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English translation: could be Composition Dept.

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21:59 Jan 16, 2008
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Art/Literary - Printing & Publishing
English term or phrase: in Comp
"Morrison... glanced at the temp headline Dees had slugged at the top
of his penguin story. Libby Grannit in Comp would come up with a punchier, more colorful one, of course — that was, after all, her job — but Dees's instincts were good all the way up to headlines, and he usually found the right street, if not often the actual address and apartment number. ALIEN INTELLIGENCE AT NORTH POLE, this one read." (Stephen King. Night Flier. from ‘Nightmares & Dreamscapes’)

What is ‘Comp’? Composition Department? But it isn’t a compositor’s job to think of better headlines, is it?
Alex Linosh
English translation:could be Composition Dept.
Explanation:
Well, you are correct in that headlines are usually the editor's job. However, is this a small newspaper in the story? If so, Libby's MAIN job may be composition (or she might be doing it just at this time), but she may wear two hats because the paper is small and she has to do two (or more) jobs that may or may not be related.

Just a thought.
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jccantrell
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Local time: 23:07
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2 +2could be Composition Dept.
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in comp
could be Composition Dept.


Explanation:
Well, you are correct in that headlines are usually the editor's job. However, is this a small newspaper in the story? If so, Libby's MAIN job may be composition (or she might be doing it just at this time), but she may wear two hats because the paper is small and she has to do two (or more) jobs that may or may not be related.

Just a thought.

jccantrell
United States
Local time: 23:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  David Moore: Good one too, I'd say
15 hrs

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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