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Resources for Canadian Artists.

TRACK YOUR WORK:  Keep track of your artwork, whether paintings, drawings, photographs, or sculptures, with a
specially-designed spreadsheet database.  Record titles, media, details, descriptions, prices, status (such as "sold",
"in gallery", "on display") and more.  View sample Artists Spreadsheet.

I create your specialized spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel.  Don't have Microsoft Office?  I can save your
spreadsheet in Apache Open Office Calc format (you can download Apache Openoffice for free).

If you have digital images of your artwork or photos that you would like to be able to use online or in promotional
materials, I can edit your images to be the appropriate size and format you need.  See my
Photo Editing Services page for details.

Other Resources For Artists

Graphic Artist's Guild's Handbook:  Pricing & Ethical Guidelines:  " the industry bible for communication
design and illustration professionals. A comprehensive reference guide, the Handbook helps graphic artists
navigate the world of pricing, collecting payment, and protecting their creative work, with essential advice for
growing a freelance business to create a sustainable and rewarding livelihood."

Essential Tools for Artists:  "Here is a list of a dozen things we think every artist—whether they work in
traditional media, in a less conventional medium like light (think James Turrell), or in installation or performance
art—should keep on hand, along with our recommendations for specific products culled from past reviews."

5 Surprising Tools For Artists I Never Thought I Needed:  "… regardless of what's on my easel, there have
been a few tools over the years I've used that initially I never knew would become staples in my workflow."

Working Together

My artist's services are available to clients locally from Digby to Annapolis Royal, and via the Internet anywhere
in Canada.

INITIAL CONSULTATION: before beginning to work together, we will discuss your needs in a free personal
consultation (in person or by phone or email).  

WORKSITE:  I generally work from my home office, but can work on-site with local clients from Digby to Annapolis

Drafts of information to be entered into spreadsheets can be brought to my home office (local clients),
emailed or mailed.  (Or, at a pinch, dictated over the phone). 

If you have an existing spreadsheet you'd like updated, it can be emailed to me.  Otherwise I will design
the spreadsheet to your specifications, emailing the results to you for your approval.
I can update your spreadsheet regularly with new data as you send it to me.

Original materials will be returned to the client unless otherwise requested. 

The client is responsible for the cost of mailing.

FILE FORMAT: I can accept document or spreadsheet files in Word (.doc, .docx) or Excel (.xls, . xlsx) format, or in
any other common word processor or spreadsheet format.  I am able to convert .pdf files to .docx or .xlsx files, so
these can be edited as well.  You can also send JPG files or other image formats; these should be as large as
possible for the sake of clarity.

COPYRIGHT:  the artist is responsible for copyrights.  See my Copyright page for helpful information.


Hourly:   $20/hour, usually billed monthly. 
Or you can pre-pay for a block of time in advance.  (With a pre-paid block I will send you a timesheet showing the
time used and the amount remaining).

Interested?  Contact me to arrange a free initial meeting.
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