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Carlisle Froese

Passionate and creative, Carlisle brings a sharp eye for detail to every project she takes on. Carlisle is driven and organized, completing her Publishing Certificate from Ryerson and Masters of History from Trent University within the same year. She has extended experience in history, gender and cultural studies, and literary analysis. Areas of personal interest include crafting, cooking, and popular science but she is always eager to lend her skills...

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Charlee Trantino

I have been a full-time indexer for over twenty years.  I work almost exclusively with large commercial publishing houses doing current nonfiction on a variety of topics.  Some of the significant books I've indexed in 2020-2021 include Catching the Wind, a biography of Ted Kennedy by Neal Gabler, King Richard on Nixon by Michael Dobbs, JFK by Fredik Logevall, His Very Best on Jimmy Carter by Jonathan Alter; 400 Souls by by Ibram...

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Celine Parent

I love indexing. Taking your book and weaving an index from the contents is a challenge that I take great joy in. My background is in the biological sciences and I have over twenty years of experience working in social services. My interests and experiences are varied and range from health, fitness, crafting, and photography to women and gender studies, disability studies, environmental studies, and education. I have been a...

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CAMERON

I am a Victoria-based indexer, editor, and program evaluator. I have extensive experience indexing books in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and other fields. I specialize in history, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, literary and performance studies, anthropology, sociology, and social work. I hold a PhD in history from the University of Victoria (Canada) and am a published academic author. One of my articles was awarded the 2003...

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Audrey McClellan

I have been an editor and indexer for more than 20 years and have extensive experience working with both publishers and authors. I won the Ewart-Daveluy Award for Excellence in Indexing in 2018 for Churchill and Fisher: Titans at the Admiralty. As 2006 winner of the Editors’ Association of Canada Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, I can offer a final proofread as well as an index

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Tere Mullin

I love analyzing and synthesizing information, making it accessible to readers. Drawing upon an extensive client services background and records management experience, I approach my work with exceptional attention to detail and professionalism. I create user-friendly, comprehensive, and accurate back-of-book indexes in the humanities, social sciences, and regional interest topics. I specialize in psychology, archaeology, anthropology, art and history. I received my indexing training through the University of California Berkeley,...

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Ruth Pincoe

Ruth Pincoe has more than thirty-five years experience as a freelance editor, indexer, and researcher. She now works mainly as an indexer and specializes in scholarly publications in the fields of music, literature, history, art, and theatre. She also has extensive background in both trade and educational publishing and continues a sub-specialty in culinary books. She has served as national president of both the Indexing Society of Canada / Société...

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Carla DeSantis

**Winner of the 2020 Ewart-Daveluy Indexing Award for excellence in indexing, awarded by the Indexing Society of Canada. I love to gather and organize information. As a scholarly researcher, I am accustomed to managing lengthy and complex research and writing projects. As a professional indexer, I apply those same skills to your book by meticulously reading and analysing your content to create a carefully composed and useful back-of-the-book index. I...

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Emily LeGrand

My indexing specialties are in life sciences, social sciences and humanities, psychology, environmental studies, child and youth studies, philosophy, spirituality, education and anything that grapples with where we are headed as a society. I work on academic books, trade books, reports, textbooks, periodicals and non-fiction for children and youth. I also enjoy doing information description projects such as metadata construction, abstracting and cataloguing. As an indexer, I have a knack...

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Matthew MacLellan

I’m an experienced, full-time indexer. I specialize in scholarly texts in the humanities but also maintain a strong interest in cookbooks and food writing. I received my indexing training through 1-on-1 instruction with Kari Kells, a former instructor of the USDA Indexing course, as well as through a mentorship with Christine Jacobs, an experienced indexer and chair of the Information and Library Technologies program at John Abbott College. Some specific...

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Jessica MacLeod

Clear Type Solutions offers indexing, editing, and writing services in a variety of subject areas.  I specialize in back-of-the-book indexing.  The work I provide is clear, thorough, organized, and reflects strong analysis and attention to detail.  I completed indexing training through University of California, Berkeley. I hold an Editing Certificate from Simon Fraser University, and degrees from Queen's University and the University of Ottawa. "Jessica MacLeod created an index for...

