Caroline Jones, BSc

Location: Port Talbot

Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01639412339
Fax: 01639412339
Email: caroline@ospreyindexing.co.uk
Website: www.ospreyindexing.co.uk

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General Experience

I have been an accredited indexer since 2007 when I completed the Society of Indexers’ training course in indexing. As a firm believer in Continuing Professional Development, I attend workshops and read specialist journals to keep both my indexing skills and subject knowledge up to date.

I had the great good fortune to be born and raised on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. I grew up exploring the salt marshes, ponds, ocean, scrub woodlands and dunes of my home environment. From an early age, I was interested in the plant and animal life around me, and I was lucky enough to live in a place full of opportunities to nurture that interest.

Since moving to the United Kingdom in 2000, I have continued to learn about the world around me. I am a member of several organizations which are devoted to learning about and protecting our natural heritage. My great interests are natural history and ecology, and I am, once again, fortunate enough to live in an area that abounds in wild flora and fauna.

Much of my working life has been in libraries, both in the United States and in the United Kingdom. This has given me many opportunities to learn how different people go about seeking information. One library I worked at was a public one, and I spent much time there working with children and seeing how they search for information when doing projects and essays for school. The other two libraries I’ve worked at were academic ones, so I had the chance to see how university students and researchers look for information. I believe this knowledge of how people of different ages, different interests, different goals and different capabilities seek information has helped me be a better indexer. If I know who the author’s target audience is, I can create the index with that audience in mind.

In between library posts, I completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Colorado State University. My subject there was Animal Sciences. My degree work in Colorado gave me a firm footing in biology and animal husbandry. I went on to become supervisory biological research technician in an entomological laboratory with the United States Department of Agriculture. The post enabled me to increase my knowledge of biology and natural history, both in the laboratory and in the field. In reading reports on the work we did, I was also able to see how and where the information we provided was included in a text. From an indexing point of view, this gives me an edge on knowing what information a researcher might want to retrieve from a scholarly text and how to make that job easier for him or her.

Because of my background and experience, I specialize in indexes for books and periodicals concerned with natural history, ecology and biology. I do have a great many other interests though, and am happy to consider texts in many other fields.  Please see subject specialisms below.

Subjects

Natural History

BSc degree in Animal Science. Ten years as supervisor in entomology lab with US Department of Agriculture.
Some titles indexed:
Field Guide to the Biodiversity of Dhahran (Saudi Aramco)
RSPB Guide to Gardening for Wildlife (Thomas)
Antelope Conservation (Bro-Jorgensen and Mallon, eds.)
Amphibian Survey and Monitoring Handbook (Wilkinson)
Social Calls of the Bats of Britain and Ireland (Middleton, Froud, French)

Biology

BSc degree in Animal Science. Ten years as supervisor in entomology lab with US Department of Agriculture.
Some titles indexed:
Saltmarsh (Chatters)
Field Guide to the Biodiversity of Dharan (Saudi Aramco)
RSPB Guide to Gardening for Wildlife (Thomas)
Protein Moonlighting in Biology and Medicine (Henderson, Fares, Martin)
How the Body Works (DK)

Ecology

BSc degree in Animal Science. Ten years as supervisor in entomology lab with US Department of Agriculture.
Some titles indexed:
Saltmarsh (Chatters)
Agriculture, Environment and Development (Ioris, ed.)
RSPB Guide to Gardening for Wildlife (Thomas)
State of the Apes (Arcus Foundation)
Environmental Crime and Its Victims (Spapens et al, eds.)

Zoology

BSc degree in Animal Science. Ten years as supervisor in entomology lab with US Department of Agriculture.
Some titles indexed:
Antelope Conservation (Bro-Jorgensen and Mallon, eds.)
Amphibian Biology IV (Heatwole and Wilkinson, eds.)
Amphibians and Reptiles (Beebee)
Origin and Spread of Domestic Animals (UCL)

Entomology

BSc degree in Animal Science. Ten years as supervisor in entomology lab with US Department of Agriculture.
Some titles indexed:
Ladybirds (Roy et al)
Insect Outbreaks Revisited (Barbosa, ed.)
Biodiversity and Insect Pests (Gurr, Wratten, Snyder eds.)
Bumblebees (Prys-Jones and Corbet)

Environmental Science

BSc degree in Animal Science. Ten years as supervisor in entomology lab with US Department of Agriculture.
Some titles indexed:
Saltmarsh (Chatters)
Agriculture, Environment and Development (Ioris, ed.)
Urban Poverty and Climate Change (Roy et al, eds.)
State of the Apes (Arcus Foundation)
Environmental Crime and Its Victims (Spapens, White, Kluin, eds.)

