Insightful Indexing

 English

Hi, I’m Erika. I craft thorough, reader-friendly indexes that help sell books.

With more than 900 published print and digital indexes, I can create an index that helps set your book apart from the competition. While my specialty is computer technology, my portfolio includes topics from science to humanities.

Whether your workflow is print, digital, or XML-based, I have the flexibility to work with you to meet your production needs. As a member of both the Indexing Society of Canada and the American Society for Indexing, I stay current with changes in the industry. I love what I do and strive to make each project its best.

Imprints I’ve worked with include Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, FT Press, Harvard Business Review Press, Harvard University Press, The Johns Hopkins University Press, IBM Press, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, McGraw-Hill, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Microsoft Press, The MIT Press, Pearson Business, Prentice Hall, Princeton University Press, Que Publishing, RosettaBooks, Routledge, Sams Publishing, University of Chicago Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, United States Institute of Peace Press, VMware Press, and Wharton School Publishing.

My qualifications include a B.A. in English linguistics and literature, graduate work in TESOL, and 20 years as an in-house indexer for Pearson’s technology and business imprints. Through a series of corporate acquisitions, I gained experience working for three major publishers—Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and Pearson—without ever leaving my desk.

In my free time, I volunteer as an editor with Kiva.org, a not-for-profit working to expand financial access to underserved communities.

For more on my qualifications and experience, drop by my LinkedIn page. Samples my work and a list of recently indexed titles are available on my website at insightfulindexing.com.

  • Arts and Humanities: Art and architecture, Language and linguistics, Philosophy, Media studies
  • Economy, politics and law: General, Business, Economics, Finance and taxation, Government and politics
  • Health and medicine: Psychology and mental health, Health Care
  • Industry and technology: Communications, Information services and technology, Natural resources, Transportation
  • International studies: Africa, Asia, Developing countries, United States, International relations
  • Lifestyle and Leisure: Interior design and decorating, Sports, fitness, and recreation, Travel and tourism, Personal development
  • Sciences: Biological sciences, Earth sciences, Ecology and environment, Information science, Physics and astronomy
  • Society: Anthropology, Education, Sociology and social services
  • Materials - Books: Scholarly books, Trade monographs, Textbooks, Manuals and how-to books, Software and technical manuals