Clive Pyne Book Indexing Services


Clive Pyne Book Indexing
2004 – Present
Ottawa, Ontario,  Canada

CLIVE PYNE BOOK INDEXING SERVICES is a freelance book indexing service for back-of-the-book indexes, that provides personalized attention to each book indexing project, with a depth and understanding which readers greatly value. As a book indexer who has written over 550 indexes during the past 13 years.
Clive Pyne understands schedules, deadlines, and budgets.

Clive writes high quality indexes that are concise and thoughtfully structured to accurately reflect the content of your book, and provide readers with quick access to information.  He writes indexes on a wide rage of topics from international affairs, history, autobiographies and biographies, science and technology, climate change and global warming; alternative medicine, and energy medicine; computers and education; parapsychology. to women’s studies.

Clive writes back-of-the-book indexes for both academic books and general trade books, for both authors and publishers who are located locally and internationally. He has indexed for authors from 14 countries. References and sample indexes can be found on the website:

The website is a great source of information on book indexing and various book indexing projects he has managed. The website discusses how to write an index; automatic indexing software; standalone book indexing software used by professional indexers; what makes a good index; how to increase book sales; indexing fees; alphabetization of the index; headings and subheading formats; page reference formats, etc.

  • Arts and Humanities : Art and architecture, History
  • Economy, politics and law : Business
  • Health and medicine : Alternative health, Psychology and mental health, Health Care
  • Industry and technology : Energy, Natural resources
  • International studies : Africa, Asia, Canadian studies, Europe, Developing countries, Australia and Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean, United States, International relations
  • Lifestyle and Leisure : Food and drink, Animals and pets, Travel and tourism, Personal development
  • Sciences : Biological sciences, Earth sciences, Ecology and environment
  • Society : Anthropology, Indigenous peoples, Culture, Gender studies
  • Materials - Books : Scholarly books, Trade monographs, Biographies and memoirs, Art and photography, Cookbooks, Guidebooks, Textbooks, Manuals and how-to books
  • Materials - Other : Policies and procedures