Grunt graphics is just a term for doing the mind numbing and uncreative.
Cut and dried work that is needed in any project. I would approach this
as a work for hire situation and charge by the hour a rate that would be
the equivalent of being hired as an employee. I would expect they are
looking for cheep help at a university press. If they want a per piece
price, give them four levels, Simple, Moderate, Complex, and very
complex, but you make the call on which goes in which category.
> Does anyone out there recognize the term, Grunt Graphics? I'm doing
> some work for an author who's being published by a university press,
> and their graphics specialist added a postscript to his latest email,
> asking whether I do "grunt graphics" and if so what my rates are. It
> seems to have to do with redoing existing figures in a different
> format or file form than the original. Does anyone know any more
> about this, or about what is an appropriate rate -- if i even want to
> do it...?