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Janet Wilkins <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 21 Aug 2008 16:32:21 -0500
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I'm so glad to hear this definition ... I've been Googling the term and getting lots of images of men in uniform (as well as a few in their birthday suits)! Whew!!!


>From: Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
>Date: 2008/08/21 Thu PM 01:31:13 CDT
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>Subject: Re: [SCIART] "grunt graphics"?

>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