My qualifications to work as an indexer are as follows:
- (2013) I have completed the University of Berkley Indexing Theory and Application Course
- (2009) I have a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Classical Studies and minoring in Medieval Studies from the University of British Columbia
- I have over five years of experience creating indexes covering a range of different subjects including histories, biographies, general interest/finance, political science and self-help books
- I am a current listed member of the Indexing Society of Canada (ISC)
Prior to becoming an indexer I worked in retail (primarily at a branch of Indigo Books) for several years, overlapping my time as a student at UBC and then for several years after.
I also have some experience with various fields of crafts and hobbies, including spinning wool, crochet/knitting, gardening and many others. Before the last couple of years, I used to blog about my various hobbies along with many of the books I’ve read for enjoyment at my blog, All Booked Up.
Just as important as any formal qualifications is my passion for creating a well-designed and useful index for the readers of your book.
You might be wondering why I have such a passion for indexing? I love the variety. One job will differ wildly from the next and no two books are alike. Each text has individual requirements and specifications. Each book, even if it covers the same material has a different take on the subject. I’ve discovered a true love of learning which I fill for myself while I create the best quality index I can.
Take a look at some of the other indexes I have created (sorted by date) (arranged by subject), or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through my profile on LinkedIn for more information. I’m looking forward to working with you.