Helen Taylor, BSc, MSc

Location: STONEHOUSE

Membership Grade: Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01453860968
Email: Helenjt05@gmail.com

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General Experience

My main indexing specialisms are natural history, biological sciences and medicine; however I am happy to consider works aimed at a general readership in most subjects.  I have recently completed the indexes to vols. 27 & 28 of  The Correspondence of Charles Darwin which was a fascinating project to undertake.

I currently update the author, title and subject by category indexes for The Indexer, the journal of the Society of Indexers.

In my previous career I indexed and catalogued material for the BBC’s Natural History Unit as well as maintaining and helping to develop their in-house taxonomy.

I was the joint winner of the Society of Indexers’ Betty Moys Prize for the best newly accredited indexer in 2018.

I am available for indexing projects all year round and at short notice.

 

 

Subjects

Natural History

This is my main index specialism. Recently completed indexes include vols. 27 & 28 of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Birds of Saudi Arabia, Freshwater fishes of the Arabian Peninsula, A Breed Apart, Adam Henson. I have had many years experience of analysing natural history material during the course of my previous career, and it is one of my main interests.

Ornithology

I recently indexed a field guide for Motivate Books, Birds of Saudi Arabia.

Sciences (All Areas)

I am happy to index non specialist texts in most science subjects.
Recent indexes include Science education: Visions of the future, Ben Akpan.

Medicine and Health (All Areas)

I have a degree in Physiology and Biochemistry and am happy to index non specialist texts in these areas. I have recently indexed World Health Organisation reports on antimicrobial resistance, person-centred health care and the changing role of the hospital.

Popular Medicine (Works Intended For Lay Readers)

I am happy to index non specialist texts about medicine and health care.

Medical Writing

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Biochemistry

I have a degree in Physiology and Biochemistry and am happy to index non specialist texts in this area. I have recently indexed a report on genome editing for the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

Biology

I am happy to index non specialist texts in the biological sciences.

Zoology

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Environmental Science

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Ecology

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Anatomy and Physiology

I have a degree in Physiology and Biochemistry and am happy to index non specialist texts in this area.

Chemistry

A level.

Physics

A level.

Geography - Physical

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Earth Sciences

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History and Philosophy Of Science

I have a background in sciences and a personal interest in the history of science. I have recently completed the indexes for Vols. 27 & 28 of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin.

Cinema and Film

Personal interest in cinema, especially science fiction and fantasy films.

Cookery Books

I am often frustrated by the lack of a good index in cookery books, so I would enjoy the chance to index some.

Tennis

I am a keen tennis fan, and I would welcome the chance to index books about the sport or its players.

Parenting

I have two children and would be happy to index parenting books. I have particular experience of adoption.

Broadcasting

I worked for the BBC for many years and would be happy to index works about the broadcasting industry.

Walking

I enjoy walking and would be happy to index walking and countryside guide books.

TravelTourism

Personal interest. I would be happy to index travel guides.

London

I lived in London for many years.

England

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Biochemistry

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History and Philosophy of Science

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Related qualifications

MSc Information Science, City University
BSc (Hons) Physiology & Biochemistry, University of Reading


Other skills

Cataloguing And Classification
28 years experience cataloguing and classifying natural history material.

Taxonomic Indexing
I helped to develop and maintain the taxonomy used to classify BBC natural history material.

Thesaurus Construction
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Recent indexes include

Darwin Correspondence Project, The Correspondence of Charles Darwin Vol 28, Cambridge University Press, July 2020
Jorg Freyhof et al, Freshwater fishes of the Arabian Peninsula, Motivate Books, Feb. 2020
Birds of Saudi Arabia, Motivate Books, March 2020
The changing role of the hospital, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies , February 2020
Person-centred health systems, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, January 2020
Challenges in tackling antimicrobial resistance, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, December 2019
Ben Akpan, Science education: visions of the future, Next Generation Education, November 2019
Darwin Correspondence Project, The Correspondence of Charles Darwin Vol. 27, Cambridge University Press, July 2019
Adam Henson, A Breed Apart, BBC Books, March 2019
Genome editing and human reproduction, Nuffield Council on Bioethics, July 2018

Clients Include

Directory of Social Change
Macmillan Education / Springer Nature
Nuffield Council on Bioethics
BBC Books / Penguin Random House
Cambridge University Press
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Motivate Books

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

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Children's Books And Materials

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Fiction

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School Books

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Study Guides

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Textbooks

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Travel Guides

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Diaries And Letters

I have recently completed the indexes to Vols. 27 & 28 of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin.

Audiovisual Materials

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Film And Graphics

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Tools

CINDEX