Accurate, insightful indexing.
Print Book Indexing
Complete your book with a comprehensive, thoughtfully crafted index that adds value to your work. With over 800 published print and digital indexes, I can create an index that sets your book apart from the competition. For print publishing, I can deliver an index as a Word or RTF file or, depending on your needs, index directly in Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign.
Strengthen your ebook or digital publication with a digital index that surpasses text search capabilities and provides your readers with an information roadmap. For digital-publishing workflows, I can index from XML files or embed codes directly into Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign.
Enhance your scholarly work or anthology with a separate author/title index or other specialty index that ensures your readers find the information they need. I can create indexes for names, titles, or first lines of poetry/scripture to complement your general subject index.
Hi, I’m Erika. I craft accurate, comprehensive, reader-friendly indexes that help sell books.
With over 800 published print and digital indexes, I can create an index that sets your book apart from the competition. While my specialties are technology and business content, my portfolio includes a wide range of topics. I’ve indexed 120-page booklets, 1,700-page manuals, and everything in between.
Large or small, your project receives the same meticulous attention and commitment to quality. Does your project need an expedited schedules? I’ll work with you to meet all project and scheduling demands. Your completed index is delivered on or ahead of deadline every time, ensuring that you hold your production schedule.
Whether your workflow is print, digital, or XML-based production, I have the flexibility to work with you to meet your production needs. As a member of the American Society for Indexing, I stay current with changes in the industry. I love what I do and strive to make each project its best.
Imprints I’ve worked with include Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, FT Press, IBM Press, Pearson Business, Prentice Hall Professional, Que Publishing, Routledge, Sams Publishing, VMware Press, and Wharton School Publishing.
My qualifications include an honors BA in English linguistics, a graduate certificate in TESOL, and professional certificates in grant writing as well as certifications from CompTIA and Apple. My professional background includes over 10 years as an in-house indexer for Pearson’s technology and business imprints. Through a series of corporate acquisitions, I gained experience working for three major publishers—Macmillan Computer Publishing, Simon & Schuster, and Pearson—without ever leaving my desk.
In my free time, I volunteer as an editor with Kiva, helping microfinance loans achieve funding by editing loan profiles from around the world for publication on Kiva.org.
For more on my qualifications and experience, drop by my LinkedIn page. If you want to connect or just say “hi,” social media requests are always welcome!
Need an index for a book or other documentation? Still in the planning stages? Either way, let’s chat! I love hearing about new projects. Don’t be afraid to tell me about your deadline or project requirements. I’m straightforward about my abilities and rates, and knowing what you need helps me to hit the target. If you prefer to talk by phone, just send me a phone number I can use to reach you and the best time of day to call.
Let me know how I can help you create an exceptional publication!
Erika was a delight to work with during my nine years at Pearson. Her indexes are detailed and comprehensive, and she delivers on time even under tight deadlines. She’s an enthusiastic colleague who always keeps a positive attitude and adapts well and quickly to new processes.
—Betsy Gratner, senior editor
Erika is an outstanding indexer. She often delivers indexes ahead of deadlines, and I am always sure that an index from Erika will be thorough, concise, and effective for my books.
—Elaine Wiley, editor
I had the pleasure of working with Erika for more than ten years. Erika never ceased to amaze me with her dedication to her craft. She never missed deadlines, and the quality of her work was impeccable. Routinely she was assigned very complex projects on tight deadlines, and she delivered every time.
—Kristy Hart, managing editor
Erika is the most efficient and thorough indexer I’ve had the pleasure of working with.
—Nonie Ratcliff, Pen to Print Publishing Services
Erika is a fast, accurate, and thorough indexer. Her indexes came in error-free and often ahead of schedule. She is a pleasure to work with and is intelligent, funny, interesting, and always helpful. Erika’s attention to detail and dedication to creating quality work are unparalleled. I recommend her whole-heartedly.
—Paula Lowell, editor