Simon Reading

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Sheffield, UK

Fully qualified indexer, having retrained in 2016 after a long career in IT; subject specialisms: maths, IT, science, technology

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Overview

I qualified as an indexer by completing the very demanding and exacting Society of Indexers course in 2017. I am willing to tackle most subjects in science, technology, social science, environmental matters and sports; I have completed indexes in all these fields for a variety of publishers. Deadlines always met.
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Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Engineering & Materials Science
Mathematics & Statistics
Sex & Relationships
Sports & outdoor recreation
Technology
Transportation

Certifications

  • MSocInd

Work experience

Indexer

Self-employed
June, 2017 – Present (almost 2 years)

IT Technical Specialist

HSBC
January, 2000 – October, 2016 (over 16 years)

Software Programmer

Self-employed
January, 1982 – December, 1999 (almost 18 years)

Freelance IT professional, programming and analysis for a wide variety of commercial clients

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Condemned to Die

Robert Johnson

Condemned to Die is a book about life under sentence of death in American prisons. The great majority of condemned prisoners are confined on death rows before they are executed. Death rows typically feature solitary confinement, a harsh regimen that is closely examined in this book. Death rows that feature solitary confinement are most common in states that execute prisoners with regularity, w... read more

Condemned to Die is a book about life under sentence of death in American prisons. The great majority of condemned prisoners are confined on death rows before they are executed. Death rows typically feature solitary confinement, a harsh regimen that is closely examined in this book. Death rows that feature solitary confinement are most common in states that execute prisoners with regularity, w... read more

Optimal Spacecraft Trajectories

John E. Prussing

This graduate textbook on optimal spacecraft trajectories demonstrates the theory and applications of using the minimum amount of propellant possible to reach a target destination. The author aims to produce the only comprehensive treatment of various aspects of this topic. It includes problems at the ends of the chapters and some of the appendices. But it is also suitable as a scholarly refer... read more

This graduate textbook on optimal spacecraft trajectories demonstrates the theory and applications of using the minimum amount of propellant possible to reach a target destination. The author aims to produce the only comprehensive treatment of various aspects of this topic. It includes problems at the ends of the chapters and some of the appendices. But it is also suitable as a scholarly refer... read more

Managing Human Resources in the Shipping Industry (Routledge Maritime Masters)

Each industry faces unique human resource management challenges and opportunities and in shipping these include a global labour market and global unionism, long periods spent at sea, and health and safety issues resulting from a variety of risks. This book explores all the key aspects of human resource management in the shipping industry and how they specifically relate to the shipping workfor... read more

Each industry faces unique human resource management challenges and opportunities and in shipping these include a global labour market and global unionism, long periods spent at sea, and health and safety issues resulting from a variety of risks. This book explores all the key aspects of human resource management in the shipping industry and how they specifically relate to the shipping workfor... read more

Environmental DNA

Pierre Taberlet, Aurélie Bonin, Lucie Zinger, Eric Coissac

Environmental DNA (eDNA) refers to DNA that can be extracted from environmental samples (such as soil, water, feces, or air) without the prior isolation of any target organism. The analysis of environmental DNA has the potential of providing high-throughput information on taxa and functional genes in a given environment, and is easily amenable to the study of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosy... read more

Environmental DNA (eDNA) refers to DNA that can be extracted from environmental samples (such as soil, water, feces, or air) without the prior isolation of any target organism. The analysis of environmental DNA has the potential of providing high-throughput information on taxa and functional genes in a given environment, and is easily amenable to the study of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosy... read more

Weather and Society

Eve Gruntfest

Weather and Society: Toward Integrated Approaches provides the first interdisciplinary approach to the subject of weather and society. This guide to the evolving set of problem-solving approaches to weather’s societal issues successfully integrates social science’s techniques, concepts and methodologies into meteorological research and practice. Drawing especially on the work of the WAS*IS wor... read more

Weather and Society: Toward Integrated Approaches provides the first interdisciplinary approach to the subject of weather and society. This guide to the evolving set of problem-solving approaches to weather’s societal issues successfully integrates social science’s techniques, concepts and methodologies into meteorological research and practice. Drawing especially on the work of the WAS*IS wor... read more

Mediated Intimacies

Rikke Andreassen, Michael Nebeling Petersen, Katherine Harrison, Tobias Raun

Social media, characterized by user-generated content, interactivity, participation and community formation, have gained much research attention in recent years. At the same time, intimacy, affectivity and emotions are increasingly growing as fields of study. While these two areas are often interwoven, the actual interconnections are rarely studied in detail. This anthology explores how social... read more

Social media, characterized by user-generated content, interactivity, participation and community formation, have gained much research attention in recent years. At the same time, intimacy, affectivity and emotions are increasingly growing as fields of study. While these two areas are often interwoven, the actual interconnections are rarely studied in detail. This anthology explores how social... read more

Megatrends in Food and Agriculture

Helmut Traitler, Michel Dubois, Keith Heikes, Vincent Petiard, David Zilberman

Highlights and examines the growing convergence between the food and agricultural industries—the technological, environmental, and consumer-related drivers of this change, and the potential outcomes This is the first book of its kind to connect food and the food industry with agriculture, water resources, and water management in a detailed and thorough way. It brings together a small community... read more

Highlights and examines the growing convergence between the food and agricultural industries—the technological, environmental, and consumer-related drivers of this change, and the potential outcomes This is the first book of its kind to connect food and the food industry with agriculture, water resources, and water management in a detailed and thorough way. It brings together a small community... read more

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