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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 21 Aug 2008 14:31:13 -0400
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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.


margaretnelson wrote:
> 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...?
> Thanks! 
> Margy