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Desktop Publishing Specialists

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Most experience is gained through on-the-job training. Skills can also be developed through postsecondary education courses to earn an associate's or bachelor's degree. Those pursuing a career in this field should be detail-oriented, possess problem-solving skills, and have a sense of design and artistic skills. An aptitude for computers and good typing skills are important, as is a calm temperament for working under the pressure of constant deadlines. You should also be flexible and be able to handle more than one project at a time. Good customer service skills are important because many desktop publishers get new work via positive reviews from satisfied customers. 

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