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 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.