Shirley May, BSc (Hons), PGCE, ODA
Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member
Mobile: 07767 496957
Email: Shirley.firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Worked for Indexing Secialists (UK) Ltd 1994 till 2008, indexing a wide range of topics and readership levels. Went freelance in 2008, and since then have indexed mostly academic books in the areas of biochemistry, nanotechnology, microbiology, electronics, imaging methods, medicine. Recent titles include: “Diatom Nanotechnology” (Dusan Losic, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry) and “Fast Facts: Immuno-oncology” (Clarke/Li) published by Health Press Ltd.
I am also a practising and teaching artist (www.shirleymay.co.uk) and interested in art history and anything to do with painting.
I paint, and teach painting. I have a Certificate in Art, and a Certificate in Printmaking (Brighton University)
I have a degree in biological sciences from University of East Anglia, which included study of chemistry, physics, genetics, physiology, ecology, statistics, physical chemistry. My specialism was biochemistry.
I have indexed many books on nanotechnology, stretchable electronics, polymer-graphene nano-composites, acoustic microscopy, ultrasonic imaging, NMR in drug discovery, bio-interfaces, diatom nanotechnology.
I worked in NHS operating theatres for ten years and am a qualified Operating Department Assistant (ODA City & Guilds). I have indexed a wide range of medical books, including “Inflammatory Disease of Blood Vessels” (Hoffman, Blackwell Publishing, 2011), “Successful Strategies for the Discovery of Antiviral Drugs” (Desai/Meanwell, 2013, Royal Society of Chemistry), “Handbook of Medicinal Chemistry” (Davis/Ward, 2014, Royal Society of Chemistry)
I have some knowledge of art history and have compiled the index to an encyclopaedia of art, and the index to a catalogue for an exhibition at the Foundling Museum in London. I am particularly interested in Impressionist painters.
I have played tennis, and followed the players in various tournaments for twenty-five years.
Recent indexes include
Clarke/Li, Fast Facts: Immuno-oncology, Health Press Ltd, 5.10.2017
Royal Society of Chemistry
Health Press Ltd