Melanie Gee

Location: SHEFFIELD

Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 07719 664518
Mobile: 07719 664518
Email: melanie@wordsandindexes.co.uk
Website: www.wordsandindexes.co.uk

General Experience

I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society of Indexers (SI) and coordinator for its Yorkshire group, organising and running professional development activities for other indexers. I have been a qualified indexer since 2013, when I was the joint winner of the SI Betty Moys Award for the most promising newly accredited indexer.

I take pride in producing high-quality indexes that are sensitive to the needs of my clients and the reader. I am professional but personable, and used to accommodating short-notice work and shifting schedules.  I am available throughout the year. Most of my work is commissioned by editors and project managers, but I am always delighted to hear from authors. I am happy to produce embedded indexes in Word or InDesign.

I have a BA (Hons) in Physics (Oxford University) and an MSc in Information Management (Sheffield University). Before starting my indexing business, I was a patent examiner for several years, a role which involved working with complex technical/legal documents in fields including printing technology, biometrics, and computer software.  I also worked for several years as an information scientist/researcher in a university research centre. In this role I taught and supervised postgraduate and doctoral students (I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy), and undertook  literature reviews and qualitative research in the field of health and wellbeing. See my website for my publications.

In addition to my specialist subject areas  of  the physical sciences, information management/librarianship, and health and wellbeing,  I have an interest in natural history (I have a Certificate in Environmental Conservation, and have worked for a local wildlife trust and biological records centres),  music (I have an ALCM diploma in pianoforte, and am currently learning the bass guitar), and gardening (no qualifications, just a modest garden to potter in). I would therefore welcome commissions in any of these fields. I  am comfortable indexing multi-authored scholarly works aimed at the academic audience, textbooks and manuals, or books aimed at a more general readership level or at children/teenagers (including fields other than those specifically indicated above).

 

Subjects

Allied Health Professions

I have worked as an academic in a university research centre, undertaking and publishing literature reviews and qualitative research in collaboration with occupational therapists, radiographers, midwives, speech therapists, and physiotherapists. (See my website for my publications.) I have also supervised a physiotherapy doctoral student. As such, I am happy to take on commissions in this field for readers up to postgraduate level.
Books indexed on AHPs:
EDWARDS, D. & BEST, S. (eds.) The textbook of health and social care. Sage.
LARSSON, M. & PRICE, J. (eds.) Breastfeeding and breast milk feeding. Thieme.
CLARKE, C. & DUX, A. Chest X-rays for medical students. 2nd ed. Wiley Blackwell.

Nursing

I have worked as an academic in a university research centre, undertaking and publishing literature reviews and qualitative research in collaboration with nurses (adult and mental health). (See my website for my publications.) As such, I am happy to take on commissions in this field for readers up to postgraduate level.
Books indexed on nursing:
EDWARDS, D. & BEST, S. (eds.) The textbook of health and social care. Sage.
WILSON, J. Working with bereavement : a practical guide. Palgrave Macmillan.

Occupational Health

I have worked as an academic in a university research centre, undertaking and publishing literature reviews and qualitative research in collaboration with occupational therapists. (See my website for my publications.) As such, I am happy to take on commissions in this field for readers up to postgraduate level.
Books indexed on occupational health:
SEATON, A.(ed) Science with purpose: fifty years of the Institute of Occupational Medicine. Matador.

Public/Consumer Health

I have worked as an academic in a university research centre, undertaking and publishing literature reviews and qualitative research in collaboration with public health colleagues. I have also taught on a MSc in a Public Health research methods module. (See my website for my publications.) As such, I am happy to take on commissions in this field for readers up to postgraduate level.
Books indexed on public/consumer health:
SEATON, A.(ed) Science with purpose: fifty years of the Institute of Occupational Medicine. Matador.
McCLEAN, S., BRAY, I., De VIGGIANI, N., BIRD, E. & PILKINGTON, P., Research methods for public health. Sage.
MOLLOY, C. Rhetorical ethos in health and medicine: patient credibility, stigma, and misdiagnosis. Routledge.
ANDERSON, D.S. Leadership in drug and alcohol abuse prevention: insights from long-term advocates. Routledge.
SCHONE, H.Q. Contested illness in context. Routledge.
LARSSON, M. & PRICE, J. (eds.) Breastfeeding and breast milk feeding. Thieme.
BURT, M. A history of the roles and responsibilities of social workers: from the Poor Laws to the present day. Routledge.

