Louisa Emmons, M.Ed., MLS


Member _ American Society for Indexing P. O. Box 322 Morganton, NC 28680 louisa.emmons.indexing@gmail.com (828) 448-5146


  • I specialize in back-of-the-book indexing: textbooks, trade books, periodicals and reference books. I index to your specifications with attention to detail and at a reasonable rate.
  • I work from manuscripts submitted as PDF files.
  • Indexes are created in SKY and returned as SKY, Word or Rich Text Format files.
  • I will work on a quick deadline if my schedule permits.
  • As a generalist, I can index many different subjects, but my favorites are Culinary Arts, Gardening, Education and History.


 * Charges are computed per indexable page for trade books, textbooks, periodicals and reference books. 

 * Rates are also available on a per entry basis.         
Please contact me for rates, which are negotiable depending upon projec
t: louisa.emmons.indexing@gmail.com


BSBA  Western Carolina University, 1985-1988
     Computer Information Systems
MEd  University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1990-1991       
MLS  East Carolina University, 2010-2012
     Library Science
American Society for Indexing, 2018
     Indexing Training

2018-present. Book and Periodical Indexer
2016-2018  Editor. NC DAR State Yearbook and NC DAR State Directory
2014-2017 Author. Published five books on regional history, all of which won awards from the North Carolina Society of Historians
1992-2014  Special Education Teacher

Excellent time management skills
Detailed, quality indexes
Special interest in the areas of history, gardening, education and culinary arts
Thorough knowledge of SKY Index, Acrobat and Word
Published author with knowledge of the publishing industry

  • American Society for Indexing
  • Southeast Chapter, American Society for Indexing
  • Periodical and Database Indexing Special Interest Group, ASI
  • Gardening and Environmental Studies Special Interest Group, ASI
  • History/Archaeology Special Interest Group, ASI
  • Culinary Special Interest Group, ASI
  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education

Sample Indexes