My indexing specialties are in life sciences, psychology, environmental studies and management, child and youth studies, philosophy, spirituality, education and anything that grapples with where we are headed as a society. I work on academic books, trade books, reports, textbooks, periodicals and non-fiction for children and youth. I also enjoy doing information description projects such as metadata construction, abstracting and cataloguing.
I grew up in intellectual debates with my dad, an evolutionary immunologist and naturalist, before formally studying biology, ecology and environmental studies at Carleton College, a liberal arts college for nerdy kids in Minnesota. Learning is my primary hobby, and I have had longstanding interests in self-directed and learner-centred education, native plants, evolution, conservation, medicine, psychology, personal development and spirituality.
My paid work aside from indexing has been primarily in community-based environmental projects, focusing on nature connection, environmental education and risky nature play for kids, as a project coordinator, curriculum writer, program leader and trainer/facilitator. I also have a masters degree in Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I trained in indexing at University of California at Berkeley Extension in 2019.
Indexing serves my insatiable curiosity, and conceptual and analytical thinking sides, while my nature connection work helps me to express my idealism, and loves of people, nature and movement. I once thought I just want to hike and read in this life. I am so grateful to be able to do both – for work no less! – in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia.
I would love to learn how I might be a part of your project so that readers can get the most out of an author’s passion and insights.
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Visit my website to learn more about what it would be like to work with me: www.emilylegrand.com