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Hello Carto Talk,

I have been in the industry for 30 years, and have recently returned to Freelancing.

Mostly I have been involved in producing maps for the Publishing sector, using Adobe products on the Mac.

A recent offering which has reaped some rewards is outsourcing offshore - I have suppliers in India and Cape Town who are very able and their work has been commended by my clients.

Finally, two projects I have worked on during the last six months have won awards. One awarded by IMTA, and one by a prominent travel magazine. Both awards were Silver - but I'm going for Gold this year!

(Good. Now that I have signed up I can join in Guess that Location! Seems like a fine way to waste time on slow days

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David McCutcheon
www.dvdmaps.co.uk

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Hello yourself, from another oldtimer (shall we start a 30 year club?). The samples on your site are classics of the UK style -- letterspaced arterial street names, lots of Gill Sans, it's all there! Tell me -- do you ever miss scribecoats, type stickup, and opaquing negatives? Me neither! ;)

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Hello Carto Talk,

I have been in the industry for 30 years, and have recently returned to Freelancing.

Mostly I have been involved in producing maps for the Publishing sector, using Adobe products on the Mac.

A recent offering which has reaped some rewards is outsourcing offshore - I have suppliers in India and Cape Town who are very able and their work has been commended by my clients.

Finally, two projects I have worked on during the last six months have won awards. One awarded by IMTA, and one by a prominent travel magazine. Both awards were Silver - but I'm going for Gold this year!

(Good. Now that I have signed up I can join in Guess that Location! Seems like a fine way to waste time on slow days

:D


David McCutcheon
www.dvdmaps.co.uk



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Hello Charles,

Well, opaquing negatives I didn't mind. We used something called Plumtree Red Opaque, applied by brush. It used to be called'duffing' in UK parlance.

Give me a light frame and a pile of negs and I could happily duff away all day!

David





Hello yourself, from another oldtimer (shall we start a 30 year club?). The samples on your site are classics of the UK style -- letterspaced arterial street names, lots of Gill Sans, it's all there! Tell me -- do you ever miss scribecoats, type stickup, and opaquing negatives? Me neither! ;)

Charles Syrett
Map Graphics
http://www.mapgraphics.com

Hello Carto Talk,

I have been in the industry for 30 years, and have recently returned to Freelancing.

Mostly I have been involved in producing maps for the Publishing sector, using Adobe products on the Mac.

A recent offering which has reaped some rewards is outsourcing offshore - I have suppliers in India and Cape Town who are very able and their work has been commended by my clients.

Finally, two projects I have worked on during the last six months have won awards. One awarded by IMTA, and one by a prominent travel magazine. Both awards were Silver - but I'm going for Gold this year!

(Good. Now that I have signed up I can join in Guess that Location! Seems like a fine way to waste time on slow days

:D


David McCutcheon
www.dvdmaps.co.uk


David McCutcheon FBCart.S
dvdmaps.co.uk


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I'm familiar with that term "duffing" -- when I worked at th Ontario Government back in the late Jurassic, a lot of my co-workers and bosses were Ordnance Survey trained UKers. I suppose the modern day equivalent of this kind of relaxing routine work would be tracing linework -- although constantly improving GIS datasets and editing methods have been reducing the volume of that kind of work to a minimum. :rolleyes:

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Hello Charles,

Well, opaquing negatives I didn't mind. We used something called Plumtree Red Opaque, applied by brush. It used to be called'duffing' in UK parlance.

Give me a light frame and a pile of negs and I could happily duff away all day!

David



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Hi David,

Great to hear someone with your experience has joined the gang. Lots of interest from newbies like myself to join in discussions with the 'pros'.
Love your website too - very well formatted and the maps are exceptional.

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[blush]

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