A little indexing humor….

I think we indexers often need a laugh, so I wanted to share a link that I discovered while doing some research in preparation for an embedded index project that I expect to have later this summer and fall. On the Leverage Technologies website, while looking up some information on IXMLembedder, under the resources I…

MSA meeting tomorrow!

I’m looking forward to the Mid- and South-Atlantic chapter meeting tomorrow in Alexandria, VA. Carol Roberts is going to be talking about her editing technique. This should be an interesting discussion. I’m always working to minimize editing because it can be an incredibly time-consuming, but necessary, part of indexing. My approach to “editing” has been…

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…

SKY Index Pro 8.0–trial run.

I just finished a pro bono index (a cookbook) using the public preview of SKY Index Pro 8.0 (and downloaded the update that was issued today). As a happy user of SKY Index Pro 7, I’d say that awesome software just got even more awesome. If you are a SKY 7 user, the transition is easy–stuff is…

SKY Index Professional 8.0

I’ve just had an email via the SKY users group on Google Groups that the public preview of SKY 8.0 is available although the “for sale” version will not be available until after the preview ends in April. I’ll definitely be up-grading from SKY 7 to SKY 8.0. This would be a great opportunity to…

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…

A break is…

There are breaks, and there are breaks–not all breaks are equivalent. There are times when a “head” break is needed–away from the index, away from the computer, and sometimes even away from the cat. Then there are the breaks that are for RSI prevention. Those are distinctly different from “head” breaks! Sometimes I hate my WorkPace…

Editors

As an indexer we’re part of the publishing process, so the more we know about that process the better even though we don’t really see the manuscript until near the end. I’ve found that the Newsletter from Editorial Inspirations from April Michelle Davis most informative. I’ve always known that and editor is not an editor…

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…