With the introduction of the personal computer, came desktop publishing. People were suddenly able to create newsletters, calendars, magazines, brochures, and even books from their desk tops.
Thanks to fast and relatively easy-to-use computer programs, desktop publishers can arrange pages, edit photographs and illustrations, and pour in text. They might use their skills to prepare documents to send to a printer or to a webmaster. Whether using a new layout tool or studying HTML, desktop publishers are constantly learning.
Desktop publishers use computer word processing and layout programs to edit, design, and produce materials such as books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and packaging.
About half of all desktop publishers work in the publishing and printing industries.
Attentive to detail. It takes care to make sure text flows properly across a page and that photos are positioned correctly.
Desktop publishers need to take breaks to stay healthy. Staring at a computer screen and typing on a keyboard for hours strains the eye and arm muscles.