Caroline Maxwell, MBA
Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member
I have been indexing since 2015 and have worked on a variety of books including several BTEC textbooks (management, information technology and applied science), academic books, political memoirs and biographies.
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.
MBA (Warwick University, 1998). Experience working in research and development, in particular the use of information technology at work and teleworking. Indexes include BTEC Business Student Books.
Experience working as a project manager in research and development. Indexes include BTEC Business Student Books, Working with Venues for Events, Qualitative Methods in Tourism Research.
Experience as Human Factors Consultant, specifying user requirements and evaluating usability. Indexes include a BTEC IT Level 3 student book.
PGCE (2011) and QTLS (2012). Experience working in Adult Community Learning and Further Education. Indexes include Contemporary Debates in Education Studies and textbooks on drama, event management and BTEC courses on management, IT and applied science.
Promoted lifelong learning in public libraries, mainly basic skills and family history research and taught literacy in Adult Community Learning and the local Army Garrison.
Experience teaching Literacy in Adult Community Learning, supporting many learners with specific learning difficulties, in particular dyslexia.
L5 Certificate in Teaching Literacy & ESOL (2012). Experience in teaching literacy. Indexes include Contemporary Debates in Education Studies
Experienced and qualified in teaching English to adults. Enthusiastic learner of foreign languages, currently focusing on French and German. Indexes include: Scripts of Servitude; Voice- Onstage and Off
Extensive practical experience in textile crafts, particularly embroidery and lacemaking, including both construction and design. Qualified with 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
Experienced in embroidery, lacemaking and dressmaking. Indexes include Fashion Curating
Good knowledge of modern and traditional knitting and crochet.
Experienced in embroidery, quilting and dressmaking.
Indexes include: The Left’s Jewish Problem, Summer Madness; Power and Pragmatism (Malcolm Rifkind); Taking it on the Chin (Tom Pendry)
Recent indexes include
A. Vänskä & H. Clark,
Fashion Curating, Bloomsbury, 2018
B. P. Lorente,
Scripts of Servitude, Multilingual Matters, 2018
Working with Venues for Events, Routledge, 2018
Martin Luther King in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne Bridge Publishing, 2017
E. J. Clery,
Jane Austen. The Banker’s Sister, Biteback Publishing, 2017
Special Publication Type
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)
Indexes include textbooks on drama, event management and BTEC courses on management, IT and applied science.