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  • 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Indexer

    Finally, you can see the finish line. You’ve spent months if not years writing your book, sent it through multiple rounds of editing, from the developmental to copyediting, and now it’s in the final stage of proofreading before being sent to the printer. All that’s left is to review the proofs and append that index.…

  • The Importance of a Sense of Humour

    27 February 2024 Indexing textbooks for funerary professionals comes with its own peculiar set of challenges (especially when dealing with the before photos), but it’s helpful when the authors have a sense of humour. To wit, Supercilium (eyebrows). As mentioned, cilia means “lashes” or “eyebrows,” and of course “super” implies they were bitten by a… Read…

  • Indexing Reflections: Battleship Names

    20 February 2024 I am not one to traditionally wax poetic about war (especially right now). Even less likely am I to get dewy eyed at the mere description of battleships. And yet here I sit, indexing a military history book, and finding myself needing to remember that what’s before me is not poetry. Sure,… Read…

  • Pop Culture Ruins Indexing

    13 February 2024 Or makes it better, I suppose. Depends on how you look at it. All I can say is that Hamilton makes it very hard not to break out in song when indexing a book on the American Revolution. With every mention of a general, my brain goes to “I’m a general. Whee!!”

  • I Learn Things: Due Diligence

    So it turns out, doing your due diligence to find out if your spouse was dead in the seventeenth century, thus permitting you to remarry within the Church, required a trip to Veracruz. Of course, this assumes you’re already in the Caribbean. Pretty sure if you were bumming around India or Poland the Inquisition wasn’t… Read…