Susan Tricklebank, BA (Hons) Dip Lib


Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01604 870539

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General Experience

I have been working as an indexer since 2001 and have completed over 200 back-of-the-book indexes for publishers and authors on a variety of subjects in the Humanities.  I served as a Director of the Society from 2014 to 2017.

I hold a BA Honours degree in French studies from Newcastle University, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Librarianship and Information Science.

Before qualifying in indexing, I worked as a librarian in public and local government libraries.

As well as French, I am also familiar with German, which I studied as a subsidiary language at University;  Italian and Spanish, which I have studied at evening classes; and Latin and Russian, which I studied to GCSE level at school. I have an ongoing interest in the histories and cultures of the countries where these languages are or were spoken.

I currently index on a voluntary basis for Free BMD and Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society.


History (All Areas)

I studied History at A level and as part of my University studies.
I have indexed many books on many aspects of history.
Recent titles include China at War (Profile Books);
Remembering the Second World War (Taylor and Francis); Research Methods for History (Edinburgh University Press)

Art History

I have indexed several books on this subject for Yale University Press, including Distinguished Images (Bann); Exhibiting Englishness (Dias); The Miraculous Image in Renaissance Florence (Holmes);Caravaggio’s Pitiful Relics (Olson); Touching Objects (Randolph). I also indexed some titles in Liverpool University Press’s Public Sculpture series.

Cinema and Film

I have indexed several books on this subject for Edinburgh University Press including: Cinema-monde (Gott and Schalk); The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema (Varja); Film and Urban space
(Pratt and San Juan)

British History

Titles I have indexed recently on this subject include: Hull (Liverpool University Press); Manchester. Making the Modern City (Liverpool University Press); Britain and the Formation of the Gulf States (Manchester University Press); Making History (The British Academy)

Social Sciences (All Areas)

As a local government librarian, I became familiar with this subject and I have indexed works including:
Sex for Sale in Scotland (Edinburgh University Press); Muslims in Ireland (Edinburgh University Press); New Paradigms in Public Policy (The British Academy); The Housing Debate (Policy Press); An Introduction to Political Crime (The Policy Press); A Revolution in Family Policy (Policy Press)

Related qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Librarianship and Information Science

Recent indexes include


The Evolution of Scotland’s Towns

, Edinburgh University Press, 2017
N. Hewitt,


, Liverpool University Press, 2017
F. Livesey,

From Global to Local

, Profile Books, 2017
H. Van der Ven,

China at War

, Profile Books, 2017

Clients Include

Edinburgh University Press; Liverpool University Press; Manchester University Press; Oxford University Press; Yale University Press; Taylor and Francis; Profile Books; The British Academy.

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