Fiona Firth

Fiona Firth - Editor

Professional accredited indexer delivering print and ebook indexing. Specialising in education, psychology/wellbeing, and business books.

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I'm an accredited indexer with a track record of working with publishers large and small. I have worked on books and research monographs related to education, business, psychology and sociology, and I am more than happy to discuss your non-fiction project. I can compile traditional 'back-of-the-book' indexes from paginated proofs or embed the index directly into Word or InDesign files (and talk you through the process, too!). Happy to work on print and ebook titles; enquiries from traditional and self-published authors welcome.

Clients include: Harper Collins, Taylor & Francis, Critical Publishing

"I was lucky enough to have Fiona compile the index for my latest book. She produced both an accurate and useable index that I felt enhanced the quality of the final product. As well as a highly skilled indexer, I have found Fiona to be efficient and reliable and I look forward to working with her again in the future."
Marc Smith, Chartered Psychologist and author of 'Becoming Buoyant'.

English (UK)
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Career Guides
Children’s Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Health & Wellbeing


  • Society of Indexers Accredited Member
  • MSc in Publishing Studies
  • PG Dip Information and Library Studies
  • MA Honours in English and Psychology

Work experience

Freelance indexer

November, 2017 – Present (almost 5 years)

I trained and accredited through the Society of Indexers, UK. I have worked with a range of publishers including Harper Collins, Routledge, Critical Publishing and Luath Press. I am the local organiser for the Scottish SoI group, and the co-webmaster of the international Digital Publications Indexing special interest group.

A Concise Guide to Lecturing in Higher Education and the Academic Professional Apprenticeship

Hindmarch, Duncan, Machin, Lynn, Murray, Sandra, Richardson, Tina, Walmsley-Smith, Helen

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