Job description Scanner Operator - Desktop Publishing in Canada

Find out what work is like for a scanner operator - desktop publishing in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Desktop publishing operators and related occupations (NOC 1423).

Desktop publishing operators and related occupations


Desktop publishing operators and workers in related occupations use computers to enter copy into a typesetting system or operate typesetting output equipment to produce text that is ready to print. They are employed by firms that specialize in typesetting, commercial printing companies, publishing and printing companies and various establishments in the public and private sectors that have in-house printing departments.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Desktop publishing operators
  • Operate desktop publishing software and equipment to design, lay out and produce camera-ready copy and may perform pre-flight operator duties.
  • Markup persons
  • Mark copy with computer codes and typographic instructions before it is typeset.
  • Typesetting input operators
  • Input copy, codes or commands and subsequent corrections into typesetting device or system; operate media conversion equipment to process and format copy transmitted through telecommunications.
  • Typesetting output operators
  • Operate and tend typesetting output devices, load and process photosensitive material and perform routine maintenance.

Job titles

  • photocomposition typesetter
  • compositor - typesetting
  • copy marker - typesetting
  • markup person
  • phototypesetter operator
  • input operator - typesetting
  • output operator - typesetting
  • typographer
  • computer typesetter
  • desktop compositor
  • desktop publishing (DTP) operator
  • braille keyboard operator

Related occupations

Source National Occupational Classification

Date modified: