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"Hand Compositor and Typesetter"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Set up and arrange type by hand. Assemble and lock setup of type, cuts, and headings. Pull proofs.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Hand Compositor and Typesetter"

1) Inserts spacers between words or units to balance and justify lines.

2) Arranges galleys of linotype slugs (takes) in sequence on correction table.

 

3) Transfers type from stick to galley when setup is complete.

4) Cleans type after use and distributes it to specified boxes in type case.

5) Removes incorrect portion and manually inserts corrections.

 

6) Compares symbols on proof with galley symbol, and reads portion of text to locate positions for insertion of corrected slugs.

7) Compares corrected type slugs against proof to detect errors.

8) Measures copy with line gauge to determine length of line.

9) Prepares proof copy of setup, using proof press.

10) Inserts lead, slugs, or lines of quads between lines to adjust length of setup.

11) Arranges, groups, and locks galley setups of type, cuts, and headings in chases, according to dummy makeup sheet.

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Job Description for "Hand Compositor and Typesetter" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Hand Compositor and Typesetter"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-5022.01


 

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