Why do you need to hire an indexer? Because there is no software that can compile an index the way a human can. For example, say you’re reading a book about the Beatles and you want to know about the making of the film Help!. A simple search-and-find is not going to assist you here; first, you’d have to wade through all the descriptions of people helping each other, then you’d have to weed out the discussions of the song and album of the same name before you found the information you were looking for.
This is where indexers come in. I will read your book page by page to find key concepts, then use professional indexing software to help me organize those concepts so that readers can find them.
My rates depend on the complexity of the text. In order to give you a quote for the project, I will need a brief description of the book, 2-3 sample chapters, the number of typeset pages, and the deadline. We will also discuss your formatting and style preferences. Once the index is complete, I’ll send it to you for review.
I’m also passionate about proofreading! I know from experience that you can read over the text you’ve written a thousand times and still not catch all of the errors. A second pair of eyes is essential if you want your writing to be free of typos and other small mistakes. I’d love to be that person for you.
- Indexing: Theory and Application (University of California-Berkeley)
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