Maria Sosnowski

Maria Sosnowski – Editor

Specializing in INDEXING with 17 years of experience, I can provide a great index to raise the value of your book for buyers. Let's talk!

Overview

I've been a freelance indexer for 17 years. My regular clients come back to me again and again because I provide a solid index on time and on budget. Specialty subjects include business, law, teaching and education, children/parenting/families, and social sciences. However, I will do any subject if I feel that I can give the book the index it deserves. I've done books on subjects such as insurance, space travel, dental terminology, baseball, and wine, as examples. If I feel the topic is not a good fit for me, I will let you know so your book can have a great index.


In order for me to provide you with an accurate quote for indexing, I need to see the whole book.


Please note that I am not an editor, but am a dedicated non-fiction indexer. Because Reedsy is set up to list indexing within the editing category rather than as a separate category, indexers have to be listed as editors too, but I specialize in indexing.

Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Law Parenting & Families Psychology Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Certificate of Practical Competency in Indexing from Index West
  • Certificate of Participation for the Building Indexes and Taxonomies for Legal Materials workshop
  • ASI Training in Indexing Course.

Work experience

Self-employed

Mar, 2006 — Present

I've been self-employed as a freelance indexer since 2006. My clients include authors, publishers, university presses, and book packagers. I can provide you with a solid index on time, on budget, that meets your specifications. Topics I'm comfortable working with include business, law, education, social sciences, parenting/family, psychology, and self-help. I have done other topics and am willing to work on any book if I feel that I can provide a quality index for that material. I'm an indexing specialist who doesn't provide editing or other related services - I just do indexing.

Clark County Law Library

Nov, 1999 — Present

I work part time in a law library that is open to the public, where I provide reference services and do all that is needed to run a small business. Providing reference service gives me many opportunities to see how people use indexes, which helps me to provide more accessible indexes in my freelance work.

Keller, Gottlieb & Gorin

Oct, 1991 — Oct, 1997 (about 6 years)

I practiced law for 6 years after obtaining my JD degree. This job provides the education and background for my legal indexing.

Portfolio

Pain is the PITS!

Kechejian MD, Peter A

This powerful resource investigates how a positive work–life balance can help create engaged, productive employees, how imbalances in work–life balance create serious issues for workers, and identifies different ways to greatly improve one's work–life balance.... read more
Gain a solid understanding of the role of today's real estate paralegal and the intricacies of real estate law and transactions using PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, 7th edition. This comprehensive resource provides students with clear explanations to help you unde... read more
Have you ever been stymied by a sticky situation—like what to say to a boss with spinach in her teeth, or how to introduce someone whose name you’ve forgotten? Whether you’re seeking answers to modern workplace dilemmas or want more success in your interaction... read more
Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with students and faculty, MM4 is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. MM4 employs an integrated marketing mana... read more
One of the first contemporary works to bring together research focused on community corrections officers, Professional Lives of Community Corrections Officers: The Invisible Side of Reentry, by Faith E. Lutze, helps readers understand the importance of communi... read more
Florida Legal Malpractice and Attorney Ethics is the “go-to” authority on professional responsibility. The authors—trial attorney Warren R. Trazenfeld and law professors Timothy P. Chinaris and Robert M. Jarvis—provide a highly useful overview of the field and... read more
Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It? presents a comprehensive and integrated approach to introductory criminology. Acclaimed authors and professors Pamela J. Schram and Stephen G. Tibbetts skillfully connect criminological theories to real-life case... read more
Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, ART & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 8th Edition, takes a child-centered approach to art education. Updated t... read more
Weathering over 100 years of economic tides, Brix Maritime (originally, Knappton Towboat Company) became a major con¬tributor to marine transportation in the United States. Recounted by a third generation Brix, who worked from deckhand to CEO of the family bus... read more
SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR hits the hot topics from terrorism to white-collar crime and shows you how sociological theory explains them. You'll read about justified deviance (e.g., terrorism); corporate crime and mistakes, such as the General Motors ignitio... read more
Packed with full-color photographs and examples straight from recent headlines, WRITING AND REPORTING NEWS: A COACHING METHOD, 8e uses tips and techniques from revered writing coaches and award-winning journalists to help you develop the writing and reporting ... read more
Harness the power of classroom data with the bestselling, updated guide to professional learning through inquiry and analysis. In this third edition of the renowned approach to teacher inquiry and data analysis, the authors add forward-thinking substance to th... read more
In the Third Edition of Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy, Stephen Sweet and Peter Meiksins once again provide a rich analysis of the American workplace in the larger context of an integrated global economy. Through engaging ... read more
Flip The Switch! How to Get Students Into Learning Mode Now. What is it that separates classrooms that have an atmosphere of stagnation and passivity from ones that are electric with motivation and engagement? In this book, education expert Gayle Gregory offer... read more
Known for shedding light on the link between the courts, public policy, and the political environment, the new ninth edition of Judicial Process in America provides a comprehensive overview of the American judiciary. Considering the courts from every level, th... read more
Create a positive testing environment and prepare students to do their best with these useful strategies based on the way each student learns, retains, and transfers information to tests.
Archaeology impacts the lives of indigenous, local, or descendant communities. Yet often these groups have little input to archaeological research, and its results remain inaccessible. As archaeologists consider the consequences and benefits of research, the s... read more
The way we solve problems is broken. We are trapped by techniques and assumptions of a prior era.Today challenges emerge at an ever-accelerating rate, and we struggle to find the imaginative answers we crave. When we do, biology and culture conspire to obstruc... read more
The Coaching Manager, Third Edition provides students and managers alike with the guidance, tools, and examples needed to develop leadership talent and inspire performance. Using an innovative coaching model, bestselling authors James M. Hunt and Joseph R. Wei... read more
In jargon-free English, the contributors to this study examine the main political issues facing seven European states and the European Union as an entity.

Maria has 13 reviews

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Vicki F.

Vicki F.

Oct, 2023

Maria was so great. She was competent, friendly, on time and amazing to work with.
Maria S.
Thanks so much, Vicki!
Benjamin A.

Benjamin A.

Apr, 2023

Thank you!
Maria S.
You're welcome. Best of luck with your book.
Najib A.

Najib A.

Mar, 2023

Maria's attention to detail is impeccable, and she takes the time to ask questions to ensure that she fully understands your needs and preferences. This level of care is evident in the quality of the index she produces, which is accurate, comprehensive, and easy to navigate. Maria's dedication to her craft is truly outstanding, and it's clear that she takes great pride in her work. One of the ...
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Maria S.
Thank you so much, Najib. I always feel that as an indexer I bring a fresh pair of eyes to the project and take note of possible errata as I read, particularly things that would impact the index. I...
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Peter A K.

Peter A K.

Mar, 2023

I am thankful for Maria for indexing this important pain management textbook for America, in the hope of branding a national pain education program for all those who hurt. Dr Kechejian
Maria S.
Thanks Peter! I hope the index makes it easier for people in pain to quickly find something helpful for themselves.
donna C.

donna C.

Sep, 2022

Maria did a fantastic job in organizing and highlighting the essential topic matter with multiple access points for my book Wild Moon Healing: Harness the Energy of Lunar Cycles to Awaken Your Inner Truth. She thoroughly demonstrated her expertise as she, seemingly effortlessly, grasped the content and grouped related information and concepts together. The index truly adds great value to the book.
Maria S.
I appreciate it Donna - I'm so happy to hear that you like the index. I hope your book reaches a lot of people so you can share your wisdom.

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