As an experienced indexer, as well as an academic librarian, I have been on both ends of an index. I currently work with textbooks, scholarly and trade books, as well as database indexing. I am happy to work with authors, publishers, and packagers, and will provide comprehensive indexing to meet your deadlines.
Having been a professional librarian for 11 years, I learned the value of a great index. For more than 21 years, I have been providing thorough, accurate, on-time, back-of-the book indexes for a wide variety of clients. More than 1950 books and 185,000 pages later, I still get excited with each new project. I love the serendipity of indexing all types of books from textbooks about psychology or business, to scholarly books about religion or history, to trade books about sports, travel or hobbies.
http://www.dianebrenner.com 25 plus years experience with back-of-the-book and embedded indexiing (Word and InDesign).
Karen Gracie Kowles
Helene S. Ferranti – Indexer of scholarly, trade, and text books with special interest and expertise in history and biography, environmental studies, sailing, film and performing arts, literary criticism. Degrees in History (BA – Swarthmore College, MA – Harvard University) and Marine Biology (CAS – Harvard School of Extension Studies). Index training: USDA Graduate School, UC Berkeley, and various ASI workshops. Experience as teacher, biologist, librarian, and editor in academic and business environments. Long-distance ocean sailor.
I have been indexing and developing controlled vocabularies, thesauri, and taxonomies since 1993 and have been doing freelance back-of-the-book indexing since 2004. I teach workshops on taxonomy creation through ASI (recorded webinar) and Simmons College School of Library & Information Science, and I am a senior vocabulary editor at Cengage Learning. Currently, I am a member of the board of ASI (2015-2018), past-president and vice president of the New England Chapter (2005-2006), past manager of the the Web & Electronic Indexing SIG of ASI (2005-2006), and founding past manager of the Taxonomies & Controlled Vocabularies SIG of ASI (2007-2010). I am author of the books The Accidental Taxonomist, Indexing Specialties: Web Sites, and chapters in Indexing Names and Index It Right, Volume 2.
I blog at: http://accidental-taxonomist.blogspot.com/