My qualifications to work as an indexer are as follows:
- I have completed the University of Berkley Indexing Theory and Application Course
- I have a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Classical Studies and minoring in Medieval Studies from the University of British Columbia
- Some 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)
I also have some experience with various fields of crafts and hobbies, including spinning wool, crochet/knitting, drawing/painting, gardening and many others. I have been known 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 you and your readers.
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 one 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.