I also prepare back-of-the-book indexes for authors and publishers.
As a scholarly indexer, I specialize in media and communication studies, general history, media/cultural history, gender studies, and sexuality. Because of my interest in history—and particularly in non-mainstream histories—I also enjoy indexing biographies and memoirs. I wrote the indexes for the following books:
Feminism, Labour and Digital Media: The Digital Housewife, by Kylie Jarrett (New York: Routledge, 2016).
Girls’ Feminist Blogging in a Postfeminist Age, by Jessalynn Keller (New York: Routledge, 2016).
Gender, Age, and Digital Games in the Domestic Context, by Alison Harvey (New York: Routledge, 2015).
Good as Gone: My Life with Irving Layton, by Anna Pottier (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2015).
More than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of Our World, by Markus Imhoof and Claus-Peter Lieckfeld (Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2015).
Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada, paperback edition, by Elizabeth May (Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2015).
Tweening the Girl: The Crystallization of the Tween Market, by Natalie Coulter (New York: Peter Lang, 2014).
Indexing is a bit of a mystery to most writers. (Q: Can’t a computer just do it? A: No.) The following links provide tips and very useful information:
- “Working with Freelance Indexers” by the American Society for Indexing
- “Fees for Indexing: Guidelines for Clients” by the (UK) Society of Indexers
- “How to Index Your Book (And Why I’ll Never Do It Again)” from the Chronicle of Higher Education (2010)