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Kathleen Garness <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 11 Feb 2011 20:09:03 -0600
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Is there a way to reduce the white space on the page of your  
illustrations before it goes to print? Just thinking...

Kathy G

On Feb 11, 2011, at 4:05 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:

> Hello,
> I cleared up the authorship issue with the scientist.  He said that  
> they worked on the results for the article for 10 years, so he is  
> very attached to his name and his technician's to be listed as the  
> 2 authors.  However, he will acknowledge my work on the layout for  
> my figures in the acknowledgements and will compensate me for the  
> extra time.  So this is great.
> Now, the final issue, is that he is going to drastically shrink my  
> art by more than 50% to get the figures to fit in two columns.   
> Initially we had done lots of planning on the size of the figures  
> and the size of the labels in the expectation that they would not  
> be shrunk! I'm also concerned about the integrity of the art, as  
> these are stippled illustrations.  The stipples may blur together  
> with such a huge reduction in size.  Part of the size issue, is I  
> have so much white space on my Illustrator layout page that this  
> reduces the size even more.  Can illustrators ever say that their  
> illustrations were shrunk in production?
> Any suggestions?  I'm assuming he has to pay for each published  
> page, and the whole article in manuscript form is about 34 pages,  
> so it may be longer than he had expected.  Perhaps I could subtract  
> some of my pay to pay for an extra page for my drawings?
> Thanks,
> Jan
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