Javelin Editorial Services
I am a back-of-book and embedded indexer. My rates are competitive with industry standards, falling between $3–7 per page for a traditional back-of-book index. As a former bookseller, I have practical knowledge of the different ways that readers engage with texts, both when they are returning to a favourite topic and when they’re engaging with a new fascination.
In addition to bookselling, I’ve studied world literature and publishing, and have worn a few different hats in the publishing sphere—editing, book and eBook layout and design, and marketing among them. I studied indexing with Simon Fraser University and participated in the Mary Newberry Mentorship Program, where I was mentored by one of the ISC’s presidents. I read widely, both personally and professionally, often following whims and recommendations from bibliographies through a maze of related materials. I favour history, popular science, and literary criticism, and have experience indexing crafting and gaming books.
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Arts and Humanities:
Archaeology and ancient history, Art and architecture, History, Language and linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Media studies
Economy, politics and law:
General, Business, Military and defense
Health and medicine:
Psychology and mental health, Health Care
Industry and technology:
Agriculture, Horticulture, Communications, Construction and real estate, Natural resources
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, Gardening, Crafts, Animals and pets, Interior design and decorating, Travel and tourism, Personal development
Biological sciences, Chemistry, Earth sciences, Ecology and environment, Physics and astronomy
Anthropology, Indigenous peoples, Culture, Education, Family, Gender studies, Social activism, Sociology and social services, Urban studies
Materials - Books:
Scholarly books, Trade monographs, Biographies and memoirs, Art and photography, Cookbooks, Guidebooks, Manuals and how-to books
Materials - Other:
Academic papers and essays, Government materials, Reports, Periodicals and almanacs, Atlases/maps/plans, Multimedia
Embedded indexing, Editing, Proofreading, E-book creation, Book design, Writing