Accurate, insightful indexing.
Print Book Indexing
Complete your book with a comprehensive, thoughtfully crafted index that adds value to your work. With over 900 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 prepared to your style and imprint guidelines.
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 into the files.
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 thorough, reader-friendly indexes that help sell books.
With more than 1,000 published print and digital indexes, I can create an index that helps set your book apart from the competition. My portfolio includes topics from science to humanities, with particular emphasis in technology, design, finance/economics, and the sciences.
Whether your workflow is traditional or XML-based, 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, Amsterdam University Press, Cisco Press, FT Press, Harvard Business Review Press, Harvard University Press, The Johns Hopkins University Press, IBM Press, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, McGraw-Hill, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Microsoft Press, The MIT Press, Prentice Hall, Princeton University Press, Que Publishing, RosettaBooks, Routledge,
Sams Publishing, Texas A&M University Press, University of Chicago Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, United States Institute of Peace Press, VMware Press, and Wharton School Publishing. (Selected projects are featured above; for a full list of recently indexed titles, follow this link.)
My background includes a B.A. in Linguistics, graduate work in TESOL, and 20 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, Simon & Schuster, and Pearson—without ever leaving my desk.
In my free time, I volunteer as an editor with Kiva.org, a not-for-profit working to expand financial access to underserved communities both here in the US and around the globe. I also enjoy training my dogs for sheep herding.
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 indexer for a book or other documentation? Still in the planning stages? Either way, let’s chat. I love hearing about new projects. (Your contact information remains confidential; I will never sell or share it with another party.)
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 (Pearson)
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 (Pearson)
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 (Pearson)
Erika is the most efficient and thorough indexer I’ve had the pleasure of working with.
—Nonie Ratcliff, design and layout specialist (Pearson)
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 (Macmillan)
Over the years, I have worked with many professionals in all facets of the publishing industry. Erika is, unequivocally, one of the best indexers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. Her work is on time or ahead of schedule, and she has a knack for troubleshooting tough projects under impossibly tight deadlines…. Erika is one of those people you can always rely on to deliver both expert information and a quality index on time, without errors, and with a positive approach.
—Tricia Bronkella, Bronkella Publishing