Kami Rice

Marseille, 13001 France
Website: http://www.kamirice.com
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Professional Experience

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!

Expertise

Copy Editor
7 Years
Copywriter
7 Years
Writer
12 Years

Specialty

Arts & Humanities
7 Years
Religion
8 Years
International
7 Years

Industries


Academia Other
6 Years
Nonprofit
8 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

12 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

United Methodist Communications (10+), Nashville Arts Magazine (10+), 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 (10+), Franciscan Media (10+), LivingSocial (10+), Thomas Nelson Publishers (10+), Upper Room/Africa Upper Room (10+), 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)

Foreign Language Skills

professional proficiency in French

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, blog applications, social media

Equipment

laptop, digital SLR camera, digital audio recorder, printer/scanner/copier; iPhone

Work Permits & Visas

I have a valid passport. I have a 10-year multi-entry tourist visa for India, expires 2019.

References

Available upon request.

Associations

Society of Professional Journalists Club de la Presse Marseille Provence Alpes Sud

Work Samples

Essay/Column/Blog

(Society of Professional Journalists' Journalism & the World blog 5/3/2015)
Coverage of a World Press Freedom Day event in Aix-en-Provence, France.
(Zestyverse 11/6/2013)
When translation challenges help you learn more about where you've come from.
(The Washington Institute's Missio blog 12/24/2013)
The Incarnation comes alive in a very old church in Southern 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 High Calling 3/18/2011)
How to tell a true story when the words we use have baggage.

Articles

(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.
(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 retained a distinctive identity despite the varied people and cultures that have influenced it. New Orleans has made an art form of absorbing new traditions without losing itself. Instead, the influx of newness has enriched the city's culture, as seen in its food.
(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.
(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
(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
(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

Bios

(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 was born to give those songs a stage.
(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 passive life. As one thumbs through the artwork, the struggle to sit or stand unfolds. By the back cover, Beau's choice is clear.