On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 1:31 PM, Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
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...?