Ann Hudson, MA PGCE
Membership Grade: Fellow
I have been indexing since the 1980s and have been shortlisted three times for the Wheatley Medal for indexing. I have a Cambridge honours degree in archaeology and art history. I mainly index journals but occasionally take on book indexes in my specialist subjects if the deadlines are not too tight.
I have many years of experience in indexing archaeological monographs and periodicals. I am the regular indexer for the international journal Post-Medieval Archaeology and for the county journals Sussex Archaeological Collections and Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society.
The history of art and architecture was my final degree subject and I have indexed a wide range of books in this field, from monographs on Piero di Cosimo and Gabriel Metsu to studies of railway station and prison architecture. I am the regular indexer for the journals Vernacular Architecture and Journal of the British Archaeological Association.
I have much experience in indexing UK local history, with particular expertise on Sussex, London and Cambridgeshire.
Training In Indexing
I have taught indexing for many years, through workshops, 'live' and online, and tutorials. On behalf of the Society of Indexers I regularly run in-house courses on indexing for major publishing companies. I currently serve as Training Director on the Executive Board of the Society of Indexers.
I can offer consultancy to editors of historical records publications who are compiling their own indexes.
Recent indexes include
Julian Holder and Elizabeth McKellar (ed), Neo-Georgian architecture 1880-1970: a reappraisal, Historic England
Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology
Vernacular Architecture Group
British Archaeological Association
Museum of London Archaeology
Special Publication Type
Journal indexing forms a large part of my work, ranging from 1-volume to 25-volume indexes.