podcast episode on Indexing: an interview with Ruth Ellis

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.
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Indexing Books as a Career: a free, self-paced online course by Sylvia Coates

This course provides basic information on writing back-of-the-book indexes and working as a professional indexer. It is not intended to substitute for a comprehensive indexing course but is appropriate for individuals wanting to explore indexing as a career. This course will also inform both editors and self-publishing authors by providing an overview of the process of indexing and working with indexers.
If you would like to register for this MOOC you may go to to sign up.