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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. My subjects often include religion, the arts, international culture, higher education and nonprofits, 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 nonprofits.

I also write newspaper articles, essays and press releases. I blog. I tweet. I have sold photos. I've served as the English audioguide voice for tours of a former French internment camp. 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+), Outreach magazine (6-10), Nashville Scene (3-5), High Calling (3-5), GIFT SHOP magazine (1-2), Burnside Writers Collective (1-2), Prism magazine (1-2), Relevant Magazine's Reject Apathy (1-2), The Tennessean (1-2), Washington Post (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), Forbes Travel Guide (1-2), Camp des Milles (1-2)
Other Work History
* Voice Over Talent, English audioguide - Camp des Milles, Aix-en-Provence, France (2015)

*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 am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Washington Post, 6/25/2015)
Come along on a road trip through the Balkans! A short travel piece in the Washington Post chronicling a longer trip through a fascinating region.
(North Park University's North Parker magazine, 7/1/2013)
Americans and Zambians working together to improve their communities.
(Council for Christian Colleges & Universities' Advance magazine, 5/1/2012)
Interview with James Davison Hunter, the LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture, and Social Theory in the Departments of Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and founder and executive director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.
(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
(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
(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
(Society of Professional Journalists' Journalism & the World blog, 5/3/2015)
Coverage of a World Press Freedom Day event in Aix-en-Provence, France.
(The High Calling, 1/16/2015)
Among the new habits I learned after arriving in southern France two-plus years ago was remembering to pay my tab before walking out the door of my town's lovely cafés. My American self is used to paying immediately when I order my latte or cappuccino. Then when I'm ready to go, I simply pack up.
(The Washington Institute's Missio blog, 12/24/2013)
The Incarnation comes alive in a very old church in Southern France.
(Zestyverse, 11/6/2013)
When translation challenges help you learn more about where you've come from.
(The High Calling, 3/18/2011)
How to tell a true story when the words we use have baggage.
(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