He had never received a sign of the existence of one, and from absence of judgment in rejecting all he wrote it seemed plausible that editors were myths, manufactured and maintained by office boys, typesetters
, and pressmen.
had to mind his ps and qs (and bs and ds) to avoid placing the wrong letter into the composing stick.
Her career history includes English Teacher at Santa Clara Unified School District and Shasta Union High School District, Editor, Writer, and Photographer at General Electric Nuclear Energy Division and the Emporium San Francisco, and a Typesetter
and Advertiser at the Willow Glen Resident Newspaper.
Consequently Babbage's Difference Engine could be looked at as a specialized, computerized typesetter
, foreshadowing the ideas of typesetting directly from dynamic data.
I would mark up the copy for style for the typesetters
, the courier would take them to the typesetter
, the typesetter
would typeset the copy, then a set of galleys would be couriered to Mortgage Banking and another set to me so I could begin the designs.
First, editorial comments had been left in brackets in the text, apparently unnoticed by the proofreader and typesetter
In those days, copy was bashed out on typewriters using carbon paper: the blue copy was sent to a typesetter
, the white copy held in the office records with the pink copy being retained by the author.
The habit began in the 80s when I was a self-employed typesetter
who often had to stay awake all night to complete urgent sub-contracts.
While the palm-tree motif had cropped up in his paintings before, it proliferated wildly that year, spreading like an exuberant cancer across a range of mediums and objects, both traditional (paintings, sculptures, prints) and not so traditional (wallpaper, stockings, pullovers--the latter courtesy of one of Kuhn's more enthusiastic supporters, a typesetter
called Ernst Gloor).
For more than 25 years before his retirement, he worked as a typesetter
for the Worcester Telegram and the Clinton Item.
Gone are the days of chain-smoking journos banging away on a typewriter before handing the copy to the typesetter
, as Assistant Head of Content Live Wendy Jones remembers (there certainly weren't titles like that back then she assures me).
Particularly I remember that when the first issue was to be printed, Dar went through every step of the process with the paper--riding herd on it through the typesetting (she had to find the hyphen key on the typesetter
for the makeup crew) and layout, then keeping a close eye on the printing, and then riding with the bundles of printed papers to the mailing house.