Psychiatry/Psychology

I have worked as an academic in a university research centre, undertaking and publishing literature reviews and qualitative research in collaboration with psychologists, psychiatrists, and mental health practitioners. (See my website for my publications.) I have also supervised a psychology doctoral student. As such, I am happy to take on commissions in this field for readers up to postgraduate level.
Books indexed on psychiatry/psychology:
NEENAN, M. & DRYDEN, W. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: 100 key points and techniques (3rd ed.) Routledge.
OLSON, S. Images of the dead in grief dreams: a Jungian view of mourning. Routledge.
FONTENELLE, L. & YUCEL, M. (eds) A transdiagnostic approach to obsessions, compulsions and related phenomena. Cambridge University Press.
WANG, Q. & GULGOZ, S. (eds) Remembering and forgetting early childhood. Routledge.
LESLIE, I. Conflicted: why arguments are tearing us apart and how they can bring us together. Faber & Faber.
SHUBS, D. Traumatic experiences of normal development: an intersubjective, object relations listening perspective on self, attachment, trauma, and reality. Routledge.
DUNLOSKY, J. & RAWSON, K.A. (eds) The Cambridge handbook of cognition and education. Cambridge University Press.
BURNETT, D. Why your parents are driving you up the wall and what to do about it. Penguin Books.
HALL, P. Sex addiction: a guide for couples and those who help them. Routledge.
DICKINSON, J.J, COMPO, N.S., CAROL, R.N., SCHWARTZ, B.L. and McCAULEY, M. (eds) Evidence-based investigative interviewing: applying cognitive principles. Routledge.
CICOGNANI, E. & MOTTI-STEFANIDI, F. (eds) Youth citizenship and the European Union. Routledge.
BAGHURST, T. (ed) Coaching for sports performance. Routledge.

Popular Medicine (Works Intended For Lay Readers)

I have worked as an academic in a university research centre, undertaking and publishing literature reviews and qualitative research across the spectrum of health (physical and mental) and wellbeing.(See my website for my publications.) However in addition to ‘scholarly’ books in these fields I also welcome commissions for works intended for lay readers, and ensure my indexes are tailored to this readership.

Mental Health

I have worked as an academic in a university research centre, undertaking and publishing literature reviews and qualitative research in collaboration with mental health practitioners. (See my website for my publications.) I am also personally interested in how our day-to-day behaviours and habits (e.g. exercise) can impact our personal wellbeing. As such, I am happy to take on commissions in this field for readers from a lay audience, up to postgraduate level.
Books indexed on mental health:
HODKINSON, P. & DAS, R. New fathers, mental health and digital communication. Palgrave Macmillan.
NEENAN, M. & DRYDEN, W. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: 100 key points and techniques (3rd ed.) Routledge.
FONTENELLE,L. & YUCEL, M. (eds) A transdiagnostic approach to obsessions, compulsions and related phenomena. Cambridge University Press.
MOLLOY, C. Rhetorical ethos in health and medicine: patient credibility, stigma, and misdiagnosis. Routledge.
ANDERSON, D.S. Leadership in drug and alcohol abuse prevention: insights from long-term advocates. Routledge.
HALL, P. Sex addiction: a guide for couples and those who help them. Routledge.
SCHONE, H.Q. Contested illness in context. Routledge.
EDWARDS, D. & BEST, S. (eds.) The textbook of health and social care. Sage.

Self-Help

I have worked as an academic in a university research centre, undertaking and publishing literature reviews and qualitative research across the spectrum of health (physical and mental) and wellbeing.(See my website for my publications.) I am personally interested in how our day-to-day behaviours and habits can impact our physical and mental health and wellbeing, and at various times in my life have turned to self-help books myself – not least parenting books! As such, I am happy to take on commissions in this field, and I ensure my indexes are tailored for this more general readership.
Books indexed on self-help:
HALL, P. Sex addiction: a guide for couples and those who help them. Routledge.
BURNETT, D. Why your parents are driving you up the wall and what to do about it. Penguin Books.
OLSON, S. Images of the dead in grief dreams: a Jungian view of mourning. Routledge.

