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This book follows the progression of magazine production from the planning stage and commissioning of material, printing and production - including desktop publishing - through to publication and distribution. The book deals with the variety of skills required by a journalist whether they are working on a lavishly staffed, mass circulation publication or on a specialist journal originated by one person. Topics covered include: * Organization and staffing - from editors to researchers * Planning an issue, from the development of ideas to commissioning and scheduling material * Feature writing - including researching, conducting interviews and finding opening words * Pictures, photographic sessions in studios, and captioning * Presentation - the choice of typefaces, the use and treatment of pictures and the design of pages * Sub-editing, including the checking and cutting of copy, headline writing, marking for type and proofing. Anthony Davis is a freelance journalist who has worked on magazines for more than 25 years. He was a reporter for the Sunday Express for thirteen years and then moved to TV Times as staff and freelance and as diary editor, columnist and feature writer. There is also a career guide which lists training course and ways of finding employment or setting up as a freelance.