Hi Emily and Bruce,


Thanks for your thoughts. I have reacted to the research group that I am
willing to do it, but for double the price. I don't know if they are willing
to do that, and if they don't it is a pity of a great opportunity, but I am
already going beyond my own principles by offering it. And this will not be
the last of such a opportunity...




Mieke Roth

Wetenschappelijke en technische visualisaties

ir. Mieke Roth

Breehorn 46

8223 CN Lelystad



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Hi Mieke,

I can't comment on what the value of being published in "Blood" might be,
since I'm not familiar with that publication.

Regarding copyright, I think it is always a good idea to try to keep the
copyright to an illustration you produce, but I also have no problem
transferring the copyright if I'm well paid for it. If I were you, I would
probably double the price.

Hope it works out for you!
Emily S. Damstra
freelance science illustrator
Kitchener, Ontario
(519) 578-3871
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On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 5:09 AM, Mieke Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I am asked to make an illustration about research of one of the coagulation
factors in blood for the renowned journal Blood. I would love to do that
because it has been a while since I made something non-technical, so I am
thirsty for a biological or medical subject. But... "Blood" requires the
authors to hand over their copyright, including that of all illustrations. I
gave an estimate that was fairly low before I knew this because I would love
to do this, with the remark to the research group that it was indeed a low
price, but I never opted for transfer of copyright. There is one other
person that they asked to make an estimate and I am not a fan of his work
(low quality, not really visible for laymen's eyes, but for a science
illustrator it is almost in your face..).

I am in the habit of never transferring copyright, so I even shouldn't be
thinking about this, but what would any of you do? Having the opportunity to
be published in "Blood" is a big deal that might result in being seen. The
illustration that I have in mind will almost surely result to that. I know
that they want to go for my offer and not for the other guy, but I am
thinking of doubling the price now I know about the copyright or letting it
go entirely.

Mieke Roth




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