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Sheila Ryan

Sheila Ryan - Editor

Portland, OR, United States

Whether print or digital, your publication deserves a professional index!

Overview

Ryan Indexing provides traditional back-of-the-book indexing services, and can also provide indexes that include the coding necessary for EPUB output--don't omit a linked, active index for your eBooks or other electronic publications! A well-written index is critical for your publication; it can increase sales and ensures that your readers will be able to quickly and easily locate the information they seek.

I provide freelance indexing services for trade and scholarly texts and other nonfiction publications in numerous subject areas, delivered on time and meeting all publishing specifications. I enjoy the creative process of writing an index and watching its structure form as I add key concepts and create cross references. Each project is a new challenge and I enjoy working with authors and editors to help them realize their project vision. All projects are welcome; please contact me to discuss your indexing needs and to request a quote.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Education & Reference Health & wellbeing History Home & Garden Life Sciences Mathematics & Statistics Nature Politics & Current Affairs Publishing Sports & outdoor recreation Technology Travel

Certifications

  • UC Berkeley Online Extension: Embedded Indexing and Indexing of E-Books (completed Jan. 2015)
  • UC Berkeley Online Extension: Indexing, Theory and Application (completed Aug. 2006)

Work experience

Indexer

Ryan Indexing

January, 2007 – Present (almost 10 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Becoming Salmon: Aquaculture and the Domestication of a Fish (California Studies in Food and Culture)

Marianne Elisabeth Lien

Becoming Salmon is the first ethnographic account of salmon aquaculture, the most recent turn in the human history of animal domestication. In this careful and nuanced study, Marianne Elisabeth Lien explores how the growth of marine domestication has blurred traditional distinctions between fish and animals, recasting farmed fish as sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and subject to anima... read more

Becoming Salmon is the first ethnographic account of salmon aquaculture, the most recent turn in the human history of animal domestication. In this careful and nuanced study, Marianne Elisabeth Lien explores how the growth of marine domestication has blurred traditional distinctions between fish and animals, recasting farmed fish as sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and subject to anima... read more

Skunk Hill: A Native Ceremonial Community in Wisconsin

Robert A. Birmingham

Rising above the countryside of Wood County, Wisconsin, Powers Bluff is a large outcrop of quartzite rock that resisted the glaciers that flattened the surrounding countryside. It is an appropriate symbol for the Native people who once lived on its slopes, quietly resisting social forces that would have crushed and eroded their culture. A large band of Potawatomi, many returnees from the Kansa... read more

Rising above the countryside of Wood County, Wisconsin, Powers Bluff is a large outcrop of quartzite rock that resisted the glaciers that flattened the surrounding countryside. It is an appropriate symbol for the Native people who once lived on its slopes, quietly resisting social forces that would have crushed and eroded their culture. A large band of Potawatomi, many returnees from the Kansa... read more

Journeys to the Far North

Olaus J. Murie

Olaus J. Murie took his first field trip as a biologist to the Hudson Bay region in 1914, observing the land and the wildlife, and learning the ways of the native people of the North. Later expeditions took him to Labrador and many part of Alaska, a land he came to know well and love deeply. What Murie experienced on these travels was recorded in the sketchbooks and journal that he always carr... read more

Olaus J. Murie took his first field trip as a biologist to the Hudson Bay region in 1914, observing the land and the wildlife, and learning the ways of the native people of the North. Later expeditions took him to Labrador and many part of Alaska, a land he came to know well and love deeply. What Murie experienced on these travels was recorded in the sketchbooks and journal that he always carr... read more

A Secret History of the Ollie, Volume 1: The 1970s

Craig B. Snyder

*** AWARD WINNING BOOK *** -- BEST IN CATEGORY: General Trade, Illustrated: 58th Annual New England Book Show (May 2015) -- MEDALIST: 2015 FAPA President's Book Awards (August 2015) Full color, 912 pages, over 1200 images and photographs! List price: $59.95 Every culture has a creation myth and skateboarding is no different. The Ollie forged a new identity for skateboarding after its invention... read more

*** AWARD WINNING BOOK *** -- BEST IN CATEGORY: General Trade, Illustrated: 58th Annual New England Book Show (May 2015) -- MEDALIST: 2015 FAPA President's Book Awards (August 2015) Full color, 912 pages, over 1200 images and photographs! List price: $59.95 Every culture has a creation myth and skateboarding is no different. The Ollie forged a new identity for skateboarding after its invention... read more

