Helen Iddles, BA (Hons)

Location: SHREWSBURY

Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01743 356189
Mobile: 07811 094524
Email: helen@hi-indexing.co.uk

General Experience

I have been indexing books in the arts and humanities since 2009 and have a keen interest in a broad range of subjects, particularly gardening, food and drink, children’s books, biography, sustainable living, animal husbandry/behaviour, conservation and wildlife.  I studied leisure, recreation and the environment at undergraduate level and worked as a customer service manager for many years, before qualifying as an indexer in 2009 (achieving Advanced Professional Member status in 2012).  Deadlines are always met.   I welcome long or short term projects, am available all year round and will accommodate short notice work wherever possible.

 

 

Subjects

Horticulture

I have indexed a wide range of gardening books from general guides (RHS Gardening School; Charles Dowding’s Vegetable Garden Diary; RHS Genealogy for Gardeners etc) to specialist texts (Flora Americana, Collins Fungi Guide, Plants That Kill). Any spare time is happily spent in the garden! I am particularly interested in wildlife-friendly garden design and growing edibles and cut flowers.

Food and Drink

With a passion for cooking and growing edibles, I have a plot to plate philosophy. Indexes include Cooking to Share (Alexandra Stratou), The World of Cognac (Michelle Brachet), Smoking Food at Home with Smoky Jo (Jo Hampson, Georgina Perkins).

Cookery Books

With a passion for cooking and growing edibles, I have a plot to plate philosophy. Indexes include Cooking to Share (Alexandra Stratou), The World of Cognac (Michelle Brachet), Smoking Food at Home with Smoky Jo (Jo Hampson, Georgina Perkins).

Pets

A lifelong passion for pets and animals in general has led to a strong interest in animal behaviour and how this knowledge can help humans enhance their pets’ lives. The much-loved furry/feather members of our family currently include a dog, chickens and a collection of rescue rabbits and guinea-pigs. Indexes include Fit Dog (Arden Moore), Fit Cat (Arden Moore), Wisdom for Hen Keepers (Chris Graham), The Beekeeper’s Problem Solver (J Tew) and Wisdom for Beekeepers (J Tew).

Antiques

Collector of both vintage and more recent teddy bears and would welcome an opportunity to index any related texts.

Dance

An interest in both ballet and contemporary dance.

Handicrafts

I have indexed many craft books including titles on knitting, crochet, sewing, paper marking, jewellery making, fat quarter projects, woodland crafts, woodwork etc.

Interior Design

Indexes include Mid-Century Modern at Home (D C Hillier), Scandinavian Style at Home (Allan Torp), Illuminate (Natalia Price-Cabrera).

Knitting and Crochet

I have worked on many indexes, recent titles include Cute Crocheted Animals (Emma Varna), Monster Hats (Vanessa Mooncie), Granny Squares Home (Emma Varnam), 100 Little Knitted Projects (Sarah Keen).

Photography

Titles include Drone Photography and Video Masterclass (Fergus Kennedy), Underwater Photography Masterclass (Alex Mustard), View Across the Landscape (Peter Watson), Composition in the Landscape (Peter Watson).

Agriculture

Books include Wisdom for Hen Keepers (Chris Graham), The Beekeeper’s Problem Solver (J Tew) and Wisdom for Beekeepers (J Tew).

Natural History

Indexes include titles from the Collins New Naturalist Library series (Marches, Grasshoppers and Crickets) and Collins Fungi Guide.

Early Years/Primary Education

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Secondary Education

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-History and The Past

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Related qualifications

BA (Hons)
MSocInd (Adv)


Recent indexes include

Simon Akeroyd & Ross Bayton, RHS Gardening School, Mitchell Beazley
Dr Elizabeth A. Dauncey & Dr Sonny Larsson, Plants That Kill, Princeton University Press
Jane Considine, Hooked on Books, The Training Space Ltd
Allan Torp, Scandinavian Style at Home, Thames and Hudson Ltd
D C Hillier, Mid-Century Modern at Home, Thames and Hudson Ltd

Clients Include

Ammonite Press
GMC Publications Ltd
Oxford University Press
Quarto Publishing Plc
Quid Publishing Ltd
Quiller Publishing Ltd

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

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Children's Books And Materials

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Diaries And Letters

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Tools

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