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Richard Arthur

 Richard Arthur
Production Editor
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796
(575) 835-6333 fax

As Production Editor, I work with a team of geologists, editors, graphic artists, and mapmakers to prepare many of the publications, brochures, and journals that inform the citizens of New Mexico about the geology of our state. My position involves copyediting, layout, production and pre-press. Each year, we produce a wide range of materials for New Mexico in keeping with the mission of the Bureau to distribute accurate information to scientists, decision makers, and the public. I make print-ready materials that go either to press or are made available digitally. Regular projects are scheduled to be available around the calendar like the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, New Mexico Geology. Earth Matters, a geologic newsletter and Lite Geology, a classroom friendly publication New Mexico educators use with their students, target different audiences. Long-term projects like the Bulletin series or Memoirs delve more deeply into select subject matter. A companion book to our acclaimed Northern Parks and Monuments is currently in the works and will offer a detailed look at geologic areas of interest in the southern part of our state. All these projects, big and small, from billboards, brochures, reports, journals, postcards, to symposium abstracts get a last set of eyes to keep things as accurate as possible.


Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art — Technical degree in graphic art, 1983–1986.

I have studied and worked in many aspects of graphic art and printing. Some fields I have worked in include: TV and movie storyboards, book production, graphics for newspapers, bindery work, advertising, design, illustration, and more.

New Mexico Tech — Teaching 1 credit course, Drawing for Comic Books, Jan., 2013–present

Emphasis in the class is on using drawing techniques to create poses, thumbnail, and revise stories of any length on any subject matter. A book, based on the class has been accepted for 2018 publication.