Catherine Plear Indexing: Academic, Scholarly, and Trade Books


An index is something well beyond a simple list of terms—it’s a reflection of the text’s essential nature. I can help ensure that a book’s index accurately represents its ideas, arguments, and discussions. Every entry will point the reader to substantial information, making for an enriched reader experience.

Completed projects include:
  • Women in Agriculture: Professionalizing Rural Life in North America and Europe by Linda M. Ambrose and Joan M. Jensen (editors)
  • Adaptive Education: An Inquiry-Based Institution by Robert Vanwynsberghe and Andrew C. Herman
  • Leading the Modern University: York University’s Presidents on Continuity and Change, 1974–2014 by Lorna Marsden (editor)
  • British Columbia: A Natural History of Its Origins, Ecology, Diversity with a New Look at Climate Change by Richard Cannings and Sydney Cannings

I have a particular interest in indexing academic and scholarly books. In addition to being an indexer, I’m also a certified copy editor and was a finalist in 2012 for Editors Canada’s Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. Please visit my website.

  • Listing ID: 1864
  • Arts and Humanities: Art and architecture, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion and spirituality
  • Economy, politics and law: General
  • Health and medicine: Medicine and pharmacology, Health Care
  • Industry and technology: Agriculture
  • Lifestyle and Leisure: Animals and pets, Sports, fitness, and recreation
  • Sciences: Ecology and environment
  • Society: Culture, Education
  • Materials - Books: Scholarly books, Biographies and memoirs, Textbooks, Manuals and how-to books
  • Other Skills: Editing