Recent months have seen me provide indexes for Cambridge University Press, Manchester University, Unicorn Publishing, Routledge, Thames and Hudson, I.B. Taurus, Palgrave Macmillan, Quarto, Quid, Icon Books and others. I have a varied knowledge and experience from a background of full-time teaching and tutoring. This, together with other interests, means that I am especially capable of indexing books on;
- Child development
- Study guides and text books
- Children's books
- Natural history
- Earth science
- Environmental issues
- Cookery, food science and nutrition
- Handicrafts - especially knitting and dress-making
- Anything on drama
An effective index is much more than just a collection of terms or nouns listed in a book.
I always place myself in the position of the reader and ask two questions
- What is the reader likely to look for?
- If there is an entry in the index, will they be directed to something useful?
I aim to produce indexes that are truly user-friendly, taking into account all the themes and concepts, both explicit and implied and ensure these are readily accessible.
I can supply a traditional back of the book or an embedded index (Rich Text rtf, MS Word, Adobe InDesign, XML, idml.)
In addition to the Society of Indexers Code of Professional Conduct, I have high professional standards and understand the need for accuracy, reliability and delivery within agreed deadlines.
I have received this kind appreciation of my work from the authors Karen Dean and Sam Hunphrey
"The index was awesome. A gorgeous and fascinating exploration of the language content."