RE: novice question

Subject: RE: novice question
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'David Neeley'" <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 15:31:32 -0500

David Neeley wrote:


With your art background, why not also look into medical illustration?

Many medical schools have medical illustrators on staff (and, often, a
training or certification course for them as well), as do medical
publishers and journals.

I would think that with some knowledge of technical writing as well,
you could easily be a "double threat" on the job market.

For those who are unaware, a good medical illustration can be far
clearer than any photograph as a means of conveying information. Thus,
a good medical illustrator rarely lacks for work.

In some instances, you can even work remotely on medical illustrations. Jeff
King's wife does (or used to do) medical illustrations from her home just
south of Denali National Park. (Her husband is one of the world's premier
long distance dog mushers and is currently a leader in the Iditarod.)

It's been a few years since I've talked with her of Jeff, but at that time
she used high quality photographs as the basis for the illustrations and
then deliver the finished product to the book publisher or medical
institution. High resolution digital images may be the norm today.

As David said, with your art background, you could do something similar.
Most medical institutions do not have onsite studios, so you could offer to
do the work remotely, thus saving them the cost of your office.



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