Expert foreign language typesetter and desktop publisher in over 80 languages

Hello and welcome to my portfolio. I am an expert foreign language typesetter offering professional and reliable multilingual desktop publishing (DTP) services in over 80 languages.

Using the latest desktop publishing software, I offer polished and accurate foreign language typesetting services, enabling my clients to publish translated documents while keeping their artwork consistent across various languages. I deliver a wide range of documents, from advertising literature and brochures to technical user guides and manuals, according to the highest professional standards and specifications; ready to publish or print.

My platform is set up to accommodate the needs of my clients. I can send and receive files via the conventional methods (email or FTP) and provide typesetting services for a range of software including Adobe InDesign and QuarkXpress. My workstation consists of an Intel-based Mac Pro, which enables me to work in both Mac OS and Microsoft Windows. I work with clients situated in cities across Canada and around the world, including Montreal, New York, London, Ottawa, Sydney, Toronto, and Vancouver.

For more information on my foreign language typesetting services or to discuss your project and request a quote, feel free to contact me anytime.


Jaber Maycid

Jaber Maycid

Foreign Language Typesetter

Since 2005, I have had the pleasure of working with businesses and organizations all over Canada and around the world. Over the years, I’ve gained experience in working with over 80 languages as a foreign language typesetter. My ability to read and write Arabic gives me a great advantage when working with right-to-left languages. I am able to properly mirror layouts, reading directions, and paragraph structures based on these languages. I have also received great reviews regarding my work with Far East and Southeast Asian languages such as Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, Tamil, Hindi, Punjabi, etc. All of the work I perform is carried out in-house and only by me; guaranteeing you total security and superior performance consistency.

A graphic designer by trade, I possess the skills needed to work with various desktop publishing software such as Adobe InDesign and QuarkXpress. On most occasions when graphics are involved, I also use various software from Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Illustrator. My workstation consists of an Intel-based Apple Mac Pro; permitting me to work in both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. I’ve gradually expanded my already large database of fonts for dozens of languages; which makes my final documents look as consistent as possible with one another. I also have special software to convert Mac-based fonts to Windows-based fonts and vice-versa if ever need be.

Over the past years, I have gained an excellent reputation for the quality and reliability of my services. My ability to work closely with clients and to deliver my services with professionalism and expertise has allowed me to create work of the highest standard; working with firm schedules whilst maintaining the flexibility often required in a production environment. I have provided multilingual typesetting services to a growing number of clients for materials including brochures, pamphlets, posters, labels, logos, stationery, and websites; every time offering competitive rates and quick turn around times. A few prominent end clients include the Government of Canada, as well as many provincial and municipal governments. I’ve also worked with large corporations such as Alliance Atlantis.

I am committed to providing all customers with the most accurate and cost effective typesetting service available, and always deliver completed work that is free from font, encoding, or resolution issues. Working on tight deadlines and paying great attention to detail, I will ensure your foreign language publications retain the style and layout of the original design.

Whether your requirements are for marketing and promotional literature, or technical documents, financial and legal circulars, I have the experience and expertise to deliver your job on time, on budget, and with great accuracy.

For more information on my foreign language typesetting services or to discuss your project and request a quote, please feel free to contact me using the form below, or send me an email at I usually answer all messages within 24 hours.


Language Experience

Over the years, I’ve been called upon to work with any number of foreign languages, these include to date:

Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Burmese, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Cree, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dinka, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Farsi, Fijian, Finnish, Flemish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hakha Chin, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Indonesian, Inuktitut, Italian, Jamaican Creole, Japanese, Karen, Khmer (Cambodian), Korean, Kurdish, Latvian, Lao, Luo, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mohawk, Nepali, Norwegian, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhala, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Yiddish

I am confident that many others could be tackled with equal success.
Languages typeset to date: 84

Foreign Language Typesetting


Adobe Acrobat Pro
Adobe Captivate
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe LiveCycle
Adobe Photoshop
Apple Numbers
Apple Pages
Articulate Storyline
Articulate Studio
Microsoft Office
DTP Expert Since 2005

End Clients

United Nations
City of New York
Government of Canada
Enbridge Gas Distribution
Government of Ontario
Johnson & Johnson
Government of Prince Edward Island
City of Ottawa
Ottawa Police Service
Toronto Public Library
Oakville Public Library
Vancouver Aquarium



The role of a foreign language typesetter

One may wonder, when would a foreign language typesetter be needed? Let us take a common example of when I put my services to work. If a business has a promotional brochure, there may...

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Challenges of Right-to-Left Typesetting

Of all the over 70 languages I’ve worked with, and as unique as each one is, they all generally fall into one of two categories: left-to-right (LTR) or right-to-left (RTL). Although typesetting all foreign...

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10 years in the business

Last year was a special one not only because it marked 10 years since I took on my first multilingual DTP project, but also because I tackled an 80th language: Hakha Chin, a language spoken...

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