Louisa Emmons_M.Ed, MLS


  • I provide thorough and detailed professional book indexes. My work is carefully edited, and I practice excellent time management, usually returning indexes prior to the deadline. My indexes are tailored to your needs and specifications, and I work independently to make professional decisions according to best practices.
  • I index textbooks, trade books, and reference books from manuscripts submitted as PDF files. Indexes are created in SKY Index and returned as Microsoft Word .docx or .rtf files.
  • I will work on a quick deadline as my schedule permits.
  • Areas of special interest include:  
BSBA  Western Carolina University
     Computer Information Systems
M.Ed  University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MLS  East Carolina University
     Library Science
Hedden Information Management
    Taxonomies and Controlled Vocabulary
American Society for Indexing
     Professional Indexing Training

     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
  • American Library Association
  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education

Island Press
Solano Press Books

University of North Texas Press
University Press of Kentucky
University of California Press
Indiana University Press
Texas A&M University Press
Taylor & Francis
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Alpha/Penguin Random House/DK Publishing

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

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

Place And Prosperity: How Cities Help Us to Connect and Innovate 

Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It

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

Guide to California Planning, 6th Edition

Managing the Climate Crisis: Designing and Building for Floods, Heat, Drought, and Wildfire

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

Climate Change and Resilience in Indiana and Beyond

Environmental Management Technology: Challenges and Opportunities

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.    
 Please contact me for rates, which are negotiable depending upon project.