Leslie Barker BSc, Indexer, Researcher, Writer, Editor


I am a freelance indexer, researcher, writer, and editor with more than 20 years of experience writing and editing scholarly and general interest non-fiction. I have created indexes for books on diverse topics including water and energy security, climate change, agriculture, and veterinary critical care. As a professional indexer, with a passion for research and acquiring new knowledge, I quickly learn the material covered within the content to create a comprehensive, accurate, and well composed back-of-book index. As a writer, I have published peer-reviewed articles on fish ecology and reports on environmental and ecological management plans, and have created story boards, video scripts, educational pet owner handouts, news articles, and marketing blogs. As an editor, I have proofread and edited books and reports on fishery science, energetics of ecological systems, religion, and water, food, and energy security.


  • Arts and Humanities: Religion and spirituality
  • Economy, politics and law: General
  • Health and medicine: Medicine and pharmacology, Alternative health, Psychology and mental health, Health Care
  • Industry and technology: Agriculture, Horticulture, Energy, Information services and technology, Natural resources
  • International studies: Asia, Developing countries, International relations
  • Lifestyle and Leisure: Gardening, Animals and pets
  • Sciences: Biological sciences, Ecology and environment, Veterinary medicine and animal science
  • Society: Education
  • Materials - Books: Scholarly books, Textbooks, Manuals and how-to books
  • Materials - Other: Academic papers and essays, Government materials, Reports, Websites, Databases
  • Other Skills: Editing, Proofreading, Research and fact-checking, Writing