Sandy Blood

Sandy Blood – Editor

I provide back-of-the-book indexing services for non-fiction titles. My indexes are thorough, accurate, and always on time.

Overview

I have a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University with a major in English. After working in clerical and purchasing positions, I switched careers and began indexing nonfiction books in 2008. I worked for a vanity publisher for some years, indexing memoirs, health, hobby, business, and inspirational titles. In 2011, I also began indexing custom college textbooks for Hayden-MacNeil, now part of Macmillan Learning. These textbooks were mainly for business, biology, psychology, and English composition courses.


I am a voracious reader and read about many subjects that interest me, including psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, nature, climate, health, science, spirituality, metaphysics, and writing. Unless a subject is intensely difficult or technical, I am willing to index it. I don't think indexers need specialized education or experience to index most subjects. Experience and common sense go a long way!


My rates are based on the number of pages in your manuscript, the density of the material, and how quick of a turnaround you need. Please let me know if you have any specific style requirements or file formats. Once I receive your manuscript I will read it carefully (every page!) and create a detailed, thorough, and most importantly, useful index. As a bonus, I will also include an errata sheet listing any typos or egregious errors that I notice while reading. I don't claim that this list will be exhaustive, but another pair of eyes never hurts.


When requesting a quote please let me know how many pages there are in your book and please mention if it is a smaller size (7 X 9 for example). If possible, I would love to see the entire manuscript so that I can give you an accurate quote.

Please note that I need to work from the final page proofs (after your book has been typeset and proofread). Any changes to the page numbers will affect the index so it's very important that I have the final version.

Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Nature Psychology
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • Basic Indexing

Work experience

Self-employed

Oct, 2008 — Present

I provide back-of-the-book indexing services for publishing companies.

Portfolio

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The World Beneath: The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs

Smith, Dr. Richard

Apollo Publishers

Indexing
Indexing
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Fund Your Business: Smart Strategies to Secure Financing

Media, The Staff of Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Press

Indexing
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Building, Marketing, and Scaling Your New Business (Entrepreneur Quick Guide)

Media, The Staff of Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Press

Indexing
Indexing
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Ultimate Guide to Influencer Marketing (Entrepreneur Ultimate Guide)

Butow, Eric

Entrepreneur Press

Indexing
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Amici del Lago

Safina, Joseph

Brownstone Press

Indexing
Indexing
Indexing
Indexing
Indexing
Indexing
Indexing
Indexing
Indexing
Indexing
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Clear Skin for Everyone

Tan, Kimberly Yap

Indexing
Indexing
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Forgiveness: Journey to a Clear Place

Torok, M. Lori

Indexing
Indexing
Indexing
Indexing
Indexing
IMAGE OF HEALTH

Elizabeth Barrington

Indexing
Indexing
Indexing
Mindful Writing

Jackson, Brian

Indexing
Indexing

Sandy has 10 reviews

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Joseph S.

Joseph S.

Mar, 2024

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Fast and perfect.
Alex L.

Alex L.

Nov, 2023

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Sandy completed an excellent job indexing my 280-page book. She produced a useful and accurate Index and completed it two days before the deadline, which allowed us to finish our proofreading to meet our tight schedule. She also spotted four typo errors, which we should have noticed. This is beyond what's called for. Much appreciated, and excellent job. Thank you, Sandy.
M. Lori T.

M. Lori T.

May, 2023

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Sandy was a pleasure to work with. She communicated well, easily negotiated a small delay (on my end), and still created an accurate index before the deadline. Do not hesitate to work with this smart professional.
Jack R.

Jack R.

Jun, 2024

What a lovely person. Good work.
Kevin P.

Kevin P.

Jan, 2024

Sandy created a professional index within the timeline and budget, exactly what I was hoping for! And it is a great addition to my book.

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