I doubt anyone grew up wanting to be an indexer. People get into indexing via other jobs or interests. I first began as an editor in 2001. From that, I branched into proofreading when working in-house for a magazine. While taking courses to obtain a certificate in professional editing, I took an elective course in [...]
Editorial Inspirations Blog
From the first word to well beyond the end.
When you pick up a book, how often to you contemplate the index? We certainly use indexes, but how many of us really think about how that got to be in the back of our book? The answer is that someone sat down and wrote that index. Creating the index for a book can be [...]
When I go to networking events and am asked what I do, I often receive the response, “What’s an indexer?” The people I speak to know what an editor and a proofreader are, but many of them have never heard of an indexer. My quick response is, “You know the index that is in the [...]
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