Rebecca Linford, MA(Hons), PgDipILS, MCLIP


Membership Grade: Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 0844 3510225

General Experience

Accredited indexer since 2008. Chartered with CILIP in 2003.

Honours degree in English and a postgraduate diploma (with distinction) in Information and Library Science. First degree included political science, social policy, management and American studies up to and including 2nd year level.

Over 10 years of experience working as a University web manager, and several years in a medical library setting.

Main areas of indexing are in the humanities, information technology, health and wellbeing, and complementary medicine and alternative therapies.


English Literature

MA(Hons) degree in English

Literature and Poetry In English

MA(Hons) degree in English. Degree papers included:

  • Romantic Literature
  • Victorian Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Literary Theory
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Commonwealth & Postcolonial Literature
Popular Medicine (Works Intended For Lay Readers)

Worked in a medical library. Familiar with medical terminology and information sources.

Personal research particularly in the areas of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, supplements, drug interactions, off-label drugs, complementary therapies and alternative medicine.

Subscribe to a monthly health magazine and am an active member of two online forums for caregivers/family/survivors of cancer.


Personal interest. Currently owned by two dogs. Widely read in the areas of positive dog training and raw feeding.

A regular cat sitter and have a keen interest in keeping chickens and other animals. Was involved in a mink trapping project. Brought up with two older brothers who shoot game.

Other skills

Recent indexes include

Clients Include

Cambridge University Press
Hay House
Agora Lifestyles