After graduating B Mus (Hons) London University (1978) the taking M Mus (Music Analysis) also at London University (1981), I began my career in music publishing work working freelance, initially for Universal Edition in London. Since then I have worked for many publishers worldwide including:
Words and Music Factory
I can handle all stages of the work from copy editing, computer setting to proof reading, though generally most of my work is computer setting using Finale and Illustrator.
Before using computers I spent many years hand copying orchestral parts and later processing scores using Notaset and similar systems. This experince enables me to visualise a score and its parts, and then use the computer to give the best reproduction of that vision, rather than relying on the computer to work out the layout and design for me.
Some publishers have very precise style sheets, which I can follow rigorously to give the appearance of their house style, or when the specification is not so precise, I can use judgement in collaboration with the editor.