Membership Grade: Professional Member
I am a trained and chartered law librarian working for an academic legal library. I have been indexing for just over 10 years and have completed about 100 books. I enjoy the variety of work and subjects that indexing can bring and have worked for commercial publishers on traditional back-of-the-book indexes but have also indexed journals, multi-volume archive material and blog posts. Generally I focus on material in the humanities and social sciences.
I have undertaken many legal tabling assignments, usually alongside indexing the text and usually for Pearsons. As a legal librarian I understand the importance of accurate citations and references.
I am happy to undertake general legal books and legal textbooks but not advanced practitioners’ texts. I have a great deal of experience with legal history texts, minutes and diaries.
My six A levels and bachelor’s degree cover most of the social sciences so I have a broad understanding of the discipline and enjoy texts that intersect.
I have an interest in folklore and can tap into a specialist source of knowledge.
I trained as a proof-reader a few years ago to enhance my work as an indexer - it was not my intention to take on work specifically as a proof-reader. It is useful for an indexer to understand proof-reading marks, how to read methodically and carefully and the implications of formatting changes in the final stage of the production process.
Recent indexes include
Gonville and Caius College: The statutes of the founders, Boydell Press, Nov 17
Elliott & Quinn,
Criminal Law, Pearson, Mar 16
Pearsons, Florence Productions, Penguin/Random House, Honourable Society of Inner Temple.