Wellbeing

I have worked as an academic in a university research centre, undertaking and publishing literature reviews and qualitative research across the spectrum of health (physical and mental) and wellbeing.(See my website for my publications.) I am personally interested in how our day-to-day behaviours and habits can impact our physical and mental health and wellbeing. As such, I am happy to take on commissions in this field, and I ensure my indexes are tailored for this more general readership.
Books indexed on wellbeing:
HODKINSON, P. & DAS, R. New fathers, mental health and digital communication. Palgrave Macmillan.
GREEN, J., HOSKIN, R.A., MAYO, C. & MILLER, s.j. Navigating trans*+ and complex gender identities. Bloomsbury Academic.

Music

I play the piano and have an ALCM Diploma, and am learning to play the bass guitar. I welcome works on music, composers, music theory, and music history, aimed at general readership/up to approximately ‘A’ level standard.
Books indexed on music:
JONES, D., Sweet Dreams: the story of the New Romantics. Faber & Faber.
FELDMAN, E. & CONTZIUS, A., Instrumental music education: teaching with the musical and practical in harmony. 3rd ed. Routledge.
KING, Richard, The Lark Ascending: the music of the British landscape. Faber & Faber.
BATTIER, Marc. & FIELDS, Kenneth. (eds), Electroacoustic music in East Asia. Routledge.

Astronomy

My interest in astronomy and cosmology has been piqued by several visits to the Kielder Observatory. I welcome works on astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology, including the history of these subjects, aimed at a general readership.
Books indexed on astronomy and cosmology:
CLARK, Stuart. Beneath the night: how the stars have shaped the history of humankind. Guardian Faber.
MARAN, Stephen P. & Marschall, Laurance A. Galileo’s new universe: the revolution in our understanding of the cosmos. Benbella Books. Unpublished index (prepared from published book.)

Cosmology

My interest in astronomy and cosmology has been piqued by several visits to the Kielder Observatory. I welcome works on astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology, including the history of these subjects, aimed at a general readership.
Books indexed on astronomy and cosmology:
CLARK, Stuart. Beneath the night: how the stars have shaped the history of humankind. Guardian Faber.
MARAN, Stephen P. & Marschall, Laurance A. Galileo’s new universe: the revolution in our understanding of the cosmos. Benbella Books. Unpublished index (prepared from published book.)

Biology

I welcome works on biology, aimed at a general readership level up to ‘A’ level standard and beyond.
Books indexed on biology:
CLARKE, C. & DUX, A. Chest X-rays for medical students. 2nd ed. Wiley Blackwell.
HOFFMAN, Jay R. (ed) Dietary supplementation in sport and exercise: evidence, safety and ergogenic benefits. Routledge.
BONEV, B.B. & BROWN, N.M. (eds) Bacterial resistance to antibiotics – from molecules to man. Wiley.
KOUTCHMA, Tatiana. Ultraviolet light in food technology: principles and applications. CRC Press.
SANKARANARAYANAN, A., AMARESAN, N. & DHANASEKARAN, D. (eds) Fermented food products. CRC Press.

Botany

I have a Certificate in Environmental Conservation, and have worked for a wildlife trust and local biological records centres. As such, I welcome works on botany, aimed at a general readership level up to undergraduate standard.

Ecology

I have a Certificate in Environmental Conservation, and have worked for a wildlife trust and local biological records centres. As such, I welcome works on ecology, aimed at a general readership level up to undergraduate standard.
Books indexed on ecology:
FORMAN, Richard T.T. Towns, ecology, and the land. Cambridge University Press.

Environmental Science

I have a Certificate in Environmental Conservation, and have worked for a wildlife trust and local biological records centres. As such, I welcome works on environmental science, aimed at a general readership level up to undergraduate standard.
Books indexed on environmental science:
FORMAN, Richard T.T. Towns, ecology, and the land. Cambridge University Press.

