Desktop publishing operators and workers in related occupations use computers to enter copy into a typesetting system or operate typesetting output equipment to produce text that is ready to print. They are employed by firms that specialize in typesetting, commercial printing companies, publishing and printing companies and various establishments in the public and private sectors that have in-house printing departments.
Braille keyboard operator - typesetting
Compositor - typesetting
Copy marker - typesetting
Desktop publishing (DTP) operator
Input operator - typesetting
Markup person - typesetting
Output operator - typesetting
Phototypesetting machine operator
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Desktop publishing operators
Operate desktop publishing software and equipment to design, lay out and produce camera-ready copy and may perform pre-flight operator duties
Mark copy with computer codes and typographic instructions before it is typeset.
Typesetting input and output operators
Input copy, codes or commands and subsequent corrections into typesetting device or system
Operate media conversion equipment to process and format copy transmitted through telecommunications
Operate and tend typesetting output devices, load and process photosensitive material and perform routine maintenance.
Completion of secondary school is required.
Completion of a college program in graphic arts, or other training in typography, computer typesetting or desktop publishing, is usually required.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible through experience.
Broad occupational category