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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  • Listing ID: 9220
  • 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
  • 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, Gardening, Crafts, Animals and pets, Interior design and decorating, Travel and tourism, Personal development
  • Sciences: Biological sciences, Chemistry, Earth sciences, Ecology and environment, Physics and astronomy
  • Society: 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
  • Other Skills: Embedded indexing, Editing, Proofreading, E-book creation, Book design, Writing