This podcast episode focuses on the specialist editorial skill of Indexing. How important is an index to the sales of a book? What skills do you need to be an Indexer and how much does it pay? We interview Ruth Ellis from The Society of Indexers and find out the answer to these questions and more.
Listen here: https://www.bookcareers.com/specialist-editorial-skills-indexing-bookcareers-live/
Parts 4 and 5 in a series of articles about indexing by Ælfwine Mischler:
Book Indexes — Part 4: The Metatopic
Indexes — Part 5: Names in Indexes
Part 3 in a series of articles about indexing by Ælfwine Mischler:
Book Indexes — Part 3: The ABCs of Alphabetizing
Want to know more about back-of-the-book indexing? Read these blog posts by Ælfwine Mischler explaining the basic vocabulary and process:
Book Indexes — Part 1: Basic Vocabulary
Book Indexes — Part 2: No Magic Wands
The Freelance Career Launch Series by Stephen Ullstrom is a set of posts about how to start your freelance career. The focus is on indexing, but the principles are universal. Read it here:
Stephen Ullstrom asks the interesting question: what kind of metaphors do you use to describe indexing or indexes?
This is the blog of indexer Barbara Cuerden:
An interview with Fellow of the Society of Indexers (SI) John Noble:
Informative interview with indexer Wendy Allex:
The blog of Paul Sweum: Indexer/Technical Writer/Editor/Biz Blogger for Top Hat Word & Index.