What does a Desktop Publisher do?

Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.

Jobs Roles

  • Check preliminary and final proofs for errors and make necessary corrections.
  • Operate desktop publishing software and equipment to design, lay out, and produce camera-ready copy.
  • View monitors for visual representation of work in progress and for instructions and feedback throughout process, making modifications as necessary.
  • Enter text into computer keyboard and select the size and style of type, column width, and appropriate spacing for printed materials.
  • Store copies of publications on paper, magnetic tape, film or diskette.
  • Position text and art elements from a variety of databases in a visually appealing way to design print or web pages, using knowledge of type styles and size and layout patterns.
  • Enter digitized data into electronic prepress system computer memory, using scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse.
  • Edit graphics and photos, using pixel or bitmap editing, airbrushing, masking, or image retouching.
  • Import text and art elements, such as electronic clip art or electronic files from photographs that have been scanned or produced with a digital camera, using computer software.
  • Prepare sample layouts for approval, using computer software.
  • Study layout or other design instructions to determine work to be done and sequence of operations.
  • Load floppy disks or tapes containing information into system.
  • Convert various types of files for printing or for the Internet, using computer software.
  • Enter data, such as coordinates of images and color specifications, into system to retouch and make color corrections.
  • Select number of colors and determine color separations.
  • Transmit, deliver or mail publication master to printer for production into film and plates.
  • Collaborate with graphic artists, editors and writers to produce master copies according to design specifications.
  • Create special effects such as vignettes, mosaics, and image combining, and add elements such as sound and animation to electronic publications.
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