Careers in Desktop Publishing

  • Book Publishing: Publisher Jargon and Some Definitions

    Every industry has its "business speak" and book publishing is no exception. The newcomer to business should study basic principles and book publisher jargon if he or she is hoping to succeed. A primer then, on terms and common argot and what...
    By Andrea Campbell February 11, 2011 

  • Careers in Desktop Publishing: Printing Jobs

    Government statistics suggest that about a quarter of American desktop publishing professionals work in the commercial printing industry.
    By Joe Taylor Jr. February 3, 2011 

  • Book Publishing: Kinds of Editors

    Now that we know how an editor’s responsibilities and power of influence differs from the publisher’s, here is more about book publishing, the kinds of editors you may encounter with a large New York publishing house, and their purview as...
    By Andrea Campbell January 29, 2011 


  • Book Publishing: The Difference Between a Publisher and an Editor

    Large publishing houses today are conglomerates. Knowing the difference between a publisher and editor is critical foundational stuff if you are thinking about getting into the book publication industry. Here are the key points about these two principal...
    By Andrea Campbell January 18, 2011 

  • Learn Latest Trends of a Graphic Design Layout

    Keeping up with the trends of graphic design should be a part of every artist's agenda. One must stay current with what's hot and what's not to stay competitive. The parallels between the traditional and digital world must be constantly studied...
    By Avionne Akanbi January 15, 2011 

  • Careers in Desktop Publishing: Getting Training

    Over the past five articles, we’ve profiled careers in desktop publishing that include everything from corporate jobs to freelance practices. All five of these career paths require the same core training.
    By Joe Taylor Jr. November 12, 2010 


  • Graphic Art or Graphic Design? Are They The Same? Are They Different?

    What is the difference between graphic art and graphic design? Some people say they are one and the same. I say they are different.
    By Donny Yankellow November 12, 2010 

  • Choosing a Niche for Your Desktop Publishing Business

    Without a niche aspect to your DTP business, it’s easy to start think of yourself as a hunter – “shooting everything that moves.”
    By Joe Taylor Jr. November 12, 2010 

  • Websites for Finding Freelance Arts and Graphics Jobs

    There are many websites out there for the freelance artist. Here are some tips on what to look for in these sites, and three sites you might want to explore.
    By Donny Yankellow November 12, 2010 

  • Careers in Desktop Publishing: Sign-Making Jobs

    Careers in desktop publishing have popped up in unusual places over the last few decades. We take signs for granted, but developments in DTP technology have made it possible for all kinds of businesses to create sophisticated corporate signs and promotional...
    By Joe Taylor Jr. November 12, 2010 
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