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Desktop Publishers present final page layouts for client approval, perform color separations prior to printing, and prepare digital files that are used for making printing plates at commercial printers. Example resumes for this position indicate skills such as creating and editing manuals using Word, Excel and InDesign, and collaborating with project managers and technical administrators to provide clients with the most effective products in their defined timelines. While many skills inherent to the position are honed via on-the-job training, employers often look for formal certificates in desktop publishing or degree programs like graphic design or visual communication on applicants' resumes.

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1

Quality Control Inspector/desktop Publisher

Worked with quality control, desktop publishing, and writers to meet strict month-end deadlines

  • Coordinated and prioritized the processing of manuals
  • Updated the status of each manual using the company's Project Management Database
  • Created & maintained 65 templates for 75 writers for all aircraft manuals using FrameMaker
  • Performed 2+ document conversion projects annually converting manual files from
  • Trained & supported 75 users on using FrameMaker
  • Applied company conventions while preparing manuals
Candidate Info
35
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Business Systems
2

Administrative Coordinator, Technical Writer, Desktop Publisher, Data Entry Clerk

Created HR claims, updated files, reported data in PeopleSoft-Apollo Group (Vaco)

  • Developed in-house newsletter in Publisher-HDR, Inc. (Accent Careers)
  • Edited training manuals in Word & PowerPoint -Universal Tech Inst. (Renaissance Personnel)
  • Prepared legal documents in Word-John R. Politan & Associates (Accent Careers)
  • Compiled contract bid packages in Word, Excel, PowerPoint-Evans Newton (Ultimate Staffing)
  • Verified & updated major data bases in Excel-AWEE and E20/20 (Renaissance Personnel)
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
C
Secretarial Sciences
3

Desktop Publisher/product Shipper

  • Assisted in designing of 1300 page catalog that helped produce 36 straight months of increased sales.
  • Created logos for multiple product lines to help sales.
  • Re-shot majority of photos in catalog so that images were up to date.
  • Organized photo library by product code to allow for quicker search results.
  • In charge of group of up to three people to make sure orders are shipped out on time and daily goals are met.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
AS
Applied Business
BS
Visual Communications
4

Freelance Web Designer, Desktop Publisher

Employed server-side scripting technologies, mark-up languages, and W3C standards

  • Customized CMS GUI for maximum compatibility across platforms and browsers
  • Collaborated with clients to generate web content to meet their needs
  • Served as webmaster for several projects promoting local cinema and artists
  • Developed letterheads and logos for local businesses and non-profits
Candidate Info
29
years in
workforce
19
years
at this job
AS
Leadership & Supervision
BS
Bachelor of Science
5

Desktop Publisher

  • Proficient at utilizing a variety of software required in desktop publishing activities.
  • Collaborated with the layout and final steps for proposals. Proposals frequently require MS Word delivery which involves extensive reconfiguration of tables, figures and double columns to work with one another.
  • Created layouts for manuals, newsletters, posters and brochures which at times called for editing or possible rewrites to fit a specific format.
  • Document formatting, proofreading, scanning, research, inventory, and photography (to include some image editing).
  • Oversaw individuals during a four month project as they scanned a number of classified documents to be organized and placed on CD's and linked with a menu and help files.
  • 1.5 years off-site assisting MCI Communications with getting their documents prepared in anticipation of any potential Y2K problems.
Candidate Info
29
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
Business-related Classes
Adobe Classes: Photoshop, Illustrator, Golive, Pagemaker; Web Development And Design For Print
6

Office Manager/rare Book Seller/desktop Publisher

Directly involved in all administrative operations and decisions of small antiquarian book business with annual sales often over $1,000,000. Processed and shipped both national and international orders. Worked independently and with minimal supervision from owner.

  • Set-up and maintained online inventory databases on several reseller web sites
  • Designed and maintained www.rulon.com using MS FrontPage
  • Key contact for customers with orders, inquiries, and service issues
  • Researched, purchased, installed, and troubleshot hardware and software for four networked computers
  • Catalogued antiquarian and rare books for sale via print and electronic media
  • Researched books'unique attributes and set prices using electronic, print, and human resources
  • Edited, designed, and produced 8-10 illustrated print catalogues annually
  • Created print advertisements and marketing materials
  • Redesigned and edited bilingual annual, International League of Antiquarian Booksellers Newsletter, 64-96 pages, with readership of over 2000 members worldwide
  • Initiated, wrote, and organized firm's first office manual
Candidate Info
33
years in
workforce
19
years
at this job
MA
Art History
7

Copy Center Supervisor/desktop Publisher

Managed a full-service, high-volume copy center.

  • Administered quality control of completed work orders, and performed desktop publishing for clients.
  • Trained team members in use of all equipment, and provided excellent customer service.
  • Operated high-volume copiers, large/small format laminators, and binding and finishing machines.
  • Responsible for maintenance of all copy center equipment, and calling vendors for repairs as needed.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BFA
Cinema
Illustration
8

Desktop Publisher / Traffic Manager

Maintained work flow for DTP team of 7 people in office

  • Managed freelance Graphic Designers globally and ensured accuracy of work and QC
  • Worked with Translators in-person and in virtual environments to implement translated text into existing documents
  • Worked with Copywriters and QC teams to perfectly match the original document esthetics-wise
  • Created ads for companies self promotions and commercial pieces
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Animation
Design
9

Senior Desktop Publisher

Worked as a senior desktop publisher for the training department of [company name] (Fluor), a Fortune 500 company. Produced professional-quality training/technical documents for clients in various industries. Used Microsoft Word and PageMaker software to produce the documents.

  • Teamed with other departments to coordinate work loads.
  • Collaborated with team members to interview and evaluate candidates.
  • Trained coworkers and clients on computer software needed for specific projects.
  • Participated in team building development to improve the overall work process and maintain positive team morale.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
Microsoft Office And Adobe Suite
Certified Medical Insurance Specialist
10

Graphic Artist/desktop Publisher

Supported team leaders, outside consultants, and management to develop learning guides, safety manuals, and various other publications for new employees.

  • Coordinated publication work from various departments and provided status sheets of projects produced.
  • Performed design, lay-out, and typesetting of publications, office forms, and various other projects. Created graphic illustrations for publications, prepared estimates for camera-ready art to be reproduced, and scheduled outside printers for reproducing final project.
  • Translated final learning guides into hypertext on-line documentation to allow employees to access existing material as a learning library and research fiber mill information.
  • Supervised plant employees on large projects and provided software training.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Advertising Art

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