LOUISA EMMONS_M.Ed, MLS

"INDEXING SPECIALTIES"

louisa.emmons.indexing@gmail.com

About Me


About Me

Why do I index books for a living?
I have a natural love of organization and detail, and I derive a lot of satisfaction from making sure "everything is in its place." As an avid reader of books, I have long depended upon finding the information I seek by referring to the index that should be included at the back of the book. Any nonfiction book is greatly enhanced by having a well-organized, thorough, and detailed index for its readers to search. A comprehensive index is a joy!

Whether you are a writer of books, an editor of books, or a reader of books seeking an indexer, know that I approach the creation and completion of indexes with great respect and enthusiasm. Pointing readers to the information they seek...that is my mission!

Louisa Emmons

Indexing Services


  • I am a full-time freelance indexer specializing in indexing textbooks, trade books, and reference books 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 Index and returned as Rich Text Format files.
  • I will work on a quick deadline as my schedule permits.
  • Projects are usually completed early.

    louisa.emmons.indexing@gmail.com
Indexing Services

Specializations


Although I index a wide variety of subjects in trade books, textbooks, and reference books, areas of particular interest include:

  • Business
  • Environmental Science
  • Government

Specializations

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EDUCATION
BSBA  Western Carolina University
     Computer Information Systems
M.Ed  University of North Carolina at Greensboro
     Education
MLS  East Carolina University
     Library Science
American Society for Indexing
     Indexing Training
Ongoing professional development through American Society for Indexing webinars and conferences

WORK HISTORY
  • 2016-                 Indexer/Editor
  • 2014-2017        Researcher/Writer/Editor
  • 1992-2014        Teacher/Business Trainer

SKILLS
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Detailed, quality indexes
  • Thorough knowledge of SKY Index, Acrobat and Word
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry

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

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Clients


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

Institute of Real Estate Management
Pique Publishing, Inc.

Palmetto Publishing Group
McFarland
Cune Press
Astute Communications
Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Clients

Testimonials


Joy F:_Author, "La Capilla de Santa Maria: A Spiritual Tapestry"

"Thank you so much for doing the index so quickly. You can be sure that if I ever write another book that requires an index, you will be the person I will contact to do it. "

Joy F

Nadia P:_Managing Editor, Institute of Real Estate Management

"The index looks beautiful!"

Nadia P

Rates



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

 * Rates for special formats can be computed by word count or by hourly rate.    
                       
Please contact me for rates, which are negotiable depending upon project
louisa.emmons.indexing@gmail.com

Rates