Agriculture

BSc degree in Animal Science. Ten years as supervisor in entomology lab with US Department of Agriculture.
Some titles indexed:
Biodiversity and Insect Pests (Gurr et al, eds.)
Humble by Nature (Humble)
Origin and Spread of Domestic Animals (UCL)
Archaeology of Hill Farming on Exmoor (Hegarty and Wilson-North)
Agriculture, Environment and Development (Ioris, ed.)

Christianity

Some titles indexed:
Art and Religious Reform in Early Modern Europe (Heal and Koerner, eds.)
Chapels of England (Wakeling)
Martin Luther (Stanford)
Mariner (Guite)
The Great Spiritual Migration (McLaren)
Inventing the Universe (McGrath)

Mental Health

Some titles indexed:
Thinking Out Loud (Ferdinand)
The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (Abranowitz, McKay, Storch, eds.)
A Beginner’s Guide to Losing Your Mind (Reynolds)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder & Conduct Disorder in Childhood (Matthys and Lochman)
The International Handbook of Suicide Prevention (O’Connor and Pirkis, eds.)

Current Affairs

Some titles indexed:
WTF (Peston)
Unleashing Demons (Oliver)
Crash, Bang, Wallop (Martine)
Parliament Ltd (Williams)

Social Sciences (All Areas)

Some titles indexed:
Dispersal (Davis, Davies, Rapp)
Practicing Social Science (Kalekin-Fishman)
Language and Migration in a Multilingual Metropolis (Stevenson)
Urban Poverty and Climate Change (Roy et al, eds.)
Migration across Boundaries (Nair and Bloom, eds.)

History (All Areas)

Some titles indexed:
Art and Religious Reform in Early Modern Europe (Heal and Koerner, eds.)
The Great Barn of 1425-7 at Harmondsworth (Impey)
Martin Luther (Stanford)
Technology in the Country House (Palmer and West)
The Slave Ship, Memory and the Origin of Modernity (Hudson)

European Union

Some titles indexed:
European Union and New Regionalism (Telo, ed.)
The European Union and Japan (Bacon et al, eds.)
Consumer Debt and Social Exclusion in Europe (Micklitz and Domurath, eds.)
China and the EU in Africa (Men and Barton, eds.)
Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading (Skjaerseth and Eikeland, eds.)

Development Studies

Some titles indexed:
Agriculture, Environment and Development (Ioris, ed.)
An Integral Approach to Developmental Economics (Oshodi)

Cultural Studies

Some titles indexed:
Eastern Horizons (Wood)
Language and Migration in a Multilingual Metropolis (Stevenson)
Culture and Propaganda (Graham)
Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritage (Innocenti)
Contemporary Japan (Kingston)

Cookery Books

Some titles indexed:
Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape (D’Acampo)
Cook. Eat. Love. (Cotton)
Go Lean Vegan (Bailey)

English Literature

Some titles indexed:
Shakespeare’s Theater (Dutton)
A History of Eighteenth-Century British Literature (Richetti)
Mariner (Guite)

Literature and Poetry In English

Some titles indexed:
Shakespeare’s Theater (Dutton)
A History of Eighteenth-Century British Literature (Richetti)
Mariner (Guite)

Mythology/Folklore

Some titles indexed:
Japanese Singers of Tales (Tokita)
Islamic Myths and Memories (Weismann et al, eds.)
Improvisation and Composition in Balinese Gender Wayang (Gray)

Architecture

Some titles indexed:
Chapels of England (Wakeling)
The Great Barn of 1425-7 at Harmondsworth (Impey)
A Companion to Greek Architecture (Miles,ed.)
The Country House (Stobart and Hann, eds.)
Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture (Hartoonian, ed.)

Related qualifications

Bachelor of Science


Recent indexes include

Sir Elton John, Me, Elton John, PanMacmillan, 2019
Andrew May, Astrobiology, Icon Books, 2019
Angela Cassidy, Vermin, Victims and Disease, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Rebecca Nason, Birds of Greece, Bloomsbury, 2019
Jon Hoyle, Hidden Landscapes in the Forest of Dean, Historic England, 2019
John Barnatt, Reading the Peak District Landscape, Historic England, 2019
Paul Murdin, The Secret Lives of Planets, Hodder & Stoughton, 2019

Clients Include

Bloomsbury
Hodder & Stoughton
Icon Books
PanMacmillan
Transworld
Wiley-Blackwell

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

Some titles indexed:
Me:Elton John (John)
The Song of Simon de Montfort (Ambler)
Daughters of Chivalry (Wilson-Lee)
Queen Victoria (Worsley)
Prince Harry (Junor)

Tools

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