Janice Rayment, BSc, MSocInd(Adv)

Location: Christow, EXETER

Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01647 252875
Mobile: 07796 520820
Email: roundhouseindexing@gmail.com

Social Links

General Experience

After graduating with a Chemistry Degree, I had a successful and varied career in banking. My work gave me experience and knowledge of finance, personnel, HR development and training, business management and corporate social responsibility. The latter enabled me to develop a greater understanding of the voluntary sector and a wider appreciation of the arts.

Since leaving the financial sector I have developed my interest in horticulture through study, practical experience and employment. I have experience working as a charity trustee and as a school governor.

My other interests include all things to do with Dartmoor, the area of Devon in which I live. Although I have not touched a musical instrument since my childhood, I still get pleasure from listening to, and reading about, music. I love cooking, keep chickens, have two cats and two dogs. I am fascinated by the dogs’ behaviours and love the time spent training them.

I completed the Society of Indexers’ training programme in 2011 and was runner-up for the Betty Moys Prize, awarded annually to promising new indexers.

I was elected to the Executive Board of the Society of Indexers in 2012 and was Professional Development Director for a few months before becoming Finance Director in November 2013. In 2016 I was elected Vice-Chair in addition to continuing as Finance Director.

With the release of Adobe InDesign CC in 2013, I developed my knowledge and skills using this software. I wrote about my learning experience for The Indexer and have successfully completed a number of InDesign embedded indexes for various clients. I have also written and presented a session on the use of this software for the Society of Indexers.

I have created MS Word embedded indexes throughout my indexing career and most recently successfully trialed Index Manager software. In addition (and quite separate) to helping with the production of indexes in ebooks, this software is especially useful in allowing the indexing work to be carried out while final edits to the main text are being undertaken. I am due to lead the Society’s first workshop on this software at the 2018 conference.

Subjects

-Business, Finance and Management

Nearly 20 years in banking in various roles which included finance, securities, risk management Corporate Social Responsibility, HR/Personnel, and Training and Development. While employed I studied with the IPD.
I have worked alongside many charities while working in a major bank’s Corporate Affairs department. Since leaving banking I have worked as a volunteer with several charities.
I particularly welcome texts in:
-Business
-Charities/Voluntary Sector
-Finance
-Human Resources
-Management

-Education

I have indexed a variety of texts about education. I am interested in all areas of Education but particularly welcome texts in:
-Adult Education/Lifelong Learning
-Early Years/Primary Education
-Special Needs Education
-Study Skills
-Teaching

-Food and Nutrition

A keen interest in cookery and food writing. I have indexed books on food and agriculture. As a regular user of cookery book indexes, I have a sound appreciation of what makes a good and particularly helpful index.
I have worked in the horticulture industry and studied and Bicton College. I have indexed books on farming and agriculture.
I am interested in indexing texts in all areas:
-Cookery Books
-Food and Drink
-Gastronomy
-Home Economics
-Horticulture
-Nutrition and Food Science

Horticulture

I have worked in the horticulture industry and studied and Bicton College. I have indexed books on farming and agriculture.

Pets

Outside of indexing my big passion is for dogs and the sport of dog agility. I have kept cats and chickens for over 20 years.

Agriculture

I have indexed several books on farming and agriculture. Farming has interested me for many years when I first discovered The Archers as a student! I take a keen interest in farming, the countryside, and rural issues.
I have a science degree, have worked in the horticulture industry and studied at Bicton College.

Natural History

Living within Dartmoor National Park has increased my interest in Natural History. I would love to index more books in this area.

Land Management

Environmental Science and Land Management are both areas I am interested in indexing.

Economics

I have indexed a number of Economics books aimed at a general readership as well as several books dealing with the European Union.

Related qualifications


Other skills

Embedded Indexing
I have created embedded indexes throughout my indexing career. Initially in MS Word but nowadays also InDesign indexes. I wrote and delivered the Society's Indexing in InDesign workshop.
I have advised clients on the production of hyperlinked indexes. I have also worked with clients who have converted previous print books to Ebooks some time later.
I now use Index Manager Software for embedded indexes - I find it more efficient and, in the case of InDesign reassures the designer that their layout, frames and styles cannot be altered. I am also able to start indexing at an earlier stage in the production process since small changes to the text and design are easily accommodated.

Training In Indexing
I have delivered an indexing seminar to MA Publishing students at the University of Plymouth for several years. I am involved in embedded indexing training within the Society.

Xml
I now use Index Manager software for embedded indexing. This allows for the embedding of index terms into XML files. Please contact me at an early stage to discuss requirements.

Clients Include

Profile Books, The Stationery Office (TSO), Out of House, Directory of Social Change

Special Publication Type

Ebooks

In addition to creating embedded indexes in Adobe InDesign and MS Word files, I have advised clients on the production of hyperlinked indexes. I have also worked with clients who have converted previous print books to Ebooks some time later.
I now use Index Manager Software for embedded indexes – I find it more efficient and, in the case of InDesign reassures the designer that their layout, frames and styles cannot be altered. I am also able to start indexing at an earlier stage in the production process since small changes to the text and design are easily accommodated.

Tools

PC
SKY INDEX
INDEX MANAGER
Adobe InDesign CC with KPS plugin; Word Embed