The indexing process…

Shared via The Proofreaders Parlour a delightful post about writing a book index–an indexer’s diary during the process. It’s delightful reading–but there’s truth along with the humor! Enjoy!

Good editing advice

We all have to edit our indexes before we send them off and we all want to spend as little time as possible doing that.  This was a topic that was touched on at the recent ASI conference in Portland ME. There’s a great follow-up article in the Potomac Indexing Blog by Meghan Brawley that…

My cat needs me…

I love indexing. I love working free-lance but as with even the best things, there are some “downside” things. One is that freelance indexing can be rather solitary. I appreciate Facebook as it allows me to keep in contact with other indexers in between conferences but nothing compares to meeting the “names and pictures” face…

Portland ME

When I flew out of Durham NC it was 90ºF. When I arrived in Portland ME for the American Society of Indexing conference it was 91ºF on Tuesday. But the weather has improved–it’s now what I expected of Maine. I was so glad to have some time to act like a tourist before we start…

Portland ME: restaurants

Not that I’m more interested in food than in the presentations for the ASI conference in Portland ME, but that’s important, too. I found this article in Bon Apetit on where to eat in Portland ME and thought I’d share it. I do intend to eat some lobster and oysters while I’m there!  Links included in the…

From Potomac Indexing Blog

From Joanne Sprott on the Potomac Indexing Blog here a great article on “Name Dropping in the Index” that I found helpful in dealing with names in some indexes–particularly in academic publications where “vanity”  inclusion is an issue–where the number of times an author is cited is important. Good information for authors and for indexers.  

Online resource suggestions from PI

I just got my email update from the Potomac Indexing Blog and thought I’d share the link. As usual some good suggestions for the Indexing Toolkit by Meghan Brawley. Now to work!  

Webinar on WordPress Websites

Since we all probably do have websites, I’m sure this will be huge benefit for a very modest financial investment. Creating and Securing Your WordPress Website for Marketing Success with Joanne Sprott and Rich Hamilton February 22, 2017 10 am Pacific; 11 am Mtn; 12 pm Central; 1 pm Eastern Rich Hamilton (longtime WordPress coder…

New Year’s Wishes

I hope your new year is filled with enjoyment of good meals shared with good friends, good books to read for enjoyment, and for which to write indexes. May all you clients be good ones! Happy indexing in this coming year.

Singular They: Older than you Think

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Image: aas.org Elle Boca, a dear author friend of mine, went through my Beats manuscript with a fine comb (for which I can’t thank her enough). Most of her comments I readily accepted. To my surprise, however, she repeatedly complained about my use of singular they, which she assumed were…

Happy holidays!

May you holiday celebrations be filled with friends for good good, conversation, and accompanied by good wine.

Consider the index….

A good article from Carol Roberts on indexes for your nonfiction book. Sticker Shock: What to Do When You Can’t Afford an Indexer.