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
>To: [log in to unmask]
>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.
>> 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...?