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Careers in focus : publishing.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Ferguson Pub., [2001]

Physical Description:
187 pages ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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Z471 .C38 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The Careers in Focus titles are a great value for your library or career center. Drawn from Ferguson's extensive database, each of these sturdy, hard-cover books focuses on a specific field, and is loaded with up-to-date career information. Each career article includes:
-- job description
-- advancement opportunities
-- where to go for more information
-- educational requirements
-- employment outlook
-- salary information
-- work conditionsPublishing -- includes art directors, book editors, graphic designers, literary agents, and photographers.

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Ferguson, producer of the popular and useful Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, a mainstay in many libraries because its information is thorough, reliable, and practical, has issued six new titles in its "Careers in Focus" series. The editors have chosen a theme for each volume and reproduced, in some cases expanding, appropriate entries from the encyclopedia. Each entry details a specific career under the headings "Overview," "The Job," "Requirements," "Exploring," "Employers," "Starting Out," "Advancement," "Earnings," and "Outlook" (based on the information in the Occupational Outlook Handbook), among others. The entries include a range of information, from advice on what courses to take in school and what summer jobs will provide applicable work experience to detailed descriptions of working conditions and job prospects. This makes the books appropriate for high school or college students preparing for a career as well as for older workers who may want to change careers. Because these books are smaller than the encyclopedia and contain thematically similar entries, they will be useful to patrons who want to explore related careers rather than a single one. The volumes in the series also use a larger typeface than the encyclopedia for their headings and text, and they use more graphics and white space, which may make them more appealing to some patrons. Many public and high school libraries will wish to purchase this series in addition to or instead of the encyclopedia. The price and organization of these books make them good candidates for the circulating collection.DCheryl Van Til, Kent Dist. Lib., Comstock Park, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



Each volume in Ferguson's Careers in Focus series offers an overview of a career category followed by a selection of jobs, profiled in detail. Each profile discusses the nature of the job, earnings, prospects for employment, what kind of training and skills it requires, and sources for further information. Each book also includes black-and-white photographs and interviews with industry professionals. Jobs profiled include: Art directors Book editors Graphic designers Literary agents Photographers. Excerpted from Careers in Focus: Publishing All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Advertising Workersp. 5
Art Directorsp. 17
Book Editorsp. 28
Cartoonists and Animatorsp. 33
Columnistsp. 40
Desktop Publishing Specialistsp. 47
Editorsp. 56
Foreign Correspondentsp. 68
Graphic Designersp. 75
Indexersp. 84
Literary Agentsp. 91
Magazine Editorsp. 97
Newspaper Editorsp. 102
Photographersp. 108
Prepress Workersp. 116
Printing Press Operators and Assistantsp. 125
Reportersp. 134
Science and Medical Writersp. 144
Technical Writers and Editorsp. 154
Webmastersp. 166
Writersp. 175
Indexp. 185