From the Potomac Indexing blog, here is another great article on using cross-references from Meghan Brawley: Usability: Understanding Cross References, Part II.
This article 5 Things Professional Book Indexers Wish Authors Knew from Ideas on Fire was shared on my Facebook page. I thought it was worth passing on if you are thinking about whether your book needs an index, and who should write it.
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.
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
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…
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.
Originally posted on EAT SLEEP EDIT REPEAT:
Note: I agonised over whether I should share this post at all, especially on my work blog – but I decided it is better to talk about these things. I also stressed over what to call it, but decided anything else would be a euphemism. This is…
The group (The Friends of David Ream) has established a scholarship aid for new indexers to attend an indexing conference. Details of the scholarship can be found at DReam to Index.
I’ve just had a look at the program for the 2018 conference in Cleveland. There are so many good presentations on the program schedule. It’s going to be a hard decision what sessions to attend when you really want to attend everything. Just a few of the things you’ll find on the program: Pilar Wyman and Katharina…
Even though I’m a real novice with Twitter, the chat session on e-books ( #eprdctn ) was really good. I came away with lots of links to learn more about embedded indexing. I hope there will be more of these.