Cheryl Lenser

Cheryl Lenser - Editor

Greenfield, IN, USA

Indexer 20+ years at Macmillan Computer Publishing/Pearson Education. From computer manuals to Frommer's travel guides, I'll index them all!

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Overview

I am an indexer/editor with 25+ years of experience in the publishing industry, over 20 of those years with Macmillan Computer Publishing/Pearson Education. My subject strengths are computers and technology, textbooks, travel guides, teacher education, and political science, although I'm willing to consider projects in other subject fields. I have experience with both embedded and dedicated indexing software, including CUP/XML embedded indexing.

I enjoy working directly with authors, helping them figure out the indexing process and what will work best for their needs. Because I have experience with both traditional and embedded indexing, I can be flexible in performing the appropriate type of indexing for each project and can easily explain the advantages and disadvantages of each indexing method to my clients.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet
Education & Reference
Parenting & Families
Political Science & Current Affairs
Travel

Certifications

  • Member, American Society for Indexing

Work experience

Senior Indexer

Pearson
February, 1995 – February, 2016 (about 21 years)

* Managed 175+ titles per year.
* Hired from pool of 12 freelance indexers, scheduled up to 5 in-house indexers, and personally completed over 30 indexing projects per year.
* Solved indexing difficulties and answered indexing-related questions from colleagues .
* Indexed books ranging from 200 to 1200 pages and covering beginner- to professional-level computer topics.
* Telecommuted for last 12 years of employment.

Freelance indexer and editor

Self-employed
February, 1995 – Present (over 25 years)

With over 25 years of extensive experience in the publishing field plus a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, I have dedicated myself to developing thorough, insightful, and creative indexes to publications ranging from computer technology books, how-to manuals, educational textbooks, travel guides, and nonfiction trade books. I have demonstrated success managing multiple projects simultaneously, meeting tight deadlines, and providing detailed, high-quality indexes. I have also served as a freelance editor and indexer for Frommer’s travel guides including guides to Paris, Australia, London, and even Disney World!

I offer a wide variety of indexing services in varied software formats and workflows, including embedded indexes in Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign, as well as indexing from PDFs and hard copy. I have a reputation for troubleshooting and resolving problems, adapting easily to changing workflows with efficient and flexible project management.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

My Social Media for Seniors (3rd Edition)

Michael Miller

My Social Media for Seniors Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do Common-sense help whenever you run into problems Tips and notes to help you along the way Learn how to get the most out of social media! We’ve identified the essential skills you need to stay connected with the people you care about; reconnect w... read more

My Social Media for Seniors Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do Common-sense help whenever you run into problems Tips and notes to help you along the way Learn how to get the most out of social media! We’ve identified the essential skills you need to stay connected with the people you care about; reconnect w... read more

Implementing Change: Patterns, Principles, and Potholes (5th Edition)

Gene E. Hall, Shirley M. Hord Ph.D.

A research-based, practical guide helps educators understand, evaluate, and facilitate the change process Implementing Change continues to examine on-the-ground change processes and practical strategies while adding new features, new material and the most current research. Based primarily on the Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM), this user-friendly text focuses on introducing constructs tha... read more

A research-based, practical guide helps educators understand, evaluate, and facilitate the change process Implementing Change continues to examine on-the-ground change processes and practical strategies while adding new features, new material and the most current research. Based primarily on the Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM), this user-friendly text focuses on introducing constructs tha... read more

Frommer's Australia 2019 (Complete Guide)

Lee Mylne

Everything you need for a successful Australian vacation―in one intelligent guide. The Australian dollar has recently plunged in value against the U.S. dollar making Australia far more accessible than it has been in years. To keep up with the changes the new currency situation has brought about, we’ve turned once again to Lee Mylne. Based in Brisbane (the third most populous city in Australia)... read more

Everything you need for a successful Australian vacation―in one intelligent guide. The Australian dollar has recently plunged in value against the U.S. dollar making Australia far more accessible than it has been in years. To keep up with the changes the new currency situation has brought about, we’ve turned once again to Lee Mylne. Based in Brisbane (the third most populous city in Australia)... read more

Militant Acts: The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles (SUNY series in New Political Science)

Marcelo Hoffman

Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward.Militant Acts presents a broad history of the concept and practice of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century to the present. Radicals launched investigations into the conditions and struggles of the oppressed and exploited to stimulate their polit... read more

Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward.Militant Acts presents a broad history of the concept and practice of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century to the present. Radicals launched investigations into the conditions and struggles of the oppressed and exploited to stimulate their polit... read more

Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene

Chris Le Baudour, J. David Bergeron, Keith Wesley

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of the MyLab™ and Mastering™ platforms exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use MyLab o... read more

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of the MyLab™ and Mastering™ platforms exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use MyLab o... read more

Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days (Covers Java 11/12) (8th Edition)

Rogers Cadenhead

In just 21 days, you can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop applications on your computer, web servers, and mobile devices. With this complete tutorial you’ll quickly master the basics and then move on to more advanced features and concepts. Completely updated for Java 11 and 12, this book teaches you about the Java language and how to use it to create applications for any c... read more

In just 21 days, you can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop applications on your computer, web servers, and mobile devices. With this complete tutorial you’ll quickly master the basics and then move on to more advanced features and concepts. Completely updated for Java 11 and 12, this book teaches you about the Java language and how to use it to create applications for any c... read more

Frommer's Maui day by day

Jeanne Cooper

Portable, up-to-date, and to-the-point, Frommer’s Maui day by day is all about maximizing the time you have to spend in this enchanting Hawaiian paradise. This itinerary-based book, written by Hawaii resident and established travel journalist Jeanne Cooper, hits all of Maui’s highlights―as well as hidden gems―with plans crafted for visitors with a variety of needs and interests. Whether you wa... read more

Portable, up-to-date, and to-the-point, Frommer’s Maui day by day is all about maximizing the time you have to spend in this enchanting Hawaiian paradise. This itinerary-based book, written by Hawaii resident and established travel journalist Jeanne Cooper, hits all of Maui’s highlights―as well as hidden gems―with plans crafted for visitors with a variety of needs and interests. Whether you wa... read more

31 Days Before your CCNA Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the CCNA 200-301 Certification Exam

Allan Johnson

31 Days Before Your CCNA 200-301 Exam offers a friendly, practical way to understand the CCNA Routing & Switching certification process, commit to taking the CCNA 200-301 exam, and fully prepare using a variety of Foundational and Supplemental study resources. Use this book’s day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, and review all the exam objectives. The book breaks down key exam ... read more

31 Days Before Your CCNA 200-301 Exam offers a friendly, practical way to understand the CCNA Routing & Switching certification process, commit to taking the CCNA 200-301 exam, and fully prepare using a variety of Foundational and Supplemental study resources. Use this book’s day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, and review all the exam objectives. The book breaks down key exam ... read more

How to Have "The Conversation": Talking with family about end of life.

Norman Crampton, Rev. Donald A. Jones

"A warm, reassuring, faith-based guide to some of the most important-and in their own way, sacred-acts of forethought and planning that you will ever confront." -Katy Butler, bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven's Door and The Art of Dying Well How this book fits into life plans A growing number of older people are beginning to think about having what's called "the conversation" with famil... read more

"A warm, reassuring, faith-based guide to some of the most important-and in their own way, sacred-acts of forethought and planning that you will ever confront." -Katy Butler, bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven's Door and The Art of Dying Well How this book fits into life plans A growing number of older people are beginning to think about having what's called "the conversation" with famil... read more

Frommer's Easyguide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando 2020

Jason Cochran

Preparing for an Orlando vacation can be a full-time job, and it costs a small fortune. Most other books on the market make the problem worse, burying vacationers in endless pages of pointless details unquestioningly cheering for the high-priced theme parks and resorts. But the lightweight, fact-packed Frommer’s’ 2020 EasyGuide cuts through the noise and compresses the information you truly ne... read more

Preparing for an Orlando vacation can be a full-time job, and it costs a small fortune. Most other books on the market make the problem worse, burying vacationers in endless pages of pointless details unquestioningly cheering for the high-priced theme parks and resorts. But the lightweight, fact-packed Frommer’s’ 2020 EasyGuide cuts through the noise and compresses the information you truly ne... read more

Cheryl has 3 reviews

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Nnenna Otummba
Quick and professional. I will definitely work with her again.

Nnenna Otummba, October 2020

Cheryl Lenser
Thank you, Nnenna! I enjoyed working on your project.

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Bretton Putter
Cheryl's proofread and copyedited for me. She was very professional and got things done to a very tight time schedule. I recommend Cheryl's work.

Bretton Putter, September 2020

Cheryl Lenser
Thank you, Bretton! I enjoyed working with you and helping out on your book project.

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Andy Writ
True professional - you won't find a better indexer anywhere. She has the skill set required for a professional looking ebook as well as print book index, which is also a very rare find here on Reedsy. She has my highest recommendations.

Andy Writ, September 2020

Cheryl Lenser
Thank you! I enjoyed working with you and especially appreciated the open communication and quick response to my questions and comments.

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