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  Kayte Deioma
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am a travel writer and photographer with a passion for using photos and words to share tales of cultural and geographic adventures around the word in a way that promotes global benefit and sustainable tourism. My stories and photos have appeared in magazines, newspapers and web sites across the globe. I am a regular travel contributor to Long Beach Magazine and the former travel columnist for the Gazette Newspapers in Long Beach. I edit and write for the online travel magazines RainyDayTraveler.com and the Los Angeles Travel site on About.com, a New York Times Company. I have freelance articles and photo credits in such publications as Latitudes, Destination Hyatt, AAA Traveler, Time Magazine, Architectural Digest, Le Monde, Vanity Fair, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Santa Fean Magazine, The China Morning Post, Phnom Penh Post and others.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Content Editor (online) 8 Years
Photographer 16 Years
Writer 16 Years
Specialty
Theater 7 Years
Travel 16 Years
social issues 16 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
16 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Gazette Newspapers (11+), About.com (11+), Long Beach Magazine (11+), RainyDayTraveler.com (11+), Destination Hyatt (3-5), AAA Traveler (1-2), Latitudes (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
City of Long Beach (11+), International Documentary Association (11+), Feast of San Gennaro (6-10), City of Los Angeles (3-5), LA Tourism (1-2)
Other Work History
Eight years writing grants, and developing and running programs for Cambodian refugees in the US.
Computer Skills
Word, Excell, Dreamweaver, WordPress, basic html
Technical Skills
Photoshop,
Equipment
Multiple Canon professional digital and film cameras, laptop computer, digital audio recorder
Foreign Language Skills
Fluent German and Spanish, conversational French and Italian
Work Permits & Visas
US Passport
References
Tamara Komuniecki, Editor, Long Beach Magazine;
Harry Salzgaver, Executive Editor, Gazette Newspapers
Awards
Honorable Mention for Bylined Column, 2007 North American Travel Journalists Association Awards
Associations
NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association), International Travel Writers Association
Other
BA International Communications, Certificate in Journalism, University of Cincinnati
MA Communications, USC
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Los Angeles, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Latitudes Magazine, 7/1/2012)
Showcasing West Hollywood as a preeminent destination for design and arts.
(http://destinationhyatt.customtravelmags.com/publication/?i=91759&p=378, 2/12/2012)
Exploring pedal-powered land and water vehicles in Huntington Beach, CA
(Destination Hyatt, 1/12/2012)
Visiting a wind park in the San Gorgonio Pass near Palm Springs, CA
(Destination Hyatt, 1/1/2012)
Indian Wells, CA city profile for Destination Hyatt
(About.com, 11/19/2011)
A directory and history of the tall ships that ply the waters off the Southern California Coast and call its ports home.
(Los Angeles Travel on About.com, 2/27/2011)
A visit to the Santa Monica Farmer's Market and some kitchen time before lunch with Chef Raphael Lunetta of JiRaffe Restaurant.
(Destination Hyatt, 1/10/2011)
City profile of Huntington Beach, CA for Destination Hyatt Magazine
(Destination Hyatt, 1/1/2010)
Profile of the city of Huntington Beach, CA and surrounding area for Hyatt's in-room magazine
(Destination Hyatt, 1/1/2010)
A resort profile on the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa for Hyatt's in-room magazine.
(About LA Travel, 10/1/2009)
An essay on how an aversion to cilantro, dill and other nasty flavors can skew a restaurant review.
(Long Beach Magazine, 6/1/2009)
Santa Catarina, Brazil has a well earned reputation for being magical, as this writer discovered on an exploration of this southern Brazilian state.
(Long Beach Magazine, 5/1/2009)
Weekend getaway to San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter
(Long Beach Magazine, 3/1/2009)
Winter and summer adventures in Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada.
(Long Beach Magazine, 2/1/2009)
The adventurous tale of how 8000 years of imperial Chinese history and art ended up in a suburb of Taipei.
(LA Travel on About.com, 1/25/2009)
Review of the world premiere of the musical 'Pope Joan'
(Long Beach Magazine, 7/1/2008)
A soul-soothing getaway to the interior of Belize.
(RainyDayTraveler.com, 3/1/2008)
Hamburg, Germany destination piece
(Gazette Newspapers, 2/21/2008)
Winter adventures in Lake Tahoe for nor-skiers
(Gazette Newspapers, 7/12/2007)
A family adventure to New York City. Honorable Mention for Bylined Column in the 2007 NATJA Awards
(Grunion Gazette Newspaper, 3/22/2007)
Whitewater rafting adventure on the Taos Box of the Rio Grande near Taos, New Mexico
(RainyDayTraveler.com, 2/1/2007)
Review of a San Francisco standard
(RainyDayTraveler.com, 6/1/2006)
Status article on New Orleans' tourism industry and the struggles it faced after Hurricane Katrina.
(RainyDayTraveler.com, 6/1/2006)
After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, volunteers from around the country and around the world flock to New Orleans looking for a way to help. This article provides resources and guidelines for people interested in volunteering for the rebuild, while enjoying traditional French Quarter establishments.
(Santa Fean Magazine, 3/1/2006)
Redefining chocolate in Santa Fe, New Mexico
(Gazette Newspapers)
What do New Orleans kids know about Mardi Gras that you don't? That it's really all about them!
(LA Travel on About.com)
Alexandra LeTellier gives her recommendations on how to get into LA's hottest clubs.
Contact Info
  Kayte Deioma
Long Beach, CA 
USA

Tel: 562-434-6052  
E-Mail: kaytelists@verizon.net
Website: http://www.kaytedeioma.com