Accurate, insightful indexing.

Services

icon-editingPrint 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 index directly in Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign.

icon-catelogDigital Indexing

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.

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Specialty Indexing

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.

 

About

Hi, I’m Erika. I craft thorough, 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 topics from science to interior design. Large or small, your project receives the same meticulous attention and commitment to quality.

Does your project need an expedited schedule? I’ll work with you to meet all project 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, graduate work in TESOL, and certifications from CompTIA and Apple. My 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!

Let’s Talk!

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!