Catherine Hookway

Location: RUISLIP

Membership Grade: Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01895 637905

General Experience

Indexer since 1998. Experience of indexing for general and academic level readership. Philosophy degree, postgraduate qualification in librarianship/information management, RHS horticulture qualification.



Experience of indexing practical gardening, garden history, garden design, landscape architecture. Recent indexes include Place-Making: The Art of Capability Brown (Phibbs). RHS qualified professional gardener, working part time in the garden of a historic house. Allotmenteer interested in growing food, sustainability, wildlife gardening.

Landscape Architecture

Several indexes completed including Place-Making (Phipps), Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability (Zeunert).


I run regularly and read a lot about running.

Philosophy (All Areas)

Philosophy graduate with nearly 20 years’ experience of indexing all areas of philosophy, mostly for an academic-level readership.


Philosophy graduate, very experienced in indexing philosophy, ethics is a particular interest.

-Wellbeing, Self-Help and Personal Development

Recent indexes include How to Be Human and A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled (both by Ruby Wax) and In Your Prime: Older, Wiser, Happier (India Knight)


Recent indexes include How to be Human (Ruby Wax)

English Literature

Recent indexes include Antonia White and Manic-Depressive Illness (Moran)

Clients Include

Edinburgh University Press, Penguin, Frances Lincoln

Special Publication Type

Diaries And Letters

Recent indexes include The Diaries of Katherine Mansfield (Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Katherine Mansfield, Volume 4)

Biographies/ Autobiographies

I have indexed a wide range of biographies and autobiographies, most recent subjects include Steven Gerrard and Antonia White.