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Margaret (Maggie)

I have experience indexing scholarly texts, cookbooks, and educational material, but am also interested in crafting books, textbooks, guide books, government docs, kids' informational books, anything. I am happy to edit and index, index and proofread---whatever you need! I love to collaborate or I can take the manuscript and run with it. My style is less flowery, more pragmatic. I first encountered indexing during my Master of Library & Information...

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Donald Howes

DH Indexing provides custom back-of-book and embedded indexing services to authors, editors and publishers. My areas of subject expertise cover Astronomy, Computer Sciences, Digital Video Production, History, Military History, Exploration, Biography/Memoirs/Diaries, Archaeology/Anthropology and Oenology. Prior to indexing I worked as a field archaeologist, a software developer/manager and an online bookseller. I have a B.A. in Archaeology (Calgary) and an M.A. in Anthropology (Washington State). To learn more about myself, the...

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Victoria Gregory

I create back-of-book indexes using concise, straight-forward language focused on the needs of the reader. My experience and expertise include: food & cookbooks – vegan/vegetarian cooking, and food allergies; arts & crafts - knitting, sewing, fibre arts, leathercraft, woodworking, drawing; animal care and grooming; nature, gardening, sustainable living, and alternative construction; homeschooling; and family history memoirs. My indexing training was completed with University of Berkeley – Indexing: Theory and Application. My professional...

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Pamela Erwin

Pamela Erwin is your complex project specialist skilled at creating and bringing added value to your indexing project. EIP offers comprehensive, reliable, accurate, and timely indexes for your back of book, periodical, catalog, reference, technical manual, or governmental document projects. Work is done to your specifications and needs with professional knowledge, insight, and flexibility. In-depth knowledge and experience in multiple fields and including 10 years of small press book editorial;...

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Mamta Jha

I am an experienced full time indexer. I have over 19 years experience in the publishing industry and information management. The majority of my experience has been in the specific field of back-of-the-book indexing, database indexing and abstracting of STM (scientific, technical and medical) journals and books. I am meticulous, thorough, precise, and take deadlines seriously. I work independently and make professional decisions according to best practices in indexing. As...

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Lora Marchand

Lora Marchand, freelance indexer and owner of Maplewood Indexing, makes the magic happen with efficient, creative, and elegant indexes. From the complexity of written works, I deliver concise indexes that bring forth both the more obvious main topics as well as the sometimes subtle content points to support the best possible reader experience. Specializing in trade books. With an extensive background in project management, team leadership, operations and strategic planning....

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Catherine Plear

An index is something well beyond a simple list of terms—it’s a reflection of the text’s essential nature. I can help ensure that a book’s index accurately represents its ideas, arguments, and discussions. Every entry will point the reader to substantial information, making for an enriched reader experience. Completed projects include: Women in Agriculture: Professionalizing Rural Life in North America and Europe by Linda M. Ambrose and Joan M. Jensen (editors)...

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Elena Tarasova

As an author, you always look for opportunities to make your work stand out and to have your ideas, stories and knowledge reach as many people as possible. As a publisher, you want to build your brand, form long-term relationships with customers and position yourself on the marker as a reliable and trustworthy enterprise. There is no better way to reach these goals than hiring a professional indexer who will...

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Jason Begy

Note: I am not currently accepting new clients. My academic indexing services specializing in the humanities, particularly game studies and design, media studies, literature, political economy, and linguistics. I index manuscripts, edited collections, and annual journal supplements. As a former interdisciplinary academic with a background in information design, I bring my wide breadth of knowledge and experience to craft highly usable and logically constructed indexes. I design and write indexes...

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Gillian Watts

As principal of Word Watch Editorial Services, I have been indexing for 20 years, a career enriched by my previous experience in the fields of architecture, museums and heritage conservation. My editing and proofreading skills definitely add value to my indexing, as evidenced by extensive typo lists submitted with the final product. Clients appreciate my analytical skills, flexibility, thoroughness and willingness to go the extra mile to provide an index...

