Indexing Topics

Ethical Indexing: Diversity

Webinar presentation and resource list for Caring about Equity, Diversity and Representation presented by Paula Butler on June 20, 2020. The webinar wasn’t recorded but you can read the speaker notes in the presentation.

Blog posts

Patterns of indexing careers

Indexers come into their careers from many directions. For some, it’s a natural progression from a job in a publishing house. Others discover the calling accidentally. There are indexers who…

The scent of information

Have you heard of a rule in web design called the three-click rule? It states that users will leave your web page or app if they can’t find what they…

Embedded Indexes in MS Word

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Three Indexing Courses

Three indexing courses are being taught by ISC/SCI members: Indexing: Theory and Application (University of California at Berkeley Extension – taught by Heather Ebbs, an ISC/SCI past president, as well…

Magpie Pins for Sale

At the ISC/SCI annual general meeting and conference in June 2009, Katherine Barber, founding editor-in-chief of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary department of Oxford University Press, gave a fascinating talk on…

Charging for Indexing Services

“How much?” It’s one of the first questions from clients and new indexers. But as with almost any fee for service, there is no hard and fast answer. In a…