Helen Taylor, BSc, MSc

Location: STONEHOUSE

Membership Grade: Advanced 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.

Recent indexes include field guides for birds, fish and butterflies for Motivate Books; World Health Organisation reports on antimicrobial resistance, health care and the role of hospitals; and 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 I am happy to accept work at short notice.

 

 

Subjects

Natural History

This is my main index specialism. 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.
Titles indexed include
The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, v. 27, 28
Butterflies of the UAE
Birds of Saudi Arabia
Freshwater fishes of the Arabian Peninsula
A Breed Apart, Adam Henson

Ornithology

Recently indexed
Birds of Saudi Arabia

Sciences (All Areas)

I am happy to index texts in most science subjects.
Recently indexed
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 texts in these areas.
Titles indexed
Challenges in tackling antimicrobial resistance
Person-centred health systems
The changing role of the hospital

Popular Medicine (Works Intended For Lay Readers)

I am happy to index 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 texts in this area.
Recently indexed report on genome editing for the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

Biology

I am happy to index 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 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.
Recently indexed
The Correspondence of Charles Darwin v. 27, 28

Education (All Areas)

Titles indexed
Science education: Visions of the future, Ben Akpan
The new power university, Jonathan Grant

Allied Health Professions

Titles indexed
Challenges in tackling antimicrobial resistance
Person-centred health systems
The changing role of the hospital

Cookery Books

A cookery book needs a comprehensive index.
Recently indexed
The go-to cookery book. Helen Hume

Cinema and Film

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

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.

Biochemistry

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History and Philosophy of Science

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Clinical Medicine

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Healthcare Management

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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 for the BBC.

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

Jonathan Grant, The new power university, Pearson, Jan 2021
Stephan Roman, Isle and Empires, Medina Publishing, Jan 2021
Ali Al-Baluchi, Heart and Soul , Medina Publishing, Dec 2020
Butterflies of the UAE, Motivate Books, Dec. 2020
Darwin Correspondence Project, The Correspondence of Charles Darwin Vol 27 & 28, Cambridge University Press, July 2020, July 2019
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
Ben Akpan, Science education: visions of the future, Next Generation Education, November 2019
Adam Henson, A Breed Apart, BBC Books, March 2019

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
Medina Publishing
Pearson

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

Titles indexed
Heart and soul. Memoir of Ali Al-Baluchi.
Isle and empires. Stephan Roman
Correspondence of Charles Darwin vols 27 & 28

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

Integrated science for Jamaica, Grade 8

Travel Guides

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Diaries And Letters

Vols. 27 & 28 of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin.

Audiovisual Materials

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Film And Graphics

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Tools

CINDEX