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, depending on your needs, 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 with hyperlinked anchors 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 name 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

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Hi, I’m Erika. I craft accurate, insightful 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. My specialties are technology, business, and science, but I’m comfortable with a range of material—I’ve indexed topics ranging from religion to sociology to rhetoric.

Large or small, your project receives the same meticulous attention and commitment to quality. Does your project need an expedited schedule or have special requirements? 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.

Client imprints include Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, Pearson FT Press, Pearson Business, Prentice Hall Professional, Que, Routledge, and Sams. Packagers I’ve worked with include Apex CoVantage, codeMantra, and SPi-Global.

My academic qualifications include an honors BA in English linguistics and a graduate certificate in TESOL as well as certifications from CompTIA and Apple. My professional background includes twenty 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.

When I’m not reading professionally or for fun, you can usually find me in a field of sheep, training my dogs for sheep herding. I also volunteer as an editor with 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!