Eve Morey Christiansen

Eve Morey Christiansen – Editor

Experienced back-of-the-book indexer with wide range of specialties. I work with authors, publishers, and collaborate with other indexers.


I write back-of-the-book indexes for scholarly and trade publications. Working with publishers and authors as well as collaborating with other indexers has provided me with opportunities to write indexes in a broad range of subjects over the past 10 years.

I have a double BA in Anthropology and International Studies from Iowa State University. My indexing education began with a University of California course titled Indexing: Theory and Application and continued with Enid Zafran's Indexing Bootcamp and Advanced Indexing Bootcamp.

One of my most interesting projects has been creating an index for a book on indexing titled Index It Right.

One of the most frequent questions an indexer gets is "do you have to read the whole book?" I do read and sometimes re-read the whole book while analyzing the text looking for connections to cross reference and synonyms to double post resulting in the creation of an alphabetical map of the information. I consider the new reader who is browsing the index to see if certain topics are covered in the book as well as the reader who has already read the book and is looking for the location of information they already know is in there somewhere.

Biographies & Memoirs Career Guides Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Health & Wellbeing History Political Science & Current Affairs Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sociology
English (US)

Work experience


Jan, 2010 — Present

Freelance writing of book indexes.

Eve has 4 reviews





Belinda C.

Belinda C.

Sep, 2023

Eve did a wonderful job for me. I could not have been any more pleased. She made an idex for me with 6,600 names in the index and even found some errors in the book. I would definitely use her again, and highly recommend her to anyone. I was beyond excited when I got the files that she did for me.
Deborah J.

Deborah J.

Jul, 2023

Eve was an absolute dream to work with. Quick, thorough, responsive, went above and beyond. I loved working with her and look forward to working with her again in the future.
Eve M.
It was a pleasure to work on such a beautiful book. I'm glad I was a part of the project.
Myrna H.

Myrna H.

May, 2023

It was a pleasure working with Eve, and I recommend her to anyone looking for a good indexer.
David N.

David N.

Sep, 2022

Eve met and exceeded my editor's and my expectations: * She was remarkably patient with multiple delays caused by design problems on our end before she began her work, and even initiated the process of contractually deferring payment until her work had begun. * She communicated promptly and clearly, asking appropriate questions about our preferences yet appropriately taking the lead in cases w...
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