Matthew MacLellan


I’m a back-of-the-book indexer with a specialization in the scholarly humanities. I’m familiar with poststructuralist/critical theory, film/media studies, queer studies, and Christian theology, among others. Cookbooks and food writing are also of interest to me. Conceptual/philosophical titles are very welcome, but above all I’m most interested in helping the argument and carefully researched content of your book become findable for the reader. In terms of cookery books, I’m familiar with a wide range of cooking techniques, ingredients, and dishes including those from non-Western cuisines.

I was trained in indexing through mentorship with Kari Kells, an experienced indexer. I’ve continued my professional education through offerings made available through ISC/SCI and its sister societies.

My indexes are always on-time–sometimes early!–and I work with the author of the book to ensure satisfaction with the index.

See my website for more details, send me an email at, or use the form on the right hand side of this page to reach out to me. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Listing ID: 7123
  • Arts and Humanities: Art and architecture, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion and spirituality, Media studies
  • Lifestyle and Leisure: Food and drink
  • Sciences: Information science
  • Society: Anthropology, Gender studies, Urban studies
  • Materials - Books: Scholarly books, Trade monographs, Biographies and memoirs, Art and photography, Cookbooks
  • Other Skills: Research and fact-checking