Help Wanted

by John J. Miller on April 29, 2010 · 5 comments

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  • SumoMe

The forthcoming AmazonEncore edition of The First Assassin may include a map of Washington, D.C. in 1861. Before that can happen, however, I need to identify someone who can draw it–and soon. I’m not even sure what credentials to look for. Previous experience in graphic design is probably a plus, or at least a good artistic sensibility. Any takers? The job would pay, just not much. One of the reasons to do it, I suspect, would be to earn a professional design credit with a brand-new book imprint. Another reason would be to ingratiate yourself with me. And that’s priceless.

Anyway, if you have an interest, please contact me.

  • dean

    Seriously, spend the money, and get it done right. The website clientsfromhell.com is full of entries like this. Don’t become one of those.

  • http://www.styleapple.com/portfolio/CarloCantavero Carlo

    Hi John,
    What you’re really looking for is an illustrator; ideally someone with a cartography or infographics background. Depending on what style you’re looking for for this map (do you want a faithful reproduction of a existing one, or a custom drawing of same) anyone that does illustrative work in news media or the like should be able to help you with this.

  • http://www.davidrumsey.com/xmaps10003.html TB

    Is there some reason you can’t arrange to use the rights to an existing map (see URL)?

  • JG

    To actually pay a qualified person would cost you a lot.

    All you really need is a very high quality scan of a map from that time. Then, many many people could reduce it to the necessary size (never blow up a scan).

    I’m sure the National Archives, the Smithsonian, or a well Stocked university library could have what you need. You could ask them how to get a high quality scan.

  • FVD

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