Tanya Izzard

Location: BRIGHTON

Membership Grade: Professional Member

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General Experience

I index books on English literature, criticism, cultural studies, women’s and gender studies, LGBT studies, history and biography for a specialist and general readership, and am happy to consider commissions from the general humanities subject area.  My professional background is in higher education strategy and management and therefore I also welcome work related to education policy and practice and on general management topics.  I work for publishers and book production companies, and for individual authors and editors.  I have completed the Society of Indexers’ embedded indexing course and welcome commissions for embedded indexes using MS Word.

I speak and read German to a high standard and have a good working knowledge of French and Italian.

Subjects

English Literature

I have indexed critical works on English literature including edited collections of critical essays and monographs. Recent indexes include For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women (Routledge, 2017) and George Augustus Sala and the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: The Personal Style of a Public Writer (Routledge, 2015). I welcome books on all periods of English literature and have detailed specialist knowledge of fiction from the first half of the twentieth century.

Cultural Studies

I have indexed books on the history of advertising, journalism, performance and music, including George Augustus Sala and the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: The Personal Style of a Public Writer (Routledge, 2015), and The First Adman: Thomas Bish and the Birth of Modern Advertising (Victorian Secrets, 2013). I undertook wide reading and analysis of cultural studies and theory during my PhD and MA.

History (All Areas)

I have indexed several books on historical topics, and have particular knowledge of British and social history in the 19th and 20th century from my academic work. Recent indexes include James Cook: the Voyages (British Library, 2018), Mapping the Heavens (British Library, 2018) and The Cockney who Sold the Alps (Victorian Secrets, 2015).

Drama/Theatre

My MA included substantial work on drama and theatre. Recent drama/theatre-related books indexed include The Cockney who Sold the Alps (Victorian Secrets, 2015) and George Augustus Sala and the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: The Personal Style of a Public Writer (Routledge, 2015)

Gender Studies

I have indexed books with a strong focus on feminism and women’s studies, most recently For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women (Routledge, 2017. Gender, women’s studies and feminist criticism were a significant area of work during my PhD.

LