Michelle Brumby

Location: Bristol

Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

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

General Experience

I am an Advanced Professional member of the Society of Indexers with over 15 years’ experience of 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 translating French indexes into English and vice versa, preparing indexes in English and French for a bilingual translation text, producing an index in French for a secondary education text book and the production of indexes in Spanish for Spanish language books aimed at a higher education readership.

I am available throughout the year 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.

Recently indexed:

Susam-Saraeva Ş, Spišiaková E eds. The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Health. Routledge, 2021.

-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:

Tormey V, Trumper C, Israel J. Oxford IB Diploma Programme: IB Prepared: French B. Oxford University Press, 2022.

Eno AE. The Anglo-French Exchange: an advanced English-French/French-English translation book. Bright Ink Publications, 2021.

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.

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

Laako H, Sánchez- Ramírez G. Midwives in Mexico: situated politics, politically situated. Routledge, 2021.

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

Drama/Theatre

Indexed large batches of content for Bloomsbury’s Drama Online database – an award-winning digital library featuring over 3,000 playtexts.

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:

Ackroyd M. The French debate: constitution and revolution, 1795-1800. Palgrave, 2021.

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.

Indexed batches of history books at chapter level for Bloomsbury’s History: Theory & Method database – an educational resource dedicated to historiography and the examination of historical theory and methods.

France

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

Recently indexed:

Ackroyd M. The French debate: constitution and revolution, 1795-1800. Palgrave, 2021.

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 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.

Indexes in French prepared for:

Tormey V, Trumper C, Israel J. Oxford IB Diploma Programme: IB Prepared: French B. Oxford University Press, 2022.

Eno AE. The Anglo-French Exchange: an advanced English-French/French-English translation book. Bright Ink Publications, 2021.

Indexes translated:

English to French:
Rtveladze E. Les terres d’Asie centrale. Scala, 2022.

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

Politics

I welcome commissions aimed at a general readership.

Recently indexed:

Laako H, Sánchez- Ramírez G. Midwives in Mexico: situated politics, politically situated. Routledge, 2021.

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

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

Abstracting
Over 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 Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Critical Publishing as well as for self-publishing authors.

Recent indexes include

Stammers T, Purchase of the past: collecting culture in post-revolutionary Paris c. 1790-1890, Cambridge University Press, 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
Laako H, Sánchez- Ramírez G, Midwives in Mexico: situated politics, politically situated, Routledge, 2021
Susam-Saraeva Ş, Spišiaková E eds, The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Health, Routledge, 2021
Eno AE, The Anglo-French Exchange: an advanced English-French/French-English translation book, Bright Ink Publications, 2021
Ackroyd M, The French debate: constitution and revolution, 1795-1800, Palgrave, 2021
Tormey V, Trumper C, Israel J., Oxford IB Diploma Programme: IB Prepared: French B, Oxford University Press, 2022
Rtveladze E, Les terres d’Asie centrale, Scala Arts & Heritage, 2022

Clients Include

Bloomsbury
Palgrave
Routledge
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Scala Arts & Heritage
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:

Oxford IB Prepared French B – a bilingual assessment guidance textbook aimed at secondary school students.

The Anglo-French Exchange: an advanced English-French/French-English translation book – a bilingual textbook aimed at higher education students.

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, 2021 and 2022.

Databases

Indexed large batches of content for Bloomsbury’s Drama Online database – an award-winning digital library featuring over 3,000 playtexts.

Indexed batches of history books at chapter level for Bloomsbury’s History: Theory & Method database – an educational resource dedicated to historiography and the examination of historical theory and methods.

Tools

CINDEX
INDEX MANAGER