Karen Huhtala

Freelance Technical Writer & Nature Photographer

Location:Big Rapids, Michigan, United States
2 Skills

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
B.S. – Technical & Professional Communication (with Honors), May 2005
Certificate – Public Relations, May 2005
Certificate – Journalism, May 2005
Community College of the Air Force
Certificate – Imagery Analysis, January 2007


Meijer, Big Rapids, MI
Ad Product Coordinator – December 2008 to November 2010
Ensured that advertised sales items were available on shelves, maintained computerized item inventory, and assisted customers and Meijer team members with problems and concerns.

Super 8 Motel, Big Rapids, MI
Front Desk Clerk – July 2008 to November 2008
Entered and maintained computerized customer reservations, processed billing and checkout, assisted customers with special needs, and resolved problems in other areas of the motel.

United States Air Force
Airman First Class – May 2006 to November 2007
Flight Management duties included editing, distributing, and filing sensitive squadron documents, assisting in scheduling flight crew training, and organizing and maintaining flight crew portfolios and training documents.
Sensor Operator duties included imagery analysis for the Predator UAV.

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
Office of Information Services and Telecommunications
Senior Technical Writer (Internship) – March 2004 to May 2005
Designed and developed brochures for the MyFSU online portal, created and distributed student, employee, and faculty training materials on how to use the online portal, and assisted in conducting MyFSU training seminars.

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development
Assistant Seminar Coordinator (Student Employee) – May 2003 to May 2005
Assisted in the scheduling, development, and delivery of in-house faculty training sessions.