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Rosemary Volpe <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 20 Aug 1997 17:14:33 -0500
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Alexandra Cameron wrote:
> Dear SciArters;
>   I recently graduated with my BFA in Scientific Illustration from The
> University of Georgia.  Being a new fish in a very big ocean is a little
> intimidating at times and I'm still learning how things work out here.  My
> question (to whomever can answer it) is what should I charge per hour for
> freelance work.
> I will be doing illustrations that show the correct way to use physiotherapy
> machines as well as showing what muscles are involved.   The illustrations
> are simple line drawings in black and white.  I would really appreciate any
> (and all) advice you could share.  Any other little hints and tips would
> welcomed as well.  Thanks for your help.
> ___Alexandra
> Alexandra Cameron
> Scientific Illustrator and Freelance Artist
> 1000  Dominion Drive
> Southlake,  Texas 76092.
> e-mail :  [log in to unmask]

For a good general guide on this, look at Barbara Ganim's book Setting
the Right Price for Your Design and Illustration, which has 30+
practical worksheets on how to price different projects, and also on how
to figure out your hourly rate. ISBN 0-89134-569-8; 1994 North Light
Books (800) 289-0963.

And don't forget that there's a medical illustration section in the
GAG's Pricing Guidelines handbook.

Rosemary Volpe