East Anglia

The East Anglia Group usually meets three times a year. Our meetings are informal and friendly occasions, offering a useful opportunity to meet fellow indexers of all levels of experience for social contact and professional support. New and non-members are always welcomed with open arms.

The East Anglia Group runs a discussion forum that is open to members of the Society.

Further information

For further information, please contact the group leader: 

Forthcoming meetings

Information will be posted here once the lockdown restrictions have been lifted. No specific venues have been agreed but there is a choice of places to visit within the region. In the meantime, check the East Anglian forum for updates and with any ideas or questions, or if you have any inspired ideas for visits to companies or events. One suggestion for a future meeting is to look at setting up in business as an indexer. If anyone has  any other ideas, please let Carol Maxwell know.

Previous meetings

Thursday 25 June 2020 at 4.30 p.m. – virtual meeting via Zoom

Friday 24 January 2020 at 12 p.m. – Côte Brasserie, 29 Exchange Street, Norwich NR2 1DP (tel: 01603 611440)

This was a purely social lunctime event, devoted to catching up on individuals’ news and discussing what is happening in the world of indexing. There were seven of us in total, including a guest from the SfEP, Paul Beverley, who was able to share his extensive knowledge of Word macros and how they can boost productivity. In particular, word analysis macros may be useful to indexers as well as proofreaders and editors.

Monday 28 October 2019 at 12 p.m. – Browns, 23 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA


14 May 2019 at 11.30 a.m. – Diss Publishing Bookshop Cafe, Mere Street, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4AH

Discussion on marketing, followed by lunch.

Wednesday 27 February 2019 at 12p.m. – Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ

Lunchtime social event and indexing discussion.

Thursday 30 November 2018 at 12p.m. – Browns, 23 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA

Lunchtime meeting focusing on working from home.

Wednesday 13 June 2018 The Angel, 3 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LT

A social meeting over lunch.

Thursday 22 February 2018 at 12 noon – Wine Vaults,  2A Blyburgate, Beccles, NR34 9TA; tel: 01502 713382

This meeting was only attended by a small group but it was pleasure to catch up with everyone’s news.  The venue proved a great success and we will be meeting there again. Everyone brought along at least one index for the group to discuss. The books covered topics which reflected the different interests of the people there: fans, local history and works in translation. We considered the difficulties of indexing at an appropriate level of detail for the type of book or as required by the author or the editor.