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Maria Sosnowski

Maria Sosnowski - Editor

Portland, United States

Indexer who can provide a great index to raise the value of your book. Over ten years of experience, with repeat clients who love my work.

Overview

I've been a freelance indexer for over ten 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. When I work with authors, I need a PDF with final pagination, and any specifications you have for the index style or limits.

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Career Guides Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Law Parenting & Families Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences

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

Indexer

Self-employed
March, 2006 – Present (almost 12 years)

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 Librarian

Clark County Law Library
November, 1999 – Present (about 18 years)

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.

Attorney

Keller, Gottlieb & Gorin
October, 1991 – October, 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 (24 selected works)

Special Education Law

Laura F. Rothstein, Scott F. Johnson

Special Education Law, Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive, and student-friendly overview of the major federal laws―and judicial interpretations of those laws―that apply to the education of children with special needs. Laura Rothstein and Scott F. Johnson thoroughly present the most up-to-date information on special education statutes, regulations, and judicial interpretations, including su... read more

Special Education Law, Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive, and student-friendly overview of the major federal laws―and judicial interpretations of those laws―that apply to the education of children with special needs. Laura Rothstein and Scott F. Johnson thoroughly present the most up-to-date information on special education statutes, regulations, and judicial interpretations, including su... read more

Developing a Mixed Methods Proposal: A Practical Guide for Beginning Researchers (Mixed Methods Research Series)

Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Paul A. Schutz

Developing a Mixed Methods Proposal by Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby and Paul A. Schutz is a practical, hands-on guide helps beginning researchers create a mixed methods research proposal for their dissertations, grants, or general research studies. The book intertwines descriptions of the components of a research proposal (introduction, literature review, research methods, etc.) with discussions of... read more

Developing a Mixed Methods Proposal by Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby and Paul A. Schutz is a practical, hands-on guide helps beginning researchers create a mixed methods research proposal for their dissertations, grants, or general research studies. The book intertwines descriptions of the components of a research proposal (introduction, literature review, research methods, etc.) with discussions of... read more

Politics in Europe

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.

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.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education

The general public often views early childhood education as either simply "babysitting" or as preparation for later learning. Of course, both viewpoints are simplistic. Deep understanding of child development, best educational practices based on development, emergent curriculum, cultural competence and applications of family systems are necessary for high-quality early education. Highly effect... read more

The general public often views early childhood education as either simply "babysitting" or as preparation for later learning. Of course, both viewpoints are simplistic. Deep understanding of child development, best educational practices based on development, emergent curriculum, cultural competence and applications of family systems are necessary for high-quality early education. Highly effect... read more

The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business

James M. Hunt, Joseph R. Weintraub

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. Weintraub present readers with a developmental coaching methodology to help employees achieve higher levels of skill, experience greater en... 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. Weintraub present readers with a developmental coaching methodology to help employees achieve higher levels of skill, experience greater en... read more

Think Wrong: How to Conquer the Status Quo and Do Work That Matters

John Bielenberg, Mike Burn, Greg Galle, Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson

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 obstruct our progress.Think Wrong: How to Conquer the Status Quo and Do Work That Matters teaches you how to use Future's radical problem-solvi... 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 obstruct our progress.Think Wrong: How to Conquer the Status Quo and Do Work That Matters teaches you how to use Future's radical problem-solvi... read more

Community-Based Archæology: Research with, by, and for Indigenous and Local Communities

Sonya Atalay

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 skills, methodologies, and practices required of them will differ dramatically from those of past decades.As an archaeologist and a Nativ... read more

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 skills, methodologies, and practices required of them will differ dramatically from those of past decades.As an archaeologist and a Nativ... read more

Test Success in the Brain-Compatible Classroom

Carolyn M. Chapman, Rita S. King

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.

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.

Judicial Process in America (Tenth Edition)

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, the authors thoroughly cover judges, lawyers, litigants, and the variables at play in judicial decision making. This remarkably current re... 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, the authors thoroughly cover judges, lawyers, litigants, and the variables at play in judicial decision making. This remarkably current re... read more

Teacher as Activator of Learning

Gayle H. Gregory

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 offers the conditions necessary to foster an environment of active, visible learning in a brain-compatible climate. In its pages you’ll find:... 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 offers the conditions necessary to foster an environment of active, visible learning in a brain-compatible climate. In its pages you’ll find:... read more

Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy (Sociology for a New Century Series)

Stephen A. Sweet, Peter F. Meiksins

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 vignettes and rich data, this text frames the development of jobs and employment opportunities in an international comparative perspecti... 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 vignettes and rich data, this text frames the development of jobs and employment opportunities in an international comparative perspecti... read more

The Reflective Educator′s Guide to Classroom Research: Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn Through Practitioner Inquiry

