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Working witrh my typesetter

Posted: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 1:17 pm
by Kaila
Hi there.

I just have one question and I hope someone can help please?
. My typesetter has used italics for all my photo captions. By now I have new pages of documents/photo's that mentions ships names in the caption, which are normally in italics. So he put the name of the ship in Normal case. I don’t know how to solve this. Do I just ignore the ship’s name and leave it in italics? I have to resolve this.
Many thanks

Re: Working witrh my typesetter

Posted: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 1:58 pm
by Rath Darkblade
Hmm. Do you have access to the soft copy? If so, you can re-do this yourself if you like; if not, you can maybe ask your typesetter to re-do it for you? That's his job, after all.

Good luck :)

Re: Working witrh my typesetter

Posted: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 2:01 pm
by Kaila
Sorry this doesn't appear to be my post. My question was specific. I hired a typesetter to get it right and a huge job. but he doesn't know the rules.
Did you mean this as an answer? It doesn't makes sense.

Re: Working witrh my typesetter

Posted: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 2:24 pm
by Kaila
The question was. If photo captions are in italics do you still put ship's name in the same sentence in italics.


This has to be done by typesetter not me. I need to give him a directive.

Re: Working witrh my typesetter

Posted: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 3:14 pm
by CageSage
In the cases I've seen, if the words are in italics, then the Ship's name would be Not in italics. It is unusual to have the captions in Italics for photo captions - a title, yes, or a Chapter heading, maybe, but captions? unsure.

Is there such a job as type-setter still in existence? I thought they'd disappeared with the onset of e-formatting of books. If you have a type-setter doing the job, you must have a publisher, so the style guide for that publisher would set the standard, so that's who to ask.

Just my opinion, not definitive!

Re: Working witrh my typesetter

Posted: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 4:18 pm
by Rath Darkblade
Ah, now I understand. I think that Cage is right - if the words are in italics, then the ship's name wouldn't be in italics. ;)

Re: Working witrh my typesetter

Posted: Sat, 17 Nov 2018 4:56 pm
by amshoo
Hi there. This is my first post and I hope it is helpful.
Your typesetter is correct to use Roman font (i.e. 'normal text') for titles/names/specific words in your caption when the caption style requires you to have italics for everything else.