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/
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 https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/WHM7D7 to sign up.
This free email course by Stephen Ullstrom demystifies the indexing process. In seven daily lessons, delivered to your inbox.
More here: http://www.stephenullstrom.com/indexing-decoded/
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:
Information on the training course run by the Society of Indexers (SI), the British and Irish professional body for indexing: https://www.indexers.org.uk/training-development/si-training-course/course-overview-features/