Louisa Emmons_M.Ed, MLS


  • I am a full-time freelance indexer specializing in back-of-the-book indexing aligned to your specifications and with attention to detail.
  • I index textbooks, trade books, and reference books from manuscripts submitted as PDF files. Indexes are created in SKY Index and returned as RTF files.
  • I will work on a quick deadline as my schedule permits.
  • Special areas of interest include:  
BSBA  Western Carolina University
     Computer Information Systems
M.Ed  University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MLS  East Carolina University
     Library Science
American Society for Indexing
     Indexing Training

     Taxonomies and Controlled Vocabularies    
     Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy
     Ecology: Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation

     Transformation of the Global Food System
     Global Environmental Management
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Detailed, quality indexes
  • Thorough knowledge of SKY Index
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry

  • American Society for Indexing
  • Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education

Alpha/Penguin Random House/DK Publishing
Solano Press Books
Texas A&M University Press

Institute of Real Estate Management
Pique Publishing, Inc.

Astute Communications
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
University of North Texas Press
University Press of Kentucky
University of California Press
Island Press

Selected Clients
California Land Use and Planning Law, 37th & 38th Editions

The Blue Revolution: Hunting, Harvesting, and Farming Seafood in the Information Age

Swamplands: Tundra Beavers, Quaking Bogs, and the Improbable World of Peat

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Collaboration Among the Intelligence Community, Academy and Industry

Investment Real Estate: Finance and Asset
Management, 2nd Ed.

Natural Resource Regulation in California: A Practical Guide to Agency Permitting and Procedures

Cities for Life: How Communities Can Recover from Trauma and Rebuild for Health 

Applied Panarchy: Applications and Diffusion Across Disciplines

Building Financial Foundations: Life-Long Financial
Planning and Investing

Practical CEQA: A Stepwise Guide to the California
Environmental Quality Act

La Capilla de Santa Maria: A Spiritual Tapestry 

Selected Books Indexed

 * Charges are computed per indexable page for trade books, textbooks, 
and reference books.
 * Rates for special formats can be computed by word count.    
 * Invoices may be paid through PayPal, Venmo, Direct Deposit or by Check.
 Please contact me for rates, which are negotiable depending upon project.