Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A composer of types; a compositor.
- n. A type-setting machine. See type-setting.
- n. A person who sets type. Formerly an employee in a printshop who manually selected pieces of moveable type and assembled them for printing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, sets type; a compositor; a machine for setting type.
- n. one who sets written material into type
“On p. 142 the giant crabs from the blurb finally appear, and, the author having run short of idiocies, the typesetter is forced to increase the interline spacing about 16% to make the book come out the right number of pages ...”
“I have been known to call the typesetter and ask for 'just one last little tweak'.”
“There are rules involving the use of these signs, and most books obey them all the way through, but in this book either the author was being experimental, or the typesetter was a bit confused.”
“This has been brought up before on this blog, and it's called the typesetter's rule.”
“During the editing process, successive versions of the same novel flit back and forth between author, agent, typesetter and publisher in a series of email attachments, presumably all with variations on the same file name.”
“The main costs are in the back-end stuff that the reader doesn't see - the author will want an advance, of course, and there must be an editor, a copy-editor, several proof-readers, a typesetter, etc.”
“Was this just a typo, a mistake, or was the reporter, transcriber or typesetter having a bit of sly fun?”
“After college (where I studied English Lit and film), I became a typesetter.”
“And this helped me cobble together an early professional career both as a typesetter and a journalist, because I knew how to operate these complicated phototypesetting machines.”
“When he discovered a printer had made punctuation changes to A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, he wrote that he had "given orders for the typesetter to be shot without giving him time to pray.”
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