History and Philosophy Of Science

I have a physics degree (Oxford University) and ‘A’ level chemistry, and enjoy learning about science history from books and museums. I welcome works on the history and philosophy of science, aimed at a general readership level up to undergraduate standard.
Books indexed on the history and philosophy of science:
CLARK, Stuart. Beneath the night: how the stars have shaped the history of humankind. Guardian Faber.
ROZELL, D. Dangerous science: science policy and risk analysis for scientists and engineers. Ubiquity Press.
LAWRENCE, Snezana. A New Year’s present from a mathematician. CRC Press.
FARMELO, Graham. The universe speaks in numbers: how modern maths reveals nature’s deepest secrets. Faber & Faber.
MARAN, Stephen P. & Marschall, Laurance A. Galileo’s new universe: the revolution in our understanding of the cosmos. Benbella Books. Unpublished index (prepared from published book).

Horticulture

I am a keen gardener (including gardening of the armchair variety) and would welcome works on gardening and aimed at a general readership level.

Natural History

I have a Certificate in Environmental Conservation, and a broad interest in natural history, especially trees and woodlands, mammals, and birds. I have worked for a wildlife trust and local biological records centres. As such I would welcome works on natural history, aimed at a general readership level up to undergraduate standard.
Books indexed on natural history:
FORMAN, Richard T.T. Towns, ecology, and the land. Cambridge University Press.
HUXLEY, R., QUAISSER, C., BUTLER, C.R. & DEKKER, R.W.R.J. Managing natural science collections: a guide to strategy, planning and resourcing. Routledge.

Ornithology

I have a Certificate in Environmental Conservation, and have worked for a wildlife trust and local biological records centres. I am not a ‘twitcher’ or even a ‘birder’ but enjoy trying to identify birds from their songs, and I do get excited when I see a heron on our local waterways. I would welcome works on ornithology, aimed either at a general readership or a more specialised level.

Physics

I have a physics degree (Oxford University) and would welcome works on physics or astrophysics, aimed at a general readership level up to undergraduate standard.
Books indexed on physics:
ABDULLA, S. & CLARKE, C. FRCR physics notes: medical imaging physics for the first FRCR examination. Radiology Cafe.
LAWRENCE, Snezana. A New Year’s present from a mathematician. CRC Press.
CLARK, Stuart. Beneath the night: how the stars have shaped the history of humankind. Guardian Faber.
FARMELO, Graham. The universe speaks in numbers: how modern maths reveals nature’s deepest secrets. Faber & Faber.
KOUTCHMA, Tatiana. Ultraviolet light in food technology: principles and applications. CRC Press.

Chemistry

I have ‘A’ level chemistry and would welcome works on chemistry, aimed at a general readership level up to ‘A’ level standard.
Books indexed on chemistry:
KOUTCHMA, Tatiana. Ultraviolet light in food technology: principles and applications. CRC Press.
HOFFMAN, Jay R. Dietary supplementation in sport and exercise: evidence, safety and ergogenic benefits. Routledge.
SANKARANARAYANAN, A., AMARESAN, N. & DHANASEKARAN, D. (eds) Fermented food products. CRC Press.

Sciences (All Areas)

I have a degree in physics (Oxford University) and a Certificate in Environmental Conservation, and have undertaken research in the health sciences. I welcome works in all areas of science aimed at a general readership level or up to ‘A’ level (at least – see more specific subject areas for further details).

Information Management

I have an MSc in Information Management (Sheffield University) and several years’ experience working as an information scientist/researcher, including undertaking and supporting literature reviews and advising on research methodologies. I welcome works in information management up to postgraduate level.
Books indexed on information management:
NOTHHAFT, H.et al.(eds), Future directions of strategic communication. Routledge.

Education (All Areas)

I have teaching experience from my time in academia, and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I welcome works on teaching and learning.
Books indexed on education:
DUNLOSKY, J. & RAWSON, K.A. (eds) The Cambridge handbook of cognition and education. Cambridge University Press.
JENKS, C.J. Researching classroom discourse: a student guide. Routledge.
FELDMAN, E. & CONTZIUS, A., Instrumental music education: teaching with the musical and practical in harmony. 3rd ed. Routledge.
HARRINGTON, J., BEALE, J., FANCOURT, A. & LUTZ, C. (eds) The ‘BrainCanDo’ handbook of teaching and learning: practical strategies to bring psychology and neuroscience into the classroom. Routledge.
ZISKOVSKY, B. & ZISKOVSKY, J. Optimizing student learning: A lean systems approach to improving K-12 education. 2nd ed. CRC Press.
HUERTAS BARROS, E. & VINE, J. New perspectives on assessment in translator education. Routledge.
GREEN, J., HOSKIN, R.A., MAYO, C. & MILLER, s.j. Navigating trans*+ and complex gender identities. Bloomsbury Academic.
SCOTT, G. New ways of seeing: the democratic language of photography. Bloomsbury Visual Arts.

