Discussing indexing with clients: Part 2

Here’s another resource for helping authors understand what we do and help if they want to do it themselves.  From the Potomac Indexing Blog, by Joanne Sprot, Book Indexing for Authors: Part 2.

Discussing indexing with clients

We all have those times when we need to discuss indexing with clients; sometimes authors, other times editors. For those discussions with authors, I think this might be helpful–and has links to other resources to help with the discussion. Book Indexing for Authors: Part I by Joanne Sprott at Potomac Indexing

Fetus or unborn child?

As indexers, we all know that our choice of words is important.  We also know that language is dynamic so we need to be aware of current usage, sometimes even “politically correct” usages.   In medical, scientific, or technical indexing we are often dealing with terms that have very specific definitions so it is easy to…

Higher Loyalty, A (Comey)

Originally posted on Jen Weers Indexing:
I just had to take a look at A Higher Loyalty’s index. A politically important and newsworthy book like Comey’s makes my imagination go wild. Who indexed it? What was that process like? I kinda even want the indexer’s autograph. I did the same thing when Hillary’s book came…

ASI Conference! Cleveland!

Since I started packing for Cleveland for the ASI convention, I thought I’d look at the weather forecast for Cleveland, OH; doesn’t matter where you look, it seems that layering is going to be a  practical mode of dress. The ten-day forecast shows highs in the 40s and 50s for the time that we’ll be there….

Multi-authored book indexes

Potomac Indexing blog from 12 April 2018 has a great article on working with multi-authored books.  I do a lot of those and the post really puts it together well.  Thanks, Meghan Brawley.

SKY Index v.8

Software can wonderful–especially if you take the time and make the effort to learn what I really can do. That applies to SKY indexing software as much as to any other software. It’s always good to read instructions–like the user’s manual.  (I admit to being a compulsive manual reader–and I keep a shortcut to the…

Culinary word use

One of the emails that periodically appears in my inbox is from Conscious Style Guide about latest articles.  Topics such as unbiased language use are sometimes useful in the process of choosing how to phrase an index entry.  So, I thought I share this useful article. The latest was Why We Should Examine our Culinary Vocabulary is well worth reading…

Overbooked?

I thought I’d pass along the post from the Potomac Indexing (PI) blog on juggling multiple projects. Some indexers may like to do this, but almost all of us have to do it at one time or another and here are some suggestions on how it might be done.

On multi-tasking

Here’s a post from AfterWords Publishing Services that we all need to read because we seem to think multitasking is a good thing to do: Multi-Tasking: A False Virtue.  It’s easy to slip into, hard to stop, but here are some ways to keep your focus.