
Other Work History
*Writer/Editor/Communications Consultant (contractor) - Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Washington, DC (2010-2013)

*Booking Agent/Road Manager - various signed and independent musicians, Nashville (2001-2003)

*Asst. Director for Student Activities - Messiah College, Pennsylvania (1999-2001)

*Staff Assistant - U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (KY), Washington, DC (1999)

*US Telecommunications Training Institute, Washington, DC (1998-1999)

*Liaison Officer - Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting, Atlanta (1996)
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, blog applications, social media
laptop, digital SLR camera, digital audio recorder, printer/scanner/copier; iPhone
Foreign Language Skills
professional proficiency in French
Work Permits & Visas
I have a valid passport. I have a 10-year multi-entry tourist visa for India, expires 2019.
Available upon request.
Society of Professional Journalists
Club de la Presse Marseille Provence Alpes Sud
*Received a 2010, 2011, and 2013 Professional Development Support Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

*Facilitated and organized Nashville-based writing group (2005-2007, 2010-2012).

*Attended SPJ's Excellence in Journalism Conference (2011); IMAGE Journal's Glen Workshop East (2011); The Writer's Center's Writing the Future conference (2010); and AWP's Annual Conference (The Association of Writers and Writing Programs, 2007).

*National Fellows Program in Leadership - National Center for Leadership, Washington, DC - 1998-99.

*B.A. in journalism and applied communication (P.R. emphasis) - Asbury University, Wilmore, KY - Dec. '97
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Nashville, TN. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Outreach Magazine, 9/1/2010)
Before joining Northwood Church in Keller, Texas, in 2007 and 2009, respectively, both Jessica Jernigan and Vicky Scott had participated in mission trips with their previous churches. And both had a love for international travel. So it was no surprise when the two women were quick to attend informat
(Tennessean, 1/24/2010)
In New Orleans, food and people go together. The city's traditional cuisine tells the story of the myriad cultures New Orleans' residents have thrown into its cooking pot from its beginning. Not every city's history is so embodied in its food, but New Orleans' cuisine showcases how the city has reta
(Nashville Arts Magazine, 12/1/2009)
Internationally collected master artist Quang Ho made his first sojourn to Nashville in early November. Teaching a week-long workshop to local artists and lecturing at Montgomery Bell Academy, the confident yet unassuming Ho sought to impart his philosophical approach to painting to area artists who
(Interpreter, 11/1/2009)
The Rev. Matthew Johnson discovered Twitter a year ago at a conference. He marveled at the way the odd collection of questions and comments projected on a screen and referred to as a Twitter-feed turned "a rather large and passive event into an interactive and oddly relational experience."
(BestSemester: The Off-Campus Study Magazine, 10/1/2009)
Calling: Is it a verb or a noun? A person, place or thing? The word calling gets thrown around a lot. But what does it really mean? Beyond training students for myriad vocation and service opportunities, BestSemester programs are designed to help students ask central questions: Who am I? Who is
(University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences, 9/1/2009)
Hsain Ilahiane originally came to Lexington because of the quality of UK's anthropology department, but in his two short months of living here he's already come to love the Farmers Market, which he and his wife, Ann Becker, have been taking advantage of to the fullest.
(CCCU Advance, 4/1/2009)
Juliana Lezama tells the story of her 9-year-old self who, while riding with her mother, was writing down license plate numbers of cars emitting excessive amounts of pollution. She then wrote a letter to the Ministry of the Environment of her native Colombia to report the polluters.
(Nashville Arts Magazine, 1/1/2009)
I arrived in London a few short weeks ago, just in time to encounter the buzz about three of the city's significant art events, which may not be saying so much since it's a city full of such things. If these particular events are representative, though, I've entered an art scene that's full of more
(devozine, 7/1/2008)
I sat on a bench inside the home made of mud and sticks. Rain fell steadily on the thatched roof. We had finished our chai tea, a staple of Kenyan hospitality, and prepared for the little speeches that are customary before visitors depart. Mostly the adults talked, but some of the younger kids and a
(United Methodist News Service, 1/10/2008)
The sewage system is overloaded, buildings are decaying, electricity is unreliable, and economic turmoil in Zimbabwe makes operating two schools, a hospital, a children's home and church nearly impossible. Yet Old Mutare Mission, a ministry of The United Methodist Church for 110 years, is determined
(Christian Single magazine, 11/1/2009)
In the doorway of a mountainside farm home in India, I stood praying for healing for an adolescent girl and her brother who were sick. As I prayed aloud, I whispered another prayer beneath the audible one: Lord, don't let my unbelief stave off your miracle here.
(Coffeehouse Journals, 3/23/2008)
"Do you consider yourself a subject?" I asked my British friend three-fourths flippantly, one-fourth seriously and all fourths naive Americanly. We were gazing at Buckingham Palace (which, by the way, looks from the outside more like a semi-attractive yet almost non-descript government building tha
(Coffeehouse Journals, 3/1/2008)
One must look up in order to fully appreciate the city of Oxford. From street level, the scenes are interesting enough but, well, seem mostly composed of street level shops--with windows sporting plenty of stylish clothing and numerous eye-catching splashes of my new favorite color, rusty orange--th
(St. Lola in the Fields, 11/1/2008)
The story's not necessarily new but the music is. Two veteran songwriters, who have logged 20 #1 singles and a Songwriter of the Year award between them, began writing songs they loved but which weren't great for pitching to artists hunting for commercially-popular material. St. Lola in the Fields w
(Beau Bristow, 7/1/2008)
Beau Bristow and a chair. An unplanned combination during a pre-album photo shoot in September 2007 proved rich in meaning by December when it became the centerpiece of the new album's artwork. Standing. Still., the title of Beau's third album, is all about endurance and the emphatic rejection of a
Contact Info
  Kami Rice
Marseille,  13001

Tel: 615-290-5578  
E-Mail: kami@kamirice.com
Website: http://www.kamirice.com