How To Index Your Book (And Why I'll Never Do It Again)
Why hire a professional indexer?
A professional indexer
can greatly augment the value of a work by providing a clear and concise roadmap for the reader to follow. By allowing for
quick access to information, a good index saves the reader time and effort locating the desired information. A good index
can make the difference between a well-loved and heavily used reference material and an anonymous book in a dusty pile on
the floor. A good index can be a deciding factor when a consumer or acquisitions professional is choosing which books to add
to their collection.
can't the author create the index?
the time a book reaches the indexing stage of production, the author has seen it so many times that the content becomes invisible.
A professional indexer offers a fresh set of eyes that the author lacks at this point. A professional indexer also brings
a sense of objectivity to the indexing process.
Because you get what you paid for.
I do all of my own work. I rarely subcontract any of my projects. If you hire me, you get me. I do in fact read the book I'm
working on, and the indexes I create reflect this.
My base rate varies from $3.50-$8 per page, depending upon many factors. Please call me to discuss your project.