Maria Hypponen, MA


I am a versatile indexer, editor and writer with more than a decade of experience serving Canadian and American authors, publishers, and organizations.
As a freelance back-of-the-book indexer, I write accurate, elegant, and thoughtful indexes for books on a range of topics. As an editor and communications advisor, I work with clients in the not-for-profit and association sectors to write and refine clear and effective communications materials. As a writer, I have published a number of short stories and essays, and have a number of longer works in progress. I have a Masters degree in English Literature from Queen’s University, and am continually engaged in professional development to refine my skills.

I am a member of the Restless Writers, and can be found blogging at

Learn more about me and my services at

  • Arts and Humanities : History, Language and linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Religion and spirituality, Media studies
  • Economy, politics and law : General, Business, Economics, Government and politics
  • Health and medicine : Psychology and mental health, Health Care
  • Industry and technology : Communications, Natural resources
  • International studies : Canadian studies
  • Lifestyle and Leisure : Sports, fitness, and recreation, Personal development
  • Sciences : Earth sciences, Ecology and environment, Information science
  • Society : Anthropology, Indigenous peoples, Culture, Education, Family, Gender studies, Senior studies, Child studies, Social activism, Sociology and social services, Urban studies
  • Materials - Books : Scholarly books, Trade monographs, Biographies and memoirs, Textbooks
  • Materials - Other : Academic papers and essays, Government materials, Contracts and collective agreements, Reports
  • Other Skills : Editing, E-book creation, Writing