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 journals Vernacular Architecture and Journal of the British Archaeological Association 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
Vernacular Architecture Group
British Archaeological Association
Sussex Archaeological Society
Cambridge Antiquarian Society
Wealden Iron Research Group
Special Publication Type
Journal indexing forms a large part of my work, ranging from 1-volume to 25-volume indexes.