For a back-of-the book index, I need a PDF with final pagination, along with any specifications you have for index style. For an index embedded in Word, I need the Word file that is edited and ready to go.
In order for me to provide you with an accurate quote for indexing, it is helpful 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.
- 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.
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
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
I practiced law for 6 years after obtaining my JD degree. This job provides the education and background for my legal indexing.