Mary Newberry Editorial Services


Since 2000, after completing a BA in political science and literary studies and an MA in English and many years running my own and other people’s businesses, I have worked full time as an indexer and editor. My projects vary in size and scope. I do back-of-the book indexes for individual authors, large collaborative projects, such as the indexing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Residential Schools Report, and I am team leader for a multi-year indexing and editing contract for the Alberta government. I also teach indexing online in a course I developed for Ryerson’s Publishing Program.

Projects of social justice and diversity are of particular interest to me.

My work as an editor and my thorough understanding of the publishing process, provide added value to an indexing project. In 2016, I won the Ewart-Daveluy Award for excellence in indexing.

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  • Arts and Humanities : Art and architecture, History, Literature, Philosophy
  • Economy, politics and law : General, Government and politics, Law
  • Health and medicine : Psychology and mental health, Health Care
  • International studies : Africa, Canadian studies, Europe, Developing countries, Latin America and the Caribbean, United States, International relations
  • Lifestyle and Leisure : Fashion
  • Society : Anthropology, Indigenous peoples, Culture, Education, Gender studies, Social activism, Sociology and social services, Urban studies
  • Materials - Books : Scholarly books, Trade monographs, Biographies and memoirs, Art and photography, Catalogues and directories
  • Materials - Other : Academic papers and essays, Government materials, Databases
  • Other Skills : Taxonomies and thesaurus construction, Metadata, Consulting, Teaching/training, Editing, Proofreading, Research and fact-checking, Writing