Remembering David K. Ream

David Ream’s family have established a Tribute wall with information on services and remembrances.

Holiday times

Amidst the holidays, there is sadness for the loss of a professional colleague, David K. Ream, who passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, 20 December 2017.  We will miss him in so many ways. Dave was an active and valued member of ASI. Most recently, he played an instrumental role in the selection of his beloved…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you all a day of good food, wine or other spirits, and friends for good conversation.

Crash, refresh, and resume. . .

I love what I do. Even when dealing with deadlines. Even looming deadlines. But that still doesn’t stop me needing a “crash” day after I meet a tight deadline. Since I had a very long workday, this crash day was mostly doing nothing–also known as quality time with the cat, or maybe even getting into…

Dealing with deadlines…..

Deadlines are inescapable when you work in publishing and related areas–like indexing. I read Meghan Brawley’s blog post from Potomac Indexing on Tips for Focusing on a Tight Deadline.  There’s some good information that does, indeed, help focus.  

Digital publication index resource

If you are interested in indexes for digital publications–as someone publishing an ebook, or indexing an ebook, I wanted to point out the Digital Publications Indexing website.

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…