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Typesetting

The work involved in taking text and illustrative material and laying it out on the page ready for printing. Traditionally, this was the work of a skilled craftsman, a typesetter, but the advent of desktop publishing has enabled ordinary people to undertake this work (though rarely to the same standard).

Typesetting and its sister, typography, are described in greater detail here.

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup. It was first referred to in the blog Getting Published in a post on the requirements and costs of self-publication.

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  1. Selby
    July 10, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Does one need a qualification to be a proffessional typesetter? If yes, where can one study typessetting?

  1. November 9, 2010 at 7:32 pm

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