Louisa Emmons


  • I provide thorough and detailed back-of-the-book professional indexes, carefully edited.
  • I respond to queries within 24 hours.
  • Indexes are usually returned before the deadline.
  • I index textbooks, trade books, and scholarly works from manuscripts submitted as PDF files.
  • Indexes are created in SKY Index and returned as MS Word .docx or .rtf files.
  • I will work on a quick deadline as my schedule permits.
  • I gladly index a variety of subjects, but areas of particular interest include:
    • (1) environmental science
    • (2) climate change
    • (3) sustainability and conservation
    • (4) natural history
  • Charges are computed per indexable page for trade books, textbooks, and scholarly works. Special formats can be computed by word count.    
  • Please contact me for rates, which are negotiable depending on the project:  louisa.emmons.indexing@gmail.com

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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

  • Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy
  • Ecology: Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation     
  • Transformation of the Global Food System
  • Global Environmental Management
  • Large Marine Ecosystems: Assessment and Management
  • Biodiversity
  • Excellent time management
  • Thorough knowledge of indexing software
  • Proper grammar and correct use of punctuation

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


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Columbia University Press
Princeton University Press
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group
Solano Press Books

Island Press
University of North Texas Press
University Press of Kentucky
University of California Press
Indiana University Press
University of Illinois Press
Texas A&M University Press
University of California Press
Bombardier Books
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
DK Publishing/Alpha Books
Penguin Random House
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.

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California Land Use and Planning Law, 37th & 38th ed.

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

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

Guide to California Planning, 6th ed.

Antiracist Journalism: The Challenge of Creating Equitable News

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

Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy

Land Use Planning in California: An Essential Reference

Environmental Management Technology: Challenges and Opportunities

Jain Paintings and Material Culture of Medieval Western India: 1100-1650

American Women Report WWI

Intersections of Gender and Ethnicity in English Language Learning Texts

Early Ethnography in the American Arctic

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