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News Writing
Graphic Work
I have experience working with Adobe Creative Suite, mostly Photoshop and Illustrator. I am what you call a Adobe "Junkie" because I love working in Creative Suite designing logos, and ads.
Video Editing
I have worked with Final Cut Express software for class as well as outside of class with video footage that I have shot in the field.
Mentoring and Leadership
I have been a teaching assistant and a tutor for several students helping them grow in their knowledge of coursework content as well as grading online work as well as speeches.
Office work
I have been working in an office setting for the past three years. I performed tasks including sending faxes, making copies, working with Photoshop, answering phones and making calls, filing, and working within databases.
Web and Media Writing
I have completed various written content from news releases, feature writing, and script writing. I have also writted web content for various clients.
Product and Service Branding
Event planning

Work experience

Mar 2011Present

Freelance Copywriter

RJ Michaels

As a freelance copywriter for RJ Michaels, I create written content as needed on a project basis.

Apr 2010Sep 2010

Relations Consultant

Lucki Multimedia

While working at Lucki Multimedia, I assisted the Executive Director in drafting client project proposals, whether they needed a web site, logo, print materials, or more. I scheduled and attending consultations with potential clients and meetings with current clients, getting all necessary information needed to get started on the project. I also maintained communication with clients and drafted and sent invoices to them. While I was there, I also wrote some web site content, including the company's (Lucki Multimedia's) web site and created a logo for a client.

Apr 2009May 2010

Student Office Assitant, Marketing

Spring Arbor University - Hosmer Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Feb 2010Apr 2010


Spring Arbor University - Women in Leadership Conference
Dec 2009Jan 2010

Client work, branding materials for small business

Carol Ann's Custom Slipcovers
Sep 2009Dec 2009

Teaching Assistant - Communication Theory and Research

Spring Arbor University - Department of Communication and Media
Sep 2009Dec 2009

Teaching Assistant - Public Relations

Spring Arbor University - Gainey School of Business
Sep 2009Dec 2009

Client work, branding for the marketing program

Spring Arbor University
Sep 2006May 2009

Student Office Assistant

Spring Arbor University - Cross Cultural Studies Office
Jan 2009May 2009


Spring Arbor University, University Communications
Feb 2009May 2009

Teaching Assistant - Communication Theory and Research

Spring Arbor University - Department of Communication and Media
Feb 2009Apr 2009

Media Relations Director

Spring Arbor University - Women in Leadership Conference
Sep 2008Dec 2008

Tutor - Communication Theory and Research

Spring Arbor University
Nov 2008Dec 2008

Client Work, Public Relations Campaign

Mary Albert-Darling
Sep 2007May 2008


Spring Arbor University - EPIC


Paul Patton

Dorie Shelby

Beverly Nemecek

"Karen is a curious person and a self-motivated learner.  She is a person who continually scans the environment for new trends and techniques.  She reads up on things to stay ahead of everyone else.  She experiments and finds clients around her who need help.  What is most important to me, a marketing specialist, is that Karen has mastered the basic understanding that 1) everything needs to be grounded in sound marketing analysis, and 2) that both new and standard techniques in the field mean little  if they do not provide a return on marketing investment."

-Excerpt from letter of reccomendation by Bev Nemecek


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