Michelle Brumby

Location: Bristol

Membership Grade: Professional Member

Contact Info

Mobile: 07764 964 035
Email: info@simplythetext.co.uk
Website: www.simplythetext.co.uk

General Experience

I am a freelance Accredited Indexer with over 15 years’ experience working with publishers, authors and packagers to deliver high-quality, objective and user-friendly back-of-the-book and periodical indexes, using specialist indexing software, both as standalone and embedded indexes. Having worked as an information professional in social sciences and health information libraries for more than 20 years, both in the academic and charity sectors, my entire career has been spent helping people find information.

Although I am available to index most subjects aimed at a general readership, I specialise in indexing material in and about French and Spanish. I have a degree in French and Spanish and my recent commissions have included converting a French index for an academic text that had been translated into English and preparing indexes in Spanish to two Spanish language books aimed at a higher education readership.

I am often able to take on commissions at short notice and have never missed a deadline.

 

Subjects

Nursing

I have worked as an information professional in a health library for 15 years.

Allied Health Professions

I have worked as an information professional in a health library for 15 years.

Popular Medicine (Works Intended For Lay Readers)

I have worked as an information professional in a health library for 15 years.

-Arts, Crafts and Culture

A level in Art & Design.

Education (All Areas)

Recently indexed:

Parker L, Gillborn D eds. Critical race theory in education. Routledge, 2020.

Price S, Hollis E. Essential guides for early career teachers: mental well-being and self care. Critical Publishing, 2019.

Stones S, Glazzard J. Positive mental health: staying mentally healthy during your teaching career. Critical Publishing, 2019.

French (Works About)

Degree in French.

Recently indexed:

Mould M. Routledge dictionary of cultural references in modern French. Routledge, 2020.

Spanish (Works About)

Degree in Spanish.

Recently indexed:

Colomina-Almiñana JJ, Sessarego S. Language patterns in Spanish and beyond: structure, context and development. Routledge, 2020.

Placencia ME, Padilla X. Guía práctica de pragmática del español. Routledge, 2019.

-Food and Nutrition

Keen interest in diet and nutrition and cooking. I would welcome commissions in this area.

Cookery Books

I have a huge collection of cookery books and appreciate a good cookery book index. I would welcome commissions in this area.

Social Sciences (All Areas)

3 years’ experience as an indexer for the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), a bibliographic social sciences database. I would welcome commissions aimed at a general readership.

Recently indexed:

Berque A. Poetics of the Earth: Natural History and Human History. Routledge, 2019.

Drama/Theatre

Recently indexed:

Monday M. Application of the Michael Chekhov technique to Shakespeare’s sonnets, soliloquies and monologues. Routledge, 2019.

Equestrian Sports

I have been riding regularly since childhood and enjoy three-day eventing as a spectator.

History (All Areas)

Recently indexed:

Nicholls S. Political thought in the French Wars of Religion. Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Stammers T. Purchase of the past: collecting culture in post-revolutionary Paris c. 1790-1890. Cambridge University Press, 2020.

France

Degree in French. Have travelled extensively in France and have a keen interest in French culture.

Recently indexed:

Nicholls S. Political thought in the French Wars of Religion. Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Stammers T. Purchase of the past: collecting culture in post-revolutionary Paris c. 1790-1890. Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Spain

Degree in Spanish. Have travelled extensively in Spain and have a keen interest in Spanish culture.

Child Development

As a parent I have a vested interest in child development and would welcome commissions in this area.

Parenting

As a parent of two primary age children, I have read many parenting books over the years and would love to index in this area.

Spanish (Indexing In)

Degree in Spanish.

Recently indexed:

Placencia ME, Padilla X. Guía práctica de pragmática del español. Routledge, 2019.

Belloro VE ed. La interfaz sintaxis-pragmática: estudios teóricos, descriptivos y experimentales. De Gruyter, 2019.

French (Indexing In)

Degree in French.

Translated the index to:

Berque A. Poetics of the Earth: natural history and human history. Routledge, 2019.

Politics

I welcome commissions aimed at a general readership.

Recently indexed:

Nicholls S. Political thought in the French Wars of Religion. Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Harding R. Rural democracy: elections and development in Africa. Oxford University Press, 2020.

Gänzle S, Leruth B et al. Differentiated integration and disintegration in a post-Brexit era. Routledge, 2019.

Landscape Architecture

Recently indexed:

Bowring J. Landscape architecture criticism. Routledge, 2020.

Related qualifications

BA Hons French and Spanish


Other skills

Copy-Editing
Fifteen years' experience copy-editing a quarterly academic midwifery journal.
Have completed copy-editing courses with the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

Proofreading
Fifteen years' experience proofreading a quarterly academic midwifery journal.
Have completed proofreading courses with the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

Abstracting
Fifteen years' experience of abstracting and indexing records for Maternity and Infant Care, a bibliographic health database. Three years' experience as an indexer for the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), a bibliographic social sciences database.

Embedded Indexing
Have used Index Manager indexing software to produce embedded indexes for clients such as Cambridge University Press and Critical Publishing.

Recent indexes include

Monday M, Application of the Michael Chekhov technique to Shakespeare’s sonnets, soliloquies and monologues, Routledge, 2019
Gänzle S, Leruth B et al, Differentiated integration and disintegration in a post-Brexit era, Routledge, 2019
The Royal Society, Year Book of the Royal Society 2020, The Royal Society, 2019
Harding R, Rural democracy: elections and development in Africa, Oxford University Press, 2020
Stammers T, Purchase of the past: collecting culture in post-revolutionary Paris c. 1790-1890, Cambridge University Press, 2020
Parker L, Gillborn D eds, Critical race theory in education, Routledge, 2020
Bowring J, Landscape architecture criticism, Routledge, 2020
Colomina-Almiñana JJ, Sessarego S eds, Language patterns in Spanish and beyond: structure, context and development, Routledge, 2020
Mould M, Routledge dictionary of cultural references in modern French, Routledge, 2020
Nicholls S, Political thought in the French Wars of Religion, Cambridge University Press, 2020

Clients Include

Routledge
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
De Gruyter
The Royal Society
Critical Publishing

Special Publication Type

Journals (Learned And Professional)

15 years’ experience proofreading and indexing a quarterly academic midwifery journal

Textbooks

Indexed Guía práctica de pragmática del español – a Spanish language textbook aimed at higher education students.

Directories And Yearbooks

Indexed Year Book of the Royal Society 2020

Tools

CINDEX
INDEX MANAGER