Sports Medicine/Science

I have worked as an academic in a university research centre, undertaking and publishing literature reviews and qualitative research in collaboration with sports scientists. As such, I am happy to take on commissions in this field for readers from a lay audience, up to postgraduate level.
Books indexed on sports medicine/science:
WASSONG, S., HEINE, M. & HESS, R. (eds) Sport development and Olympic Studies: past, present and future. Routledge.
HOFFMAN, J.R. (ed) Dietary supplementation in sport and exercise: evidence, safety and ergogenic benefits. Routledge.
BAGHURST, T. (ed) Coaching for sports performance. Routledge.

Mathematics

I have ‘A’ levels in mathematics and further mathematics, and a physics degree (Oxford University). I welcome works in mathematics from a general readership to undergraduate level.
Books indexed on mathematics:
PENG, L. & CHAO, W. Computational advertising: market and technologies for internet commercial monetization. CRC Press.
LAWRENCE, Snezana. A New Year’s present from a mathematician. CRC Press.
FARMELO, Graham. The universe speaks in numbers: how modern maths reveals nature’s deepest secrets. Faber & Faber.

Healthcare Management

I have an MSc in Information Management (Sheffield University) and several years’ experience working as an information scientist/researcher in the field of health and social care.
Books indexed on healthcare management:
SWANWICK, T. & VAUX, E. (eds) ABC of quality improvement in healthcare. Wiley.
ANDERSON, D.S. Leadership in drug and alcohol abuse prevention: insights from long-term advocates. Routledge.

Management

I have an MSc in Information Management (Sheffield University) and enjoy indexing books about leadership and management techniques, organisational change and quality improvement.
Books indexed on management:
MYERS, M.D., Qualitative research in business and management, 3rd ed. Sage.
HUXLEY, R., QUAISSER, C., BUTLER, C.R. & DEKKER, R.W.R.J. Managing natural science collections: a guide to strategy, planning and resourcing. Routledge.
HARRINGTON, H. J. & VOEHL, F. (eds), Total Innovative Management Excellence (TIME): the future of innovation. CRC Press.
GRAUPP, P., STEWARD, S. & PARSONS, B., Creating an effective management system: integrating Policy Deployment, TWI, and KATA. CRC Press.
SWANWICK, T. & VAUX, E. (eds) ABC of quality improvement in healthcare. Wiley.
ANDERSON, D.S. Leadership in drug and alcohol abuse prevention: insights from long-term advocates. Routledge.

Related qualifications

MA Physics (Oxford University)
MSc Information Management (Sheffield University)
Certificate in Environmental Conservation (Sheffield University)
ALCM Diploma in pianoforte (London College of Music)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Other skills

Embedded Indexing
Embedded indexing in Word and InDesign; Index Manager; WordEmbed.

Research
As an information scientist/researcher, I conducted and published literature reviews and qualitative research in the field of health and wellbeing (including nursing, allied health, mental health, and physical activity).

Abstracting
As a patent examiner, I substantially revised and often rewrote abstracts of patent applications prior to publication.

Cataloguing And Classification
Aa a patent examiner, I classified patent applications prior to publication.

Bibliography Compilation
As an information scientist/researcher, I compiled bibliographies as part of production of literature review ad qualitative reports and papers, or as stand-alone activities for research colleagues. Experience in using reference management software (RefWorks, Endnote, Mendeley).

Training (Generally)
I have extensive experience of teaching and training academic colleagues and students (from undergraduate to doctoral level), individually, in small groups, classes of 30, or large groups of 100+. This includes tutorials and supervisions, seminars, hands-on workshops, and lectures. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Proofreading
I have undertaken proofreading training with the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders, and am available to proofread books in any of my subject specialisms, or dissertations and thesis in the health and wellbeing (including nursing and allied health, and psychology) subject areas.

