What is typesetting?
Typesetting is the process by which text (and sometimes also pictures) are input into a visually appealing form in order to be attractive to clients and readers.
Typesetting is also sometimes known as desktop publishing.
At WhizWordz, we provide typesetting services, in addition to translation and other services.
Suppose that you need a document to be translated from English to another language.
After the document has been well translated, it is highly recommended to typeset your translated document as well.
This is because a well translated document looks polished and professional only when the words are properly aligned, fonts are correctly chosen and the final output is visually pleasing to readers.
It would be a great pity indeed if the translation is excellent, but the document is let down by poor typesetting.
Typesetting Services in Singapore
Typesetting is a professional discipline and it takes many years of practice to hone one’s skills and become proficient in it.
The differences between the work of a professional and an amateur typesetter are quite evident, even to a general audience.
For example, a professional would have built up his database of stored fonts, symbols, letters and pictures in his years of work, so that he has a rich and wide variety of choices to make.
An amateur on the other hand, will probably only have a limited set of choices, thus making him unable to fully customise to the client’s demands.
With WhizWordz’s professional typesetters and resources, you can rest assured that the content that you have so painstakingly written will be presented in an attractive manner, thus captivating your readers and capturing their attention.
We are pleased to announce that we have done typesetting jobs for many local and international clients and they have been satisfied with the results.
These clients come from varied and diverse fields, and have had their documents in numerous languages typeset, including Japanese, Korean, Bengali, Thai and Indonesian.
In particular, we have significant expertise in English to Chinese, English to Malay and English to Tamil typesetting, because these are the official languages in Singapore and thus the demand for such services is always there.
Incorporating visual form in appealing layout
At WhizWordz, we go beyond just content.
A well translated document only fully looks polished and professional when the words are well aligned and fonts are legible for the intended audience.
We ensure that you receive the best possible all-round typesetting services in Singapore by packaging it in a way that appeals through the help of our highly qualified typesetters.
It involves the arranging of the digital types.
Stored letters and symbols are retrieved and ordered according to a language’s orthography for visual display.
It can be a struggle to handle this without a professional as the difference between the work of a professional and that of an amateur is substantial.
With our services, you can be assured that your captivating content will be put to full use and not go wasted as the attractive layout will be able to engage and capture your audience.
Professional finishing that creates a strong impression
Highly skilled in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Macromedia Freehand, our typesetters are able to tackle various forms of tedious language typesetting.
We are equipped to help you with any requests such as the seriousness of the tone, text-heavy or light-hearted fonts.
In marketing, presentation is key as customers are quick to form an impression.
Different countries also make use of different typographic conventions and fonts.
Our typesetting services make certain that your messages are marketed effectively.
An efficient typesetter would know which fonts to use based on the target country.
How your audience might react to certain colours, when to reverse the typesetting and graphs and where to break the lines to best make words fit are just some of the areas of focus of our typesetting services.
Our in-house typesetters are quick in responding to your request and always provide excellent service at highly competitive prices.
A job well done is rewarding not just for our clients but for us as well.
Common types of documents for Desktop Publishing (DTP)
There are many types of documents that require desktop publishing services.
These may range from letters, brochures and images which are relatively simple to catalogues, books and manuals which may be much more complex.
Therefore, even though in theory the skills used are similar across many documents, when it comes to the actual typesetting, knowledge of things like book format, catalogue and manual requirements are critical in order to do a great job in desktop publishing.
Common services for Desktop Publishing (DTP)
In the 1980s and 1990s, desktop publishing was almost exclusively used for print.
With computers and internet access becoming ubiquitous since the year 2000, desktop publishing has shifted notably from print to online.
Below are some of the projects that WhizWordz has been involved in with regards to desktop publishing:
- Typesetting communications material like letters, brochures, flyers, posters and catalogues (both print and online)
- Typesetting letterheads, business cards and logos
- Typesetting magazine articles, newsletters and advertisements
- Typesetting self-published content (hardcover books, e-books, etc)
- Typesetting handouts, presentations and slideshows used for business meetings
and many more.
Fields and Industries requiring Desktop Publishing Services
You may be surprised to know that desktop publishing services are required in many different fields, and not just in marketing related ones.
The following are some industries that we have provided desktop publishing services to:
- Real Estate
- Fashion and Accessories
If you require more information or a quotation for typesetting or desktop publishing services, please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com.
Alternatively, you may also reach us at (+65) 66003798. We will get back to you within one working day.
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