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Leah Horlick

I'm Leah Horlick—a careful, thorough indexer with specialized training and experience working with sensitive subjects, confidential projects, and marginalized communities. Like many queer and racialized people, I have years of experience working as a peer in the frontline anti-violence field,  providing mental health first aid and advocacy for queer & trans youth, sick & disabled children, and women surviving gender-based violence. My lived experience is augmented by a BA in...

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Kate Mertes

Kate Mertes specializes in difficult academic texts on history, art history, law, and the humanities. With a PhD in medieval history, Kate is accustomed to handling scholarly apparatus, is happy to take on an index locorum, and specializes in detailed indexing of original historical documentation.

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Siusan Moffat

About me: I have wide interests and a varied background that includes food, art, film studies/archiving, and old technology/media.  My specialty is social justice. While I am skilled in many different realms I prefer to focus on indexing and am active in ISC committees, including The Inclusion, Diversity and Equity committee (TIDE). My prices are fair and I work with both authors and presses to give a thorough and concise...

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Judith Nylvek

I am a professional editor and indexer who will edit or index your book to suit your needs and the specifications of your publisher. I provide exceptional service and competitive rates, while always following best practices. I have completed the Simon Fraser University course Indexing: An Essential Art and Science, and the University of California Berkeley course Indexing: Theory and Application. I have also completed several editing courses offered by...

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GREG FISHER

I specialise in indexing academic and trade titles in the humanities and social sciences. I hold a DPhil in ancient history from the University of Oxford, and I am also the author and editor of a number of titles on the ancient world. I am experienced in completing multiple index types, including index fontium and index locorum, and have indexed dozens of titles for a range of publishers, including Routledge,...

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Amanda Rodgers

I am based in Newmarket, Ontario, and specialize in history, religion, and music. I will read your book page by page to find key concepts, then use professional indexing software to help me organize those concepts into a comprehensive back-of-book index so that readers can find them. You've worked hard on your book; now it's time to let me help your readers find the information you're sharing with them! My...

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Nancy Wills

I have been a freelance indexer and editor since 2012, and have 25 years experience as a manager with the provincial government. I have a BSc (Physical Sciences) and a BA (Sociology). In addition, I have completed an array of courses in the publishing program at Ryerson University. I am also a member of Editors Canada.

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Angela Wingfield

“I read the index from beginning to end, and it is truly excellent” (Dr. Sarah Jane Meharg, Pearson Peacekeeping Centre). “The index is outstanding!” (Dr. Alison R. Marshall, Professor, Department of Religion, Brandon University).

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Gina Guilinger

Weight of the Word Indexing Service provides high quality user-friendly back-of-the-book indexes for trade, scholarly, and children's authors and publishers. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: arts & crafts, Catholicism, cookbooks, criminology, earth sciences, education, food and beverage, general history, general science, geography, geology & mining industry, homeschooling, juvenile nonfiction, parenting, public utilities, religion, self-improvement, social sciences, textbooks, travel, and water/wastewater industry. Please contact Weight of the...

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Maura E. Brown

BA and MA, English Literature, University of Toronto. Indexer and editor with 30 years of experience indexing and editing textbooks; trade books; scholarly books, articles and reports; legal texts; almanacs; advertising; business correspondence; websites. Extensive experience with economics, law and business, psychology, marketing, and advertising. I use Cindex indexing software. I taught various writing courses at Seneca College, Toronto; designed and taught a proofreading course at Conestoga College, Waterloo; and consulted on index preparation...

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Lora Marchand

Maplewood Indexing makes the magic happen with efficient, creative, and elegant indexes. From the complexity of written works, I deliver concise indexes that bring forth both the more obvious main topics as well as the sometimes subtle content points to support the best possible reader experience. Specializing in trade books. With an extensive background in project management, team leadership, operations and strategic planning. I understand how multiple factors can be carefully integrated to keep your...