Recent indexes include

Farmelo, G., The universe speaks in numbers: how modern maths reveals nature’s deepest secrets, Faber & Faber, 2019
Feldman, E. & Contzius, A., Instrumental music education: teaching with the musical and practical in harmony, Routledge, 2020
McClean, S., Bray, I., de Viggiani, N., Bird, E. & Pilkington, P., Research methods for public health, Sage, 2019
Dunlosky, J. & Rawson, K.A. (eds), The Cambridge handbook of cognition and education, Cambridge University Press, 2018
Forman, R.T.T., Towns, ecology, and the land, Cambridge University Press, 2018
Dickinson, J.J., Compo, N.S. et al. (eds), Evidence-based investigative interviewing: applying cognitive principles, Routledge, 2019
Hall, P., Sex addiction: a guide for couples and those who help them, Routledge, 2018
Schone, H.Q., Contested illness in context, Routledge, 2019
King, R., The Lark Ascending: the music of the British Landscape, Faber & Faber, 2019
Bonev, B.B. & Brown, N., Bacterial resistance to antibiotics – from molecules to man, Wiley, 2019

Clients Include

Faber and Faber, Institute of Occupational Medicine, Intellect Books, Penguin Random House, Sage, Taylor & Francis, Thieme Medical Publishers, Ubiquity Press, Wiley, The Proofreading Company, Apex Covantage, Integra, Newgen, SPi Global

Special Publication Type

Children's Books And Materials

I welcome commissions aimed at older children/teenagers, and have an in-house teenager to test-drive my indexes.
Books indexed for teenagers:
BURNETT, D. Why your parents are driving you up the wall and what to do about it. Penguin Books.

Textbooks

In addition to the subjects listed above, I have indexed a number of textbooks on research methods.
Textbooks indexed include:
PINK, S. Doing visual ethnography (4th ed). Sage.
ALDERSON, P. & MORROW, V. (eds.) The ethics of research with children and young people: a practical handbook (2nd ed). Sage.
ABDULLA, S. & CLARKE, C. FRCR physics notes: medical imaging physics for the first FRCR examination. Radiology Cafe.
SWANWICK, T. & VAUX, E. (eds.) ABC of quality improvement in healthcare. Wiley.
EDWARDS, D. & BEST, S. (eds.) The textbook of health and social care. Sage.
CLARKE, C. & DUX, A. Chest X-rays for medical students. 2nd ed. Wiley Blackwell.
JENKS, C. Researching classroom discourse: a student guide. Routledge.
BAGHURST, T. (ed) Coaching for sports performance. Routledge.
MYERS, M.D. Qualitative research in business and management, 3rd ed. Sage.
HUXLEY, R., QUAISSER, C., BUTLER, C.R. & DEKKER, R.W.R.J. Managing natural science collections: a guide to strategy, planning and resourcing. Routledge.
KOUTCHMA, T. Ultraviolet light in food technology: principles and applications. CRC Press.
FORMANN, R.T.T. Towns, ecology and the land. Cambridge Univeresity Press.
McLEAN, S., BRAY, I., de VIGGIANI, M., BIRD, E. & PILKINGTON, P. Research methods for public health. Sage.
GRANSBERG, D.D. & RUEDA, J.A. Construction equipment management for engineers, estimators, and owners, 2nd ed. CRC Press.

Training Materials

I am happy to take on commissions for training materials – books or otherwise.
Training books indexed:
ROSS, K. How to coach for creativity and service excellence: a Lean coaching workbook. CRC Press.
HALL, P. Sex addiction: a guide for couples and those who help them. Routledge.
ZISKOVSKY, B. & ZISKOVSKY, J. Optimizing student learning: A lean systems approach to improving K-12 education. 2nd ed. CRC Press.
WILSON, L. Working with bereavement: a practical guide. Palgrave Macmillan.
HUXLEY, R., QUAISSER, C., BUTLER, C.R. & DEKKER, R.W.R.J. Managing natural science collections: a guide to strategy, planning and resourcing. Routledge.

Tools

PC
SKY INDEX
INDEX MANAGER
WordEmbed