Dawn Dobbins

Location: Leighton Buzzard

Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01525 382449
Email: dawn@wordwise-indexing.co.uk

Social Links

General Experience

Through my business Wordwise Indexing, I have been offering an indexing and proofreading service to publishers since 2006. My indexing expertise allows me to tackle most subjects, but I have extensive experience in the subject areas of social policy, history, politics and current affairs.

I have been a member of the Society of Indexers since 1994, becoming an Accredited Member  in 2004. I gained Advanced Member status in 2011. I also completed the Book Indexing Postal Tutorials course in 2004.

I served as a member of the Society of Indexers Executive Board from 2013-2016 as Conference Director. I was a member of the Wyboston Lakes Conference team in 2013. I also collaborated with the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) to organize our first joint conference at York University in 2015.

Before working as an indexer, I had 20 years experience of working in business libraries and bookshop management

 

Subjects

Social Policy

Examples:
Using Theory to explore Health, Medicine and Society (Policy Press)
Child poverty, evidence and policy (Policy Press)
Social policy for welfare professionals (Policy Press)
Understanding race and ethnicity (Policy Press)
Supporting people with drug and alcohol problems (Policy Press)
The immigrant war (Policy Press)
Hearing the Voices of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers (Policy Press)
Precarious lives: migrants (Policy Press)
Preventing violence against women and girls (Policy Press)
Emotional politics of child abuse and social work (Policy Press)
The Health Debate (Policy Press)
Coalition Government and Social Policy (Policy Press)
Reconstructing retirement (Policy Press)
Food Crime (Policy Press)

Current Affairs

Examples:
On the Brink: Lloyds of London (Palgrave Macmillan)
Achieving environmental justice (Policy Press)
Cultural and economy in the Age of Social Media (Routledge)
Economyths (Icon Books)
Governance of Climate Relations (Edward Elgar)
China’s responsibility for climate change (Policy Press)
Can emerging technologies make a difference in development? (Routledge)
Agricultural Policies in US (Routledge)
Routledge – Ocean Policies (Routledge)
Philosophy and politics (Routledge)
Soft spaces in Europe (Routledge)
Animal and Human in Ancient and Modern Thought (Routledge)
Migration 2ed (Routledge)
Sustainable Development Principles (Routledge)
Feminist Philosophy (Routledge)
Routledge Handbook – Contemporary Pakistan (Routledge)
Project Sunshine (Icon Books)

Asia

Risk and Securitization in Japan (Routledge)
A Brief History of the Samurai (Constable & Robinson)
Routledge Handbook of Biotechnology in SE Asia
The Britannica Guide to India (Constable & Robinson)
Anthology of Chinese Discourse (Routledge)
Shidehara Kijuro and his time (JPIC)
Education for Sustainability in Japan (Routledge)
Re-thinking Sino-Japanese Alienation (OUP)
China’s responsibility for climate change (Policy Press)

Religious History

Examples:
The Britannica Guide to The Islamic World (Constable & Robinson)
The Forgotten Gospels (Constable & Robinson)
Qu’ran in Christian-Muslim Dialogue (Routledge)
History, Archaeology and the Bible (Routledge)
Biblical Interpretations (Routledge)
Juvencus’ Four Book of the Gospels (Routledge)
Biblical portraits of exile (Routledge)
Judaism (Routledge)

Sciences (All Areas)

Examples:
The Britannica Guide to the Brain (Constable & Robinson)
The Britannica Guide to 100 Influential Scientists (Constable & Robinson)
Stargazer (Constable & Robinson)
Routledge Handbook of Biotechnology in SE Asia
Essays in Life Sciences (Cambridge Scholars)

Politics

Examples:
Disputing citizenship (Policy Press)
Money and Electoral Policies (Policy Press)
Radical Left Parties in Europe (Routledge)
New Directions in the American Presidency Thinking about Congress (Routledge)
Rethinking power (Routledge)
Screening Protest (Routledge)

Self-Help

Examples:
Overcoming Series (Constable & Robinson):-
Health Anxiety
Anger and Irritability
Shyness and Social Anxiety
Depression
Anxiety
Health Anxiety
Anorexia
Perfectionism

Boost Your Confidence (Constable & Robinson)

Information Management

Examples:
Exploring digital libraries (Facet Publishing)

Personal experience: I worked in various business and academic libraries in London whilst studying for my degree in Library and Information Studies. I worked for 8 years as a Senior Information Officer at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

