Carla DeSantis, PhD


I love to gather and organize information. As a scholarly researcher, I am accustomed to managing lengthy and complex research and writing projects. As a professional indexer, I apply those same skills to your book by meticulously reading and analysing your content to create a carefully composed and useful back-of-the-book index. I specialize in scholarly and academic materials (Humanities, Social Sciences, Business), including complex documentation and multilingual texts, in a range of fields and disciplines: literature, linguistics, history, religion, philosophy, sociology, political science, economics, business.

I also offer indexing and editing services for English texts containing Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian, Spanish, French, German, and (limited) Arabic, and translating services from Italian, Spanish, and Latin into English.

Examples of a my indexing work include: Mohammad Jafar Amir Mahallati, Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi’i Islam, University of Toronto Press, 2016 (351 pp.).

In addition to my academic background in language and literature (PhD, Medieval Studies: Medieval Latin and Romance Philology; MA, Classical Latin; BA, Classics and Spanish), I have taught university-level language courses, held research positions, and worked as a freelance editor since 2011 for university presses and individual scholars.

As a dual U.S./Canadian citizen, I am available for telecommuting employment in both countries.

*Please visit my website for more details: Carla DeSantis Editing & Language Services,

  • Arts and Humanities : Archaeology and ancient history, Art and architecture, History, Language and linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion and spirituality, Media studies
  • Economy, politics and law : General, Business, Economics, Government and politics
  • Industry and technology : Communications
  • International studies : Canadian studies, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, United States, International relations
  • Lifestyle and Leisure : Travel and tourism, Personal development
  • Society : Anthropology, Culture, Education, Family, Gender studies, Social activism, Sociology and social services, Urban studies
  • Materials - Books : Scholarly books, Biographies and memoirs, Textbooks, Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and glossaries
  • Materials - Other : Academic papers and essays, Government materials, Reports, Business/government correspondence, Periodicals and almanacs
  • Other Skills : Consulting, Teaching/training, Editing, Proofreading, Research and fact-checking, Translation, Writing