About me

Summary

I’ve been working as a freelance indexer since 2007 and I’m an advanced professional member of the Society of Indexers (UK).

I’ve completed over 350 indexes for more than 15 clients, including for academic books, trade books and school textbooks, in both English and Afrikaans. The subjects that I’ve indexed include: biographies, crime, current affairs, economics, education, entrepreneurship, environmental issues, history, management, marketing, psychology, sociology and sport.

My training and early career was in library science. For specific indexing training, I completed the Training in Indexing distance-learning course of the Society of Indexers.

Professional experience

Freelance Indexer (2007 to present)
Consulting Librarian (2001 to 2011)
Company Librarian at De Beers Marine (1998 to 2001)
Information Resource Officer at SANS Fibres (1993 to 1998)

Education

Society of Indexers Training in Indexing distance-learning course (2009)
Honours degree in Counselling Psychology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (1992)
Degree in Library and Information Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (1991)

Professional development

Advanced professional member of the Society of Indexers since 2013.
Organiser of the Indexers’ Circle Western Cape from 2013 to 2014.
Editor of ‘Around the World’ column of The Indexer in 2012.
Representative of ASAIB at the Society of Indexers conference in 2011.
Winner of the Betty Moys Award for 2009.