QuarkCopyDesk Special Edition will be launched at Magazine Tech Expo 2001, a magazine-production trade show held from 12-14 March in New York.

A stand-alone text processing and editing application, QuarkCopyDesk SE can be used for creating everything from newsletters to books.

Features include; viewing line counts and line breaks in galley-proof form; copying-&-pasting text between notes and articles; and opening, viewing and editing notes in QuarkXPress.

QuarkCopyDesk SE has the same word-processing abilities as QuarkXPress. Quark plans to add XML support to subsequent releases of QuarkCopyDesk SE, enabling content to be delivered in print, on the Web and in ebooks. Pricing for the software is not yet available.