Bridget Houlton

Location: Oxfordshire

Membership Grade: Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01295271341

General Experience

I specialise in indexing humanities subjects, including English literature, history, art history, visual arts and classical studies. I am also happy to index a broad range of subjects aimed at a general readership.

Before becoming a professional indexer I worked as a library cataloguer at the British Museum and at the University of London, cataloguing subjects including art history, literature, social history, ancient history and archaeology. I have a BA in English and an MA in Librarianship.

I am available for indexing work throughout the year, often at short notice.


English Literature

First degree in English.

Art History

Experience of working with art history texts across a wide range of historical periods.

History (All Areas)

Including ancient history, social history and local history.

Classical Studies

Experience of working with texts relating to ancient Greece and Rome. A Level qualifications in Latin and Ancient Greek.


I have experience of indexing material relating to the heritage sector and have an ongoing interest in this area.

English (Works About)

Experience of indexing general readership material about the English language. Interested in the history of the English language and in English usage.

Information Management

I have a postgraduate degree in Librarianship and a background in information management.

Art and Design

Personal interest particularly in drawing and printmaking.

Drawing and Painting

Personal interest.


Gardening is a personal interest. Familiar with botanical Latin.


Personal interest.

Related qualifications

BA (Hons) English (University of Cambridge)
MA Librarianship (University of Sheffield)

Other skills

Cataloguing And Classification
20 years of experience as a library cataloguer, using MARC and a variety of classification schemes.

I have completed CIEP courses Proofreading 1 and Proofreading 2.

Special Publication Type