Nancy Fichtman Dana, Diane Yendol-Hoppey

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 their methods of formulating action research questions, collecting and analyzing data, and creating lasting solutions. In addition to illu... 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 their methods of formulating action research questions, collecting and analyzing data, and creating lasting solutions. In addition to illu... read more

Writing and Reporting News: A Coaching Method (Mass Communication and Journalism)

Carole Rich

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 skills you need to succeed in the changing world of journalism. An entire chapter is devoted to media ethics, while ethical dilemmas in ... 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 skills you need to succeed in the changing world of journalism. An entire chapter is devoted to media ethics, while ethical dilemmas in ... read more

Sociology of Deviant Behavior

Marshall B. Clinard, Robert F. Meier

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 ignition problem; the changing moral landscape regarding gay marriage and marijuana use; the importance of social media in facilitating deviant... 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 ignition problem; the changing moral landscape regarding gay marriage and marijuana use; the importance of social media in facilitating deviant... read more

Air Wars, 6th Edition

Darrell M West

This text provides in-depth examination and insight into how candidates plan and execute advertising campaigns, how the media covers these campaigns and how American voters are ultimately influenced by them. Perfect for undergraduate students of political communication, elections and voting behaviour of American politics.

This text provides in-depth examination and insight into how candidates plan and execute advertising campaigns, how the media covers these campaigns and how American voters are ultimately influenced by them. Perfect for undergraduate students of political communication, elections and voting behaviour of American politics.

The Brix Logging Story: In the Woods of Washington and Oregon

Peter J Brix, Bryan Penttila

The Brix Logging Story follows the lives and careers of four German-born brothers who arrived in the big timber country of the lower Columbia River in 1881 with little more than a restless desire to succeed in this new land. From the spruce-covered homestead of their youth, the Brix brothers - Asmus, Albert, Peter John, and Anton - bootstrapped their way to prominence in regional business circ... read more

The Brix Logging Story follows the lives and careers of four German-born brothers who arrived in the big timber country of the lower Columbia River in 1881 with little more than a restless desire to succeed in this new land. From the spruce-covered homestead of their youth, the Brix brothers - Asmus, Albert, Peter John, and Anton - bootstrapped their way to prominence in regional business circ... read more

The Brix Maritime Story; A Century of Towboating and Barging

Peter Brix, Beverly Warren-Leigh

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 business, The Brix Maritime Story is a unique tale. It shows how logging and marine transportation were joined in the early 1900s, with tow... 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 business, The Brix Maritime Story is a unique tale. It shows how logging and marine transportation were joined in the early 1900s, with tow... read more

Art and Creative Development for Young Children

J. Englebright Fox, Robert Schirrmacher

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 throughout, the book includes an in-depth discussion of technology to aid teachers in understanding the role that technology can play in ... 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 throughout, the book includes an in-depth discussion of technology to aid teachers in understanding the role that technology can play in ... read more

Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It?

Pamela J. Schram, Stephen G. Tibbetts

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 cases to help students better understand criminology fundamentals. They thoroughly introduce theoretical perspectives that explain criminal ... 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 cases to help students better understand criminology fundamentals. They thoroughly introduce theoretical perspectives that explain criminal ... read more

Florida Legal Malpractice and Attorney Ethics

Warren R Trazenfeld, Timothy P Chinaris, Robert M Jarvis

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 a ready starting point for whenever questions arise. Chapters 1-13 focus on legal malpractice actions, including prerequisites for suit... 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 a ready starting point for whenever questions arise. Chapters 1-13 focus on legal malpractice actions, including prerequisites for suit... read more

Professional Lives of Community Corrections Officers: The Invisible Side of Reentry

Faith E. Lutze

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 community corrections officers to the success of the criminal justice system. The author brings the important work of these officers out from t... 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 community corrections officers to the success of the criminal justice system. The author brings the important work of these officers out from t... read more

MM4 (with CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) with Career Transitions 2.0 Printed Access Card) (New, Engaging Titles from 4LTR Press)

Dawn Iacobucci

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 management framework using new and proven learning features to detail key concepts, and useful exhibits and graphics further describe key pr... 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 management framework using new and proven learning features to detail key concepts, and useful exhibits and graphics further describe key pr... read more

Spinach in Your Boss's Teeth: Essential Etiquette for Professional Success

Arden Clise

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 interactions with others, Spinach in Your Boss’s Teeth is a practical etiquette guide for today’s professional.Etiquette expert Arden Clise shares ... 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 interactions with others, Spinach in Your Boss’s Teeth is a practical etiquette guide for today’s professional.Etiquette expert Arden Clise shares ... read more

Practical Real Estate Law

Daniel F. Hinkel

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 understand the complexities of real estate law. The book's case-based approach explains legal principles using practical applications and th... 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 understand the complexities of real estate law. The book's case-based approach explains legal principles using practical applications and th... read more

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