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Recent additions to the contribution list are published weekly. Please e-mail your requests for a contribution number, and any corrections/updates, to May Izumi. See “Other Services” (below) for details.

Services Available


  • May Izumi (editor)
    HIG 135

  • Copy editing for correct punctuation, grammar, style, and format for specific journals/publications. Includes reference checking, review of figures and tables for size, logical arrangement, and good reproducibility; turnaround in < 1–3 days depending on your deadline and our work load. Galley proofing against manuscripts, same- or one-day turnaround. As time allows, we will support faculty who are scientific editors for journals or proceedings/publications such as AGU monographs. Editing, compiling proceedings of workshops, seminars. Compile, desktop publish newsletters. Editorial services are usually free to SOEST faculty.


  • Nancy Hulbirt (illustrator / graphic artist) •
    Brooks Bays (illustrator / graphic artist / web design) •
    HIG 133

  • Technical illustration: maps, charts, graphs, and equipment diagrams for publication in journals and books or as posters, overheads, or slides for meetings.
  • Graphic design: logos, brochure/book/poster design and layout. We can also handle all aspects of production of the final printed piece.
  • Web pages: clean, accessible pages.
  • We have some samples of our recent work online.
  • $60/hr for all services  


  • We will produce your material camera-ready (600 dpi printer) for journals, proceedings, and books; provide us with a diskette and guidelines from the publisher. To print brochures, reports, or posters, we'll work with printers or graphic services, prepare specifications and get bids, communicate with printers through whole process. After the original text or artwork is ready, whether prepared by us or not, we will assure that the material is of appropriate quality, prepare printing specifications, consult with printers and photographic vendors or image setters, accept bids, generate purchasing documents, track and inspect the work, then bill the customer. For outside services: their cost + our time getting bids, preparing copy @ $60/hr. In-house production (desktop publishing) of camera-ready copy: $60/hr.

Other Services Available

  • Post events and announcements to the SOEST Home page. Please email May Izumi if you have an event or announcement, or Brooks Bays if you have any other type of news item.
  • Compile and maintain the online directory of phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and office addresses. Please email changes and corrections to May or Brooks.
  • Compile and maintain the SOEST Contributions List, including assigning SOEST contribution numbers. The Contributions List is updated regularly. Recent additions to the contribution list are published weekly.
  • Assign SOEST contribution numbers. Well before a reviewed and accepted paper is in the galley proof stage, please e-mail author(s) name, article title, and as much of the journal citation as you have, to May Izumi. We are understaffed at the moment so please expect a minimum of two business days to respond to you with a contribution number, although we will try to respond as soon as possible.
  • Manage SOEST's HP DesignJet Z9dr wide-format plotter/printer. To set up to print, follow the Research Computing Facility driver download instructions. The printer is located in POST 840. Prints are charged by the linear foot: bond paper is $4.00 per linear foot; glossy is $7.00 per linear foot. Log the details of your print job on the clipboard (default plot length is 8 ft).  
  • Other: We will help as we can with word processing file conversion between systems or softwares, word processing, and desktop publishing problems in general: $60/hr.

Contact us

  • Publication Services
    School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
    2525 Correa Rd, HIG 135 (Publications) or HIG 133 (Illustrations)
    Honolulu, HI 96822
  • tel: 808.956.7059 (Publications) or 808.956.7079 (Illustrations)
    fax: 808.956.2538


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