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Short answer—No, it isn't your job. Is a Graphic Designer expected to always do a "check spelling"? If the client needs copywriting or editing, by all means specifically charge for the service. Otherwise it is down to the client. In the past I have corrected spelling mistakes only to be told later that it was intentionally misspelled—I then had to ...


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Interesting question. You partially answered yourself: "heavy edits offensive". Do not heavily edit anything. In my experience shooting portraits: 95% (sort of) of clients want "Put some Photoshop on it, Ok?" Woman are worried about weight and wrinkles. Man are more worried about weight. As Ryan commented, a temporary feature like blackheads, some ...


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Correct skin tones, pimples, scratches, and highlight spots primarily. Beyond the a little light dodging and burning if appropriate on any particularly bad ones. Basically, correct anything that is either a temporary mark like a pimple or stained shirt. Or anything that was caused by poor lighting and photography. Do not remove wrinkles, dimples, lines, or ...


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Because good design is 99% invisible. So because they don't see it, they don't notice how hard it actually is.


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Is a Graphic Designer expected to always do a "check spelling"? No, it should not be a client expectation. Sometimes clients don't understand where the line between graphic design and copy writing is and they might assume that it is the designer's responsibility but I am always very explicit that copy editing and graphic design are two separate services. ...


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This depends. Mostly upon the agreements / contract you agree upon with your client. In principle, I'd say this falls outside of a designer's responsibility. For example, I have a set of terms and conditions that apply to all my contracts, and they include the clause that I'm not responsible for spelling mistakes, provided I placed the text as I received it ...


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It all depends on how you sell yourself as a service, and the expectations you set with the client up-front. My design agency markets itself as a full-service agency, where we review all the copy that comes in, modifying it for clarity and style consistency. As a freelancer, I rarely review the copy I receive (not never). I make sure that the clients know ...


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As mentioned in other answers, this does not just go for Design, but for any skill. The root of the problem is in the fact that everyone starts out as unconsciously incompetent, the first of the phases of mastering a skill. The beginner does not see things they could do wrong because of their lack of skill. It is only when someone becomes consciously ...


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My 2 cents. (Some special cases not taking into account like blind persons) I. Drawing One of the first activities that an infant do, inclusive before talking or walking is grab a crayon and do some lines. Culturaly, drawing it is taken as a medium of expression. And this is reinforced a lot with complements "Oh what a great drawing". < This is in most ...



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