Emily LeGrand


A trained librarian based in Nova Scotia, I completed the University of California Berkeley Indexing course in 2019 and am loving honing my skills through continual practice. Indexing is a fantastic fit for my insatiable curiosity and analytical mind that can’t help but see connections between topics. This helps me to make a web of an index, ensuring that no matter what your readers will think to look up, they will find what they need without losing their momentum. I relish the challenge of finding just the right words that honour the complexity of the ideas in the text while remaining succinct. I am committed to crafting high-quality, thorough, reader-centric indexes on time and I take pride in maintaining positive, timely and clear working relationships. My liberal arts background from Carleton College in Minnesota has lent me an invaluable ability to read and think critically, comfortably and confidently across as range of disciplines, though my favourite areas to work in include biology, environmental and sustainability studies,  education, and health and wellness, but I welcome challenge and intellectual adventure in a wide variety of topics and formats. Sample indexes available. I also work as an educator and facilitator, in the areas of nature connection and environmental education.

You can find me online at emilylegrand.com or at emilylegrandindexing@gmail.com.


  • Arts and Humanities : Language and linguistics, Philosophy, Religion and spirituality, Media studies
  • Economy, politics and law : Economics
  • Health and medicine : Medicine and pharmacology, Alternative health, Psychology and mental health, Health Care
  • Industry and technology : Agriculture, Horticulture, Energy, Natural resources, Transportation
  • International studies : Canadian studies, Australia and Oceania, United States
  • Lifestyle and Leisure : Gardening, Animals and pets, Sports, fitness, and recreation, Travel and tourism, Personal development
  • Sciences : Biological sciences, Earth sciences, Ecology and environment, Veterinary medicine and animal science
  • Society : Anthropology, Indigenous peoples, Education, Family, Gender studies, Senior studies, Child studies, Social activism, Sociology and social services
  • Materials - Books : Scholarly books, Trade monographs, Biographies and memoirs, Children and young adult, Guidebooks, Textbooks, Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and glossaries
  • Materials - Other : Academic papers and essays, Government materials, Reports, Periodicals and almanacs, Transcripts and minutes
  • Other Skills : Teaching/training, Research and fact-checking, Writing