Term Desktop Publishing Personnel
Code YO-1500.1900
Definition Individuals who format and combine text, numerical data, photographs, charts and other visual graphic elements to produce publication-ready material. Depending on the nature of a particular project, desktop publishers may write and edit text, create graphics to accompany text, convert photographs and drawings into digital images and then manipulate those images, design page layouts, create proposals, develop presentations and advertising campaigns, typeset and do color separation and translate electronic information onto film or other traditional forms. Materials produced by desktop publishers include books, business cards, calendars, magazines, newsletters and newspapers, packaging, slides and tickets.
Created 5/29/04
Changed 8/7/07
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See Also References Prepress Technicians/Workers (YO-6200.6600-600)
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Bibliographic References Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition, Desktop Publishers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos276.htm (visited April 14, 2004).

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