Culture, Politics and Governing: The Contemporary Ascetics of Knowledge Production

Patricia Mooney Nickel

Culture, Politics, and Governing: The Contemporary Ascetics of Knowledge Production investigates how the practices that govern the production of knowledge and culture have material consequences for how we experience everyday life. In a critical and interdisciplinary approach to governing, Patricia Mooney Nickel looks to artists and intellectuals including Gustav Klimt, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, ... read more

Culture, Politics, and Governing: The Contemporary Ascetics of Knowledge Production investigates how the practices that govern the production of knowledge and culture have material consequences for how we experience everyday life. In a critical and interdisciplinary approach to governing, Patricia Mooney Nickel looks to artists and intellectuals including Gustav Klimt, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, ... read more

The Tutka Bay Lodge Cookbook: Coastal Cuisine from the Wilds of Alaska

Kirsten Dixon, Mandy Dixon

In personal stories, evocative photographs, and recipes that are purposefully simple and designed for the home cook, Chef Kirsten Dixon and her family share fresh, rustic cuisine offering friendship, communicating passion, and bringing comfort and delight to the table. This recipe collection represents the cuisine at Tutka Bay Lodge, the Dixons’ seaside lodge nestled within the curve of a quie... read more

In personal stories, evocative photographs, and recipes that are purposefully simple and designed for the home cook, Chef Kirsten Dixon and her family share fresh, rustic cuisine offering friendship, communicating passion, and bringing comfort and delight to the table. This recipe collection represents the cuisine at Tutka Bay Lodge, the Dixons’ seaside lodge nestled within the curve of a quie... read more

America's Founding Fruit: The Cranberry in a New Environment

Susan Playfair

The cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon, is one of only three cultivated fruits native to North America. The story of this perennial vine began as the glaciers retreated about fifteen thousand years ago. Centuries later, it kept Native Americans and Pilgrims alive through the winter months, played a role in a diplomatic gesture to King Charles in 1677, protected sailors on board whaling ships fro... read more

The cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon, is one of only three cultivated fruits native to North America. The story of this perennial vine began as the glaciers retreated about fifteen thousand years ago. Centuries later, it kept Native Americans and Pilgrims alive through the winter months, played a role in a diplomatic gesture to King Charles in 1677, protected sailors on board whaling ships fro... read more

Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation: Applying the Past to Manage for the Future

This pioneering volume provides a blueprint for managing the challenges of ocean conservation using marine historical ecology—an interdisciplinary area of study that is helping society to gain a more in-depth understanding of past human-environmental interactions in coastal and marine ecosystems and of the ecological and social outcomes associated with these interactions. Developed by groundbr... read more

This pioneering volume provides a blueprint for managing the challenges of ocean conservation using marine historical ecology—an interdisciplinary area of study that is helping society to gain a more in-depth understanding of past human-environmental interactions in coastal and marine ecosystems and of the ecological and social outcomes associated with these interactions. Developed by groundbr... read more

The Practical Fly Fisher: Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Fly Fishing (The Pruett Series)

Doug Stewart

Sprinkled in between the fly dressings and tying lessons are hundreds of illustrations drawn by longtime fishing guide Doug Stewart as well as personal stories and anecdotes. These are interesting and informative—each one containing an element of knowledge or instruction that will add to your fishing success. The book's purpose is to help you become a more complete angler, a better fly tier, a... read more

Sprinkled in between the fly dressings and tying lessons are hundreds of illustrations drawn by longtime fishing guide Doug Stewart as well as personal stories and anecdotes. These are interesting and informative—each one containing an element of knowledge or instruction that will add to your fishing success. The book's purpose is to help you become a more complete angler, a better fly tier, a... read more

We Are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements

Lynn Stephen

A massive uprising against the Mexican state of Oaxaca began with the emergence of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) in June 2006. A coalition of more than 300 organizations, APPO disrupted the functions of Oaxaca's government for six months. It began to develop an inclusive and participatory political vision for the state. Testimonials were broadcast on radio and television... read more

A massive uprising against the Mexican state of Oaxaca began with the emergence of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) in June 2006. A coalition of more than 300 organizations, APPO disrupted the functions of Oaxaca's government for six months. It began to develop an inclusive and participatory political vision for the state. Testimonials were broadcast on radio and television... read more

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