I have been
indexing since 2006. Before that I directed the online
research division of a public relations firm and was a
public librarian for three years. Most of my professional
life has been involved in the interplay between
information and end-users. That perspective informs my
indexing. As a librarian, I saw people struggle with poor
indexes or no indexes, and I believe there is an art to
balancing the needs of various readers with the space,
design, and time limitations of creating an index.
As a generalist, I am
comfortable with many types of materials, with special
interests in history, education, technology, literary
criticism, art, reference works, and cookbooks.
- MILS, University of Michigan
- BA, Kalamazoo College
- USDA Basic Indexing
- USDA Applied Indexing
- Freelance electronic and back-of-the-book indexing since 2006
- Editor of a daily news clip sheet on the aerospace and airline industries from 2005-2013
- Director of MediaQuotient, Hass MS&L, 1999-2005
- Adult Services Librarian, Highland Township Public Library, 1996-1999
Please contact me if you would like a detailed work history. References and work samples are available on request.
“But how can it have remained so long undiscovered, when there is a sure index to it if men will but take the trouble to look?” Jonathan Harker in Dracula by Bram Stoker.