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Desktop Publishing Specialists

Tips for Entry

Experiment with your computer, or a computer at school or the library, using various graphic design and page layout programs to get a sense as to whether desktop publishing is for you.

Take advantage of any free Web space available to you through your Internet service provider to design your own Web site.

Join your school's computer club or work on its newspaper and yearbook to get experience with desktop publishing.

Volunteer to produce newsletters and flyers for school or community clubs. Volunteering is an excellent way to try new software and techniques as well as gain experience troubleshooting and creating final products.

Look for part-time or summer employment with printing shops and companies that have in-house publishing or printing departments to gain experience and make valuable contacts.

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