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Kami C

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Completed Orders 17
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Repeat Clients 75%
Last Login 11/14/2015
Location Medford, OR
Education Masters Degree
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
Kami C. thinks writers should be masters of several trades. Hers include high tech, education and counseling. Kami worked for corporations as a software developer and technical writer for twenty-five years. She created programs, specifications, test plans and training manuals. As technology advanced, Kami added new computer languages to her repertoire. After two decades, restlessness drew her back to her first love: writing.

Kami became an author and the recipient of the first Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Fellowship, awarded to her for her manuscript "Little Lives." The fellowship allowed her to stay for a month at the Vermont Studio Center, an international artists' and writers' residency program situated in the Vermont countryside. She published two books: Ex-Rich Girl Tells All and What Starla Did.

Her love of writing inspired Kami to teach college students how to write essays and research papers. For four years, she taught at a community college in Oregon. Along the way, she met many students struggling with addiction and generational poverty.

Concern for her students led Kami to become a licensed counselor. She wanted to help them with more than their writing. From 2009-2011, she worked for a nonprofit agency. During her tenure, the agency needed to renew its accreditation. Kami, as corporate writer, updated the departmental manuals for Mental Health and Family Life Skills. She also created a manual for the agency's newest program, Foster Parents' Skill Training. The agency was successful in renewing its accreditation.

Kami thinks good writing is pointless unless it engages the reader, who is always asking, "What's in it for me?" The piece must answer that question early, or else the writer loses the reader. She strives to make her writing clear, concise and complete.
Kami has expertise in high tech, health, education, and spirituality. For two years, she wrote a monthly column on everyday ethics. Having spent twenty-five years in high tech, she is used to learning new material fast and meeting client deadlines...every time.
Kami enjoys weight training, hiking, and vegan cooking. She volunteers with SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) and reads weekly with children at the local elementary school.
University of California at Davis Sep 1984 – Aug 1986
creative writing, expository writing, literature, Master of Arts in English

Kami studied creative writing, expository writing, and American literature. In addition, she taught Freshman English and Creative Writing to satisfy the requirements of her teaching assistantship.

Computer Learning Center May 1977 – Feb 1978
business programming languages, Certificate in Computer Programming Lanaguages

Kami studied three programming languages: COBOL, RPG II, and Assembler. After she graduated, Transamerica Insurance Group hired her as a COBOL programmer.

Duke University Aug 1974 – May 1975
school counseling, Master of Education in School Counseling

Kami studied school counseling and did her practicum in the Admissions Office where she counseled freshman students.

Duke University Aug 1973 – May 1974
psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Kami transferred to Duke University and spent her junior and senior years there. She satisfied the requirements for a bachelor of arts in psychology.

Hull University, Yorkshire, England Sep 1972 – Jun 1973
psychology, N/A

Kami studied experimental psychology at Hull University. The subject was treated as a lab science and covered visual perception, short-term and long-term memory, animal behavior, and auditory perception.

Pasadena City College Sep 1971 – Jun 1972
liberal arts, N/A

After graduating high school a year early, Kami completed her freshman year at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California.

Honors and Awards
Honorable Mention Dec 2012
Kami earned recognition for her memoir, Ex-Rich Girl Tells All.

Honorable Mention Dec 2012
Kami earned recognition for her memoir, Ex-Rich Girl Tells All.

ALSCW/VSC Fellowship Mar 2010
Kami received the first writers' residency fellowship ever offered by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers.

Writers' Residency Grant May 2008
Kami received a grant that helped her spend a month at Vermont Studio Center where she attended workshops and worked on a novel.

Writers' Residency Grant Feb 2001
Kami received a grant that helped her spend a month at Vermont Studio Center where she attended workshops and worked on a novel.

Association Memberships
Willamette Writers Apr 2013
Willamette Writers is an organization that strives to provide a creative environment and support system for writers. It offers general meetings, workshops, critique groups, lectures and an annual conference. Kami attends monthly meetings of the southern Oregon chapter.

Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) seeks to promote excellence in literary criticism and scholarship, and works to ensure that literature thrives in both scholarly and creative environments.

Initial 1 School Counselor License Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC)
Jun 2012
Per the Oregon TSPC, "the holder of this license is authorized for employment in public schools in the areas of Age 3 through Grade 4/8, Middle Level/High School (Counselor): School Counselor."

Instructor Credential in Language Arts and Literature The California Community Colleges Instructor Credential
Aug 1989
This credential authorizes the holder to teach language arts and literature at all California community colleges. The credential is valid for life.

Projects by Industry

Kami updated internal documentation, revised the agency's client intake assessment, and wrote curricula for parenting and life skills classes. In addition, she developed the training manual for foster parents.

High Tech

Kami has written technical specifications, test plans, user documentation, and training manuals for diverse computer applications. Examples include manufacturing and financial systems, as well as insurance rate quote applications. She also created unit and system test plans for programs written in Progress OpenEdge, VisualBasic, DB2, MS Access and COBOL.


As an adjunct English professor, Kami C. developed a syllabus, curriculum, assignments and exams for each of her expository writing classes.

During her years at a nonprofit agency, she created lesson plans for Parenting Class, Family Life Skills and Foster Parents' Skill Training classes. She also wrote sections of the departmental manuals for those programs.


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