TravelTourism

Examples:
Guide to Nord-Pas de Calais (Bradt Guides)
The Britannica Guide to India (Constable & Robinson)

Life Skills

Examples:
Correct Form (Debretts)
Guide for the Modern Gentleman (Debretts)

-History and The Past

Examples:
The Britannica Guide to 100 Influential Americans (Constable & Robinson)
A Brief History of the Knights Templar (Constable & Robinson)
A Brief History of the Samurai (Constable & Robinson)
Doing history (Routledge)
Transition to Democracy in Hungary (Routledge)
Viking Transformations (Routledge)
Security in Roman Times (Routledge)
The Swahili World (Routledge)

Personal interest – I am a member of the Leighton Buzzard and District Archaeological and Historical Society (LBDAHS). I am currently indexing the Society’s annual ‘Transactions’. I am also working on a transcription of the Victorian school logs for Linslade National School

Education (All Areas)

Examples:
Providing a Sure Start (Policy Press)
Lifelong learning in Europe (Policy Press)
A short guide to working with children and young people (Policy Press)
Storytelling and Imagination (Routledge)
Planning Appropriate Curriculum for Early Years (Routledge)
Academic Bildung in Net-based Higher Education (Routledge)
Educational Psychology (Routledge)
Education for Sustainability in Japan (Routledge)

Business

Examples:
Risk and Securitization in Japan (Routledge)
Commodity Risk Management (Routledge)
Corporate Governance (Cambridge University Press)
Segmentation, revenue management and pricing analytics (Taylor & Francis)
What is Neoclassical Economics (Routledge)
Routledge Companion to Geography of Int. Business

Related qualifications

BA ( Hons) Library and Information Studies
BIPT


Other skills

Proofreading
People of Today (Debretts)
Correct Form (Debretts)
Guide for the Modern Gentleman (Debretts)
Childcare markets (Policy Press)

Recent indexes include

Oliver Heal, Louis Coatalen: Engineering Impresario of Humber,
Sunbeam, Talbot and Darracq
(History/Biography), Unicorn Publishing Group, March 2020
Pier Luigi Luisi, Essays on Life
Sciences,
with Related Science
Fiction Stories
(Science), Cambridge Scholars, January 2020
Barry Buzan and Evelyn Goh, Rethinking Sino-
Japanese Alienation:
History Problems and Historical
Opportunities
(History/Politics/Current Affairs), Oxford University Press , January 2020
Edited by Kumudini Samuel, Claire Slatter and Vagisha Gunasekara, Political economy of conflict and violence against women: cases from the South (Current Affairs/Asia/Womens’ Studies), Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) (Fiji), November 2019
David Howell, Look Where
We’re Going:
Escaping the Prism
of Past Politics
(Political memoirs), Unicorn Publishing Group, September 2019
Okazaki Hisahiko, Shidehara Kijuro and his Time (Political biography/history), Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture (JPIC) , 2020

Clients Include

Unicorn Publishing
Oxford University Press
Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture (JPIC)
ZED Books
Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) (Fiji)
Policy Press (University of Bristol)
Cambridge University Press
Constable & Robinson
Icon Books
Debretts
New Holland
Swales & Willis (Taylor & Francis/Routledge)
Edward Elgar
Palgrave MacMillan
Facet Publishing

Special Publication Type

Newspapers And Magazines

BUSINESS DATABASE PRODUCTIONS (BDP)
For 15 years I indexed, edited and proofread articles in major trade and industry journals for entry into online commercial databases. The work involved using US SIC codes and in-house subject headings.

LEIGHTON BUZZARD AND DISTRICT ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY (LBDAHS)
I am currently creating a cumulative index (2007-2019) for the Society’s annual ‘Transactions’ publication.

Archival Materials

BLETCHLEY PARK
I was involved with the digitization project in the archives, cataloguing and indexing decoded and intercepted messages and ‘The Index’.

LEIGHTON BUZZARD AND DISTRICT ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY (LBDAHS)
I am currently involved in a group project to transcribe the Victorian school logs of the Linslade National Middle School. Once transcription is complete, I will create an index.

Biographies/ Autobiographies

Shidehara Kijuro and his time (JPIC)
Louis Coatalen (Unicorn Publishing)
Images of Australian Enlightenment (Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie) (Unicorn Publishing)
Look Where We’re Going (memoirs of David Howell MP) (Unicorn Publishing)

Tools

PC
MACREX