Caroline Maxwell, MBA

Location: COLCHESTER

Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01206751388
Mobile: 07712 648468
Email: elmindexing@outlook.com
Website: https://elmindexing.wixsite.com/website

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General Experience

I have been indexing since 2015 and have worked on a variety of books including BTEC textbooks (management, information technology and applied science) and academic books (management, education and languages).
Originally I was a librarian in the engineering industry, and followed this by working as a Human Factors Consultant, specifying the requirements for IT systems, and evaluating their usability. I moved on to teach adults basic literacy, supporting many learners with dyslexia. I have studied several languages (French, Latin, Greek and Russian) and I am now working on improving my French and German.
I have extensive practical experience in textile handicrafts, particularly embroidery, quilting and lacemaking, but also dressmaking, knitting, crochet and spinning. I also have a good knowledge of topics such as history, art, walking and sailing.

Subjects

Management

MBA (Warwick University, 1998). Experience working in research and development, in particular the use of information technology at work and the management of remote workers. Indexes include: BTEC Business Student Books, Business Model Innovation, Letters to a Young Leader, Diversity & Inclusion for Leaders.

Business

Worked as a project manager in research and development. Indexes include BTEC Business Student Books, Working with Venues for Events, Qualitative Methods in Tourism Research, Working with External Quality Standards and Awards, Teachers Guide to Pricing Matters, Superior Customer Value

Computing/It

Experience in requirements capture and analysis and user interface usability evaluation. Indexes include a BTEC IT Level 3 student book and Learning Engineering for Online Education

Education (All Areas)

PGCE (2011) and QTLS (2012). Experience working in Adult Community Learning and Further Education. Indexes include Contemporary Debates in Education Studies, Learning Engineering for Online Education, Teachers Guide to Pricing Matters and textbooks on drama, event management and BTEC courses on management, IT and applied science.

Adult Education/Lifelong Learning

Experience teaching literacy in Adult Community Learning and at the local Army Garrison. Organised lifelong learning events in public libraries, particularly basic skills and family history research.

Special Needs Education

Taught Literacy in Adult Community Learning, supporting many learners with specific learning difficulties, in particular dyslexia.

Teaching

Experience in teaching literacy and have a L5 Certificate in Teaching Literacy & ESOL (2012). Indexes include Contemporary Debates in Education Studies, Learning Engineering for Online Education

Linguistics - Applied

Experienced and qualified to teach English Literacy to adults. Enthusiastic learner of foreign languages, currently focusing on French and German and refreshing my Latin knowledge. Indexes include: Scripts of Servitude, Voice- Onstage and Off, Speaking Up, Discursive ecology of homophobia, Rejecting the marginalized status of minority languages.

Textiles

Extensive knowledge of textile crafts, particularly embroidery and lacemaking, including a diploma (Level 3) in Design and Craft – Constructed textiles (Lacemaking) (2012). Also experienced in dressmaking, quilting, knitting, crochet and spinning. Indexes include Suffolk Lace and the Lacemakers of Eye, Clothing in 17th Century provincial England

Fashion/Style

Experienced in embroidery, lacemaking and dressmaking. Indexes include Fashion Curating, Clothing in 17th Century provincial England

Knitting and Crochet

Good knowledge of modern and traditional knitting and crochet.

Sewing and Dressmaking

Practical experience of embroidery, quilting and dressmaking.

Politics

Indexes include: The Left’s Jewish Problem, Summer Madness; Power and Pragmatism (Malcolm Rifkind); Taking it on the Chin (Tom Pendry), Memory Politics in Contemporary Russia, Role theory in the Middle East & North Africa

Related qualifications

BSc Information Science (Leeds Polytechnic, 1977)


Other skills

Recent indexes include

D Tankard, Clothing in 17th Century provincial England, Bloomsbury, 2019
E L Russell, Discursive ecology of homophobia, Multilingual Matters, 2019
R B. Denhardt, Letters to a Young Leader, Routledge, 2019
J X Hu and S T Nash, Marriage and the Family: Mirror of a Diverse Global Society, Routledge, 2019
M Breen et al., Resilient reporting, Manchester University Press, 2019

Clients Include

Biteback Publishing
Multilingual Matters
Refinecatch
Routledge
Tech-Set

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

Indexes of biographies include: Jane Austen. The Banker’s Sister; The Life and Works of John Napier; The Greatest Comeback (Béla Guttmann); From Colonial Warrior to Western Front Flyer (Sydney Bywater Harris)
Indexes of memoirs include: Power and Pragmatism (Malcolm Rifkind); Taking it on the Chin (Tom Pendry)

Textbooks

Indexes include textbooks on drama, event management and BTEC courses on management, IT and applied science.

Tools

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