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…


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.

Freelancing and mental health

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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…

In memory of David K. Ream

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.

Indexers Rock!

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…

Twitter chat on e-books

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.

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…

It depends…

Indexing involves decision making–and the rules? Well, it depends…on what the author is writing about and other things. That does not mean that writing an index is done without “rhyme or reason” in just any fashion we feel like at the moment. There are some guiding principles, rather than strict rules or protocol. The American Society…