At Quill and Ink Indexing Services, I will add value to your book with the addition of a professionally created index. Nearly any non-fiction book can be improved through the addition of a well done back-of-the-book index and many readers count on finding such in the books they read. For some, the presence or lack of a proper index may even be a factor in their decision to purchase. I know it has been for me sometimes.
I can create that index for your book, saving you valuable time and making sure that the standard elements and formatting requested by your publisher are met.
The process I use is as follows:
- I get sent the final page proofs when there’s no real page changing still to happen.
- I will index those page proofs in the format asked for – typically run-in or indented formats, and also letter by letter or word by word alphabetization, the publisher often has a particular style they wish the index to be done in.
- Then I send the index back as an .rtf file or in a similar format specified by the publisher.
Subject areas I have indexed books in recently include biographies/memoirs, popular culture, history, general interest finance/real estate, political science, self-help and education. For a more complete list of subjects/titles, take a look at the “Samples of my Work” page.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. I’m looking forward to working with you.