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Thu, 9 Dec 2004 13:54:24 +1100
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Hello everyone,
I have been quietly sitting on the sidelines and enjoying the very
informative and friendly postings to this list. I am based in Sydney,
Australia, and have recently returned to freelance illustrating after
several years working as a biologist. I still do some consulting and
educational work as a biologist, too. I was actually an illustrator before
I went mad and turned to science, but prior to 2004 my last commercial job
was in 1994, so the world of illustrating/graphics has changed considerably
since then. Fortunately I picked up PhotoShop and Illustrator while working
in academia! They have certainly come in handy even though I still use
traditional techniques a lot.

In reply to Megan's query about literary agents, my 2-cents worth is that
they can generally negotiate a better deal for you, and can get your work
seen by publishers who wouldn't normally accept unsolicited proposals. If
you are already negotiating directly with publishers, why not tell the
literary agent this (without necessarily mentioning which publishers), and
ask them what additional advantages or services they can offer you?

Kind regards,
Meri Peach


Meredith Peach
Director, SharkChic
Celebrating the art and science of life

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