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Maria Hypponen

I am a versatile indexer, editor, and writer with more than a decade of experience serving Canadian and American authors, publishers, and organizations. As a freelance back-of-the-book indexer, I write accurate, elegant, and thoughtful indexes for books on a range of topics. As an editor and communications advisor, I work with clients in the not-for-profit and association sectors to write and refine clear and effective communications materials. As a writer,...

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Stephen Ullstrom

I am an award-winning indexer specializing in crafting indexes for narrative-driven books which overturn commonly held truths or reveal a hidden facet of our world. I have a particular interest and expertise in Asian studies (especially East Asia) and religious studies (especially Christianity), along with interests in history, Indigenous studies, biography and memoir, business, and deep dives into overlooked aspects of our culture, society, and environment.   I wrote my...

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Angela Googh

www.rhymeswithscrooge.ca I have enjoyed a long career in information systems. It was in my fifties that I began writing fiction and became interesting in the publishing world. I am working through the Publishing Certificate offered through Ryerson University. I have degrees in mathematics and education. I have a diploma in lay ministry. I am Métis, although I have lived my life as a settler. Please visit my website for more...

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Laurel Rush

The skill of indexing is an ability to analyze, prioritize, synthesize, and localize the concepts in a text. Having completed the indexing training course of the American Society for Indexing, I have the skills to handle your indexing job. I will prepare a comprehensive, concise, accurate index that reflects the content and structure of your text. Specialty subjects include music, art, history, and biography. Samples of work may be viewed...

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Helmut Filacchione

Background: My experience in using indexes throughout my college (PhD in nuclear engineering, MS in physics, MBA) and working years led me to indexes, which allows me to combine the tasks of the indexer and the needs of the users. Subjects: • Sciences, physics, engineering, technology               • Economics, finances, business, management • Politics, history, humanities                                         • Biographies, memoirs Materials: • scholarly books, textbooks, trade books, manuals Indexes: • embedded, back-of-book...

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Alexandra Peace

You've finished writing your book. Yay! Now you would like your readers to be able to find the carefully written information in it. That's why you've come to find an indexer. I have been a professional indexer since 2013. I have a Certificate in Publishing from Ryerson University. I continue to upgrade my education by taking online courses from various national indexing associations and by attending conferences every year. (Before...

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François Trahan

Thorough and clear indexes guided by best practices. Over 12 years of work for publishers, government agencies, authors, businesses, and nonprofits. Broad knowledge and subject specialties, with index users my primary concern. Visit my website – www.englishorfrench.com – for recent titles indexed. Repeat clients large and small, in Canada, the US and beyond. Winner of the ISC award for excellence in indexing. Experience with challenging projects, such as books with...

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Christine Dudgeon

In my indexing work, I am meticulous and thorough. I enjoy a wide variety of subjects including history, gardening, and the environment. My background is in the medical field as a Medical Laboratory Technologist. This has given me a broad knowledge base of topics such as human physiology, diseases, microbiology, and biochemistry. But I don't limit myself to these topics. I love the diversity of subjects that I am given...

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Marnie Lamb

Eloquent, versatile, inquisitive, and with a love of learning and the ability to communicate effectively—as a Gemini, I was born to index. Since 2012, I have offered highly meticulous, reliable service as a back-of-the-book indexer. My specialty is scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences, and I work on trade books and textbooks, too. Art, biography, environmental studies, fashion and textiles, and health are topics of special interest to...

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Emma Warnken Johnson

I am an experienced indexer (and editor) of textbooks, scholarly works, trade non-fiction, and materials for educational and non-profit organizations. I specialize in the humanities and social sciences, with a particular emphasis on areas in which I have academic training: cultural anthropology, archaeology, museum studies, history, and classical studies. I also have experience in the areas of sociology, education, health studies, film, and gender & sexuality studies. Learn more about...

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Wendy Savage

I create comprehensive back-of-the-book indexes for general and academic trade books, textbooks and biographies. My indexing specialties include cook books, aviation, bibliography and autobiography, engineering, history, library and information technology, mathematics, military and defense, music, physics and reference. My indexing training is through UC Berkeley Extension, and John Abbott College, Canada. I also have a BSc (Electrical Engineering), from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and I qualified as a...

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Ren

Hi there! I’m Ren. I am, first and foremost, a perpetual student. The world will never run out of things to learn, and I know I’ll never learn everything, but it’s fun trying. I got started in indexing because I thrive on organizing information, and making serendipitous connections between different ideas makes me truly happy. I’m a librarian by trade, and I also hold undergraduate degrees in English, history, and...

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Ellen L. Hawman

I have thirty-two years experience as an editor, researcher and indexer, working on the award-winning Benjamin Disraeli Letters (University of Toronto Press).  During this time I indexed six large volumes of the Letters.  In addition I have seventeen years experience as a freelance editor and indexer and have worked on articles and books in many disciplines and subject areas.

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Patti Phillips

I received a PhD in Sociology from York University, with a thesis on postwar adoption and scientific social work. I completed professional training in indexing at Ryerson University and have more than 15 years’ editorial experience as a freelancer, board member for a University of Toronto journal, published author, and lecturer. In addition to my expertise in the social sciences and humanities, I read widely and can create indexes in...

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Sergey Lobachev

I prepare high-quality back-of-the-book indexes for academic and trade books focusing on literature in humanities and social sciences. My portfolio includes more than 300 book indexes in various subject specialties. I specialize in academic literature in history, political science, religious studies, environmental studies, library and information science, Russian and East European Studies. I have won the 2017 the Purple Pen Competition sponsored by the Institute of Certified Indexers for indexing...

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Nanette Norris

I offer indexing, editing, and proofreading services in a variety of subject areas. I specialize in back-of-the-book indexing. The work I provide is clear, thorough, organized, and reflects strong analysis and attention to detail. I have a Ph.D. in English from a Canadian university and have had a lengthy career as an academic.  I have edited many books, professional articles, and theses, and am Managing Editor for the book publishing...

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Julia White

My name is Julia and I am available to index your trade or scholarly book. My special areas of interest include economics, statistics, history, biography, art history and psychology. I also have the knowledge to index books about beekeeping, gardening, sewing and cooking. My indexing training was through UC Berkeley Extension. I have degrees in economics and history, and I have been a professional economist for almost a decade. Most...

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Margaret de Boer

I have over 25 years combined experience in book indexing, television news cataloguing, newspaper website database indexing, controlled vocabulary and thesaurus development, and proofreading online content. Specialty subjects include Indigenous content (including two volumes of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report), economics, environmental studies, political science, and psychology. I create accurate indexes which reflect the contents of the subject matter, pointing readers onto pathways to easily find the information they...

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Amron Lehte (formerly Gravett)

Web: www.WildCloverBooks.com Email: Amron@WildCloverBooks.com   An indexer with experience. I have indexed over 600 titles since 2011. My work has encompassed books on the arts, child and family studies, cultural identity, environment, feminism and gender studies, land politics, language and literary studies, political biographies, queer studies, racial (in)justice, religion, social justice, and urban studies.   INDEXING SERVICE DETAILS I work directly with authors, editors, and publishers to provide indexes for...

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Merridy

Merridy Cox, BSc, MMsl (Museum Studies),  is sometimes available for back-of-the-book indexing and for stylistic and copy editing for non-fiction manuscripts. She is experienced in working with thesauri, authority lists and classification in museums and archives. She now works in the area of ecology and natural sciences, learning, and poetry anthologies.

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Paula Butler

My aim is to deliver an accurate, elegant, and detailed index to match the quality of your writing. I have more than five years of indexing experience; clients have said "the index is amazing; we love it"; "the index was excellent and I appreciate the fast turnaround"; "thank you so much for your hard, careful and quick work". As someone with past professional work as a university instructor and writer,...

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Barbara Cuerden

https://www.index-s.com/ Areas of Expertise: Back-of-the-book indexing - academic and scholarly work; Abstracting and keywording for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) online resources; Government administrative support; Writing; Web Content Creation and Management; Organization and Dissemination of Information; Records Management

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Marta Steele

I am an experienced academic indexer and editor with a master's degree in classical philology (classics) and comparative and historical linguistics (Indo European). Languages with which I have familiarity are French, Spanish, some German, Latin, and ancient Greek. I have in addition a bit of Sanskrit and Hittite.

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Jolanta Komornicka

I am an embedded and back-of-book/traditional scholarly indexer. My rates are competitive with industry standard, generally falling between $5 and $7 per page for a traditional back-of-book index. Though I possess a wide variety of interests, I am an expert in history, particularly medieval European history, in which I hold a PhD. I both taught and published at the university level for several years. My academic knowledge is interdisciplinary, stretching...

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Lisa Fedorak

I  create traditional back of book indexes and Word embedded indexes for scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences that explore how our minds work, how we navigate the world,  ideas that can instigate change or involve making meaning through sight and sound such as music, the visual arts, film, fashion, and textiles. Trade publications on the intersection of art and science, current affairs, true crime, feminism, detailed investigations...

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Elena Gwynne

I am a freelance indexer with over seven years of experience in working with both trade and scholarly books on various subjects, including memoirs/biographies, history, current affairs and politics, gardening, food and cooking, general interest finance and real estate, education and self help along with many other subject areas. I hold a B.A. majoring in Classical Studies and Minoring in Medieval Studies from the University of British Columbia, and completed...

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Maria Luisa Antonaya

I'm a former Literature lecturer who switched to full-time freelance work over ten years ago. I specialize in translation, editing, and indexing in a variety of subjects. Over the past years, my clients have included regional government departments, a publisher of fiber arts books, an online learning company, and an academic publishing house. My two most recent indexing contracts involve a back-of-book index for a biography of the painter Frances...

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Judi Gibbs

Write Guru®, Ltd.  Indexer since 2000.  Work has been mostly freelance, but with short-term contract indexing jobs for Microsoft. Clients include university presses, textbook publishers, and trade publishers. Previous work as a reference librarian in university, company, and medical settings. Experience with a wide breadth of  subjects. Challenging scholarly books welcome! E-MAIL: judi@writeguru.com; ALTERNATE E-MAIL: WriteGuruSeattle@gmail.com

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Martin Gavin

Check my website http:www.adroitediting.ca for more detailed information. I served as a professional librarian in many capacities (children's, general, senior management) for almost three decades. I have completed UC Berkeley's Indexing: Theory and Application and their Embedded Indexing and Indexing of Ebooks, a Certificate in Copyediting through UC San Diego, and a substantive editing course through UC Berkeley.

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Mary Newberry

Since 2000, after completing a BA in political science and literary studies and an MA in English and many years running my own and other people’s businesses, I have worked full time as an indexer, editor and teacher. My projects vary in size and scope. I do back-of-the book indexes for individual authors, large collaborative projects, such as the indexing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Residential Schools Report, and,...

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JoAnne Burek

I index trade books, manuals, reports, and websites. Specialties include biography and memoirs, business, food/cookbooks, gardening, history, science, and technology. Prior to indexing, I worked in information technology for 35 years, spending the last 20 years in pricing, marketing, and proposal development.  I have a B.Sc. in Computer Science and an MBA. If you would like to see my portfolio of books indexed and samples of my work, please visit...

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Cheryl Lemmens

I began working as a freelance indexer in 2001–2 after more than 20 years as a writer and editor in a variety of environments: print journalism, Hansard editing, legal publications, and website work.  My interests and specialties include English literature, art and architecture, politics and history, popular culture, sports, and urban planning. I’m a member of both the ISC/SCI and the ASI, served as ISC/SCI Webmaster from 2003-10, and was...

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Judith Clark

Providing back-of-book indexes for academic (scholarly, general interest) and trade non-fiction. My areas of special interest include: Latin American/South American history and biography; military history and biography; feminist and LGBTQ+ studies, history, and biography; geopolitics and international relations; library and information science; Atlantic World topics (including slave trade, slavery, abolition, and revolution). Other areas of interest include gender studies, senior studies, sociology and social services, government policy and planning, and...

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