Is there a way to reduce the white space on the page of your
illustrations before it goes to print? Just thinking...
On Feb 11, 2011, at 4:05 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> 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?
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