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Desktop Publishing
We have listed our text-centered products (plus a-la-carte services) under Desktop Publishing, and image-centered products under Graphic Design. If you can't find what you want in either list, please visit our services page.

desktop publishing books / booklets / ebooks
We format manuscripts and prepare them for commercial printing as books or booklets, or as ebooks in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) for digital distribution. This can include styling of all artwork and photos, chapter headings, headers, footers, footnotes, captions, charts, body text, index, table of contents and front matter. We optimize photos and other graphics and paginate publications with InDesign CS2 or PageMaker 6.5. We provide liaison with printers, including press checks and bindery checks as needed. book portfolio

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desktop publishing direct mail planning
Put your direct mail campaign on the winning track! We LISTEN carefully to YOU and do RESEARCH as needed and brainstorm with YOU before designing your direct mail piece(s) and acquiring mailing lists. Direct mail is expensive, allow us the privilge of helping yours be successful.

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desktop publishing editing
We can edit your documents and manuscripts for content, organization, grammar, spelling, syntax, style, tone, rhythm, attribution, and more. We can identify and reword sexist or otherwise unfriendly language. See editing portfolio. Also see writing services. Below is a partial list of topics and styles.

  • advertising 
  • automotive
  • banking 
  • biographies 
  • business 
  • catalogs
  • computing 
  • education 
  • fiction 
  • feature stories 
  • opinion research questionnaires 
  • Internet issues
  • hard news
  • humor 
  • how-To 
  • medical 
  • PR news releases 
  • reporting 
  • sports 
  • technical 

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desktop publishing magazines
We can produce your magazine on a regular basis, or help you meet deadlines with individual pages or spreads when you are short staffed. Give us your artwork, photographs (digital/prints/film/slides), and article(s), edited or unedited. We will put together a winning layout, write headlines and cutlines, and copyfit in consultation with your author and/or editor(s). Proof it initially on the Web then we will send you the files by ftp, and/or FedEx a disk with a full-bleed 11" x 17" CMYK proof. Files can be prepared in PageMaker 6.5 or InDesign CS2. Also see our publisher services

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desktop publishing manuals & reports
Manuals and reports are a design specialty for Creative Communications, where we emphasize clarity of information through editing, formatting, image retouching as needed, and overall organization. This includes creation of custom styles for table of contents, chapter headings, sections, tables, charts, illustrations, and keyword markup for automated index generation. (Styled documents are easy to revise, too). sample manuals & reports

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desktop publishing newsletters
Tired of the look of your newsletter? Starting a newsletter? We can design and produce it on a regular basis, or create a unique template for you to use with your desktop publishing or word processing software. sample newsletters

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desktop publishing product catalogs
Product catalogs, whether a single newspaper sheet or a thick glossy publication, require careful design and quality control with regard to image quality to maximize the appeal of the product. We can create illustrations or take photographs of your products, or take your existing images and descriptions and produce your catalog, and supervise the printing process on your behalf.

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desktop publishing publisher services
Services for publishers of annual reports, magazines, manuals, catalogs, newsletters, books, company literature, and other publications:

  • advertisement layout and design
  • automated indexing and table-of-contents generation (InDesign CS2, PageMaker 6.5 plus)
  • image scanning, image adjustment
  • page layout and design, copyfitting (entire publications, individual pages and spreads, templates)
  • news reporting, writing and editing, copywriting
  • photography (enterprise photojournalism and stock)
  • typesetting (tables and charts are our specialty)

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desktop publishing scanning & image correction
We offer scanning for film, slides and prints up to 8.5 x 11” (Epson Perfection 4870 photo professional scanner) and image correction in Photoshop (color model conversion, remove color casts, overall image improvement, cropping, sizing, sharpening, etc.)

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desktop publishing translations
Creative Communications has an established network of translators headed by translator, interpreter and interpreter-trainer Julie Burns. Translators are available for the following languages:

English Haitian Creole
English Spanish 
English Swedish
English Portugese
English Russian
English French
English Mandarin Chinese

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desktop publishing writing
Good energetic writing is at the core of good communication. Our degreed in-house and affiliate writers and editors can persuade, educate, and entertain your chosen audience. Whether your topic is entertainment, scientific, technical, how-to, educational, or virtually any other topic, we can help you.

We can also create content collaboratively, by interviewing you and others on your staff, doing research as needed, then writing the text on your behalf.

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