Nicola King, BA (Hons), MPhil


Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01908 614741

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General Experience

I work mostly on general academic, history, memoirs and archaeological books, and I am happy to consider other subject areas and types of books, including cookery. Editors, authors and providers of publishing services are among my clients, as well as traditional publishers. I studied archaeology at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, worked as an archaeological project manager and finds supervisor, and attained the Associate grade (AIFA) membership of the Institute for Archaeologists. I have also worked in the areas of domestic energy efficiency policy and testing and trialling consumer products for Which? magazine. I have been a church bell ringer for over 30 years.

I am available all year, including over the summer and other school holidays.

You can follow me on Twitter @icemaiden1964




Ex-professional field archaeologist, AIFA, with project management and finds expertise.

Index clients include: Cambridge University McDonald Institute, East Anglian Archaeology, Equinox, and Oxbow.

Book types include academic studies, excavation reports and collections of papers, and covered a range of locations and periods from prehistoric Britain, via medieval Europe to Jordan.

British History

I have indexed a range of academic and general interest books including subjects as diverse as country house libraries, race horses, WWI – Americans serving in British forces, bicycles, Friends’ Ambulances, and railwaymen.

Cookery Books

A keen home baker who also enjoys indexing cookery books. Indexes include Deep South by Brad McDonald and Tanya Bakes by Tanya Burr.

European History

I have indexed a number of works in English about the history of Spain and Spanish speaking countries. Subjects included the failure of the Spanish Republic, rebuilding of Islam in contemporary Spain, and British Intelligence in Spain during WWII.

Landscape Architecture

I indexed an illustrated book during the tercentenary year for Capability Brown.

In 2017 I indexed the memoir of landscape architect Hal Moggridge.

Related qualifications

BA (Hons) History with Associated Archaeology, King Alfred's College, Winchester
MPhil European Archaeology, Oxford University

Other skills

Embedded Indexing
I have WordEmbed to produce embedded indexes in Word, and for CUP indexes.

Recent indexes include

Baker, Nigel, Pat Hughes and Richard K. Morriss,

Houses of Hereford 1200- 1700

, Oxbow
Gilhus, Ingvild Sælid, Siv Ellen Kraft and James R. Lewis,

New Age in Norway

, Equinox
Grossman, Nicholas,

Drones and Terrorism

, I. B. Tauris
Klos, Felix,

Churchill’s Last Stand

, I. B. Tauris
Lack, David,

Swifts in a Tower

, Unicorn
Manley, John, ed.,

Secrets of the High Woods

, South Downs National Park Authority
Morra, Joanne,

Inside the Freud Museums

, I. B. Tauris
Persson, Per et al.,

The Ecology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe: Conditions for Subsistence and Survival

, Equinox
Straumann, Barbara,

Female Performers in British and American Fiction

, De Gruyter
Turda, Marius and Maria Sophia Quine,

Historicizing Race

, Bloomsbury Academic

Clients Include

In 2017-2018 I worked for self-publishing authors, a local history society and the following publishers:
Bloomsbury Academic
De Gruyter
I B Tauris
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Reveille Press
Sussex Academic Press
Unicorn Press
Yale University Press

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

During 2017 I indexed several books of biography, family history and memoirs including:
Fresca: A life in the making by Helen Southworth, a biography of Francesca Allinson;
Painter of Pedigree by Lawrence Trevelyan Weaver, a biography of family member and artist, Thomas Weaver;
Practice Matters by Andrew Willis, a memoir of a GP and the growth of General Practice, and
Slow Growth by Hal Moggridge, a memoir of a landscape architect.


During 2017 I indexed a book to accompany an exhibition of ceramics, which included essays and catalogue descriptions of the works: Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery by Martina Droth, Glenn Adamson and Simon Olding, published by Yale University Press.


I have completed the SI workshop in Embedded Indexing and have WordEmbed to produce embedded indexes in Word, and for CUP indexes.