Louisa Emmons_M.Ed, MLS



  • I am a full-time freelance indexer specializing in indexing books to your specifications and with attention to detail.
  • I index textbooks, scholarly works, 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: (1) environmental science, law and policy; (2) natural history and conservation; (3)  sustainability; and (4) business.



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


Selected Clients

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 of California Press
Island Press

Selected Clients

Selected Books Indexed

California Land Use and Planning Law, 37th Ed.

American Women Report WWI: An Anthology of
Their Journalism

The Endurance of Palestinian Political Factions: An Everyday Perspective from Nahr el-Bared Camp

Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy, 14th Ed. 

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Collaboration Among
the Intelligence Community, Academy and

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

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

Civil War Taxes: A Documentary History, 1861-1900

Fitness Book for Everyone

Building Financial Foundations: Life-Long Financial
 Planning and Investing

The Stay At Home Chef Slow Cooker Cookbook

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

Selected Books Indexed


 * Charges are computed per indexable page for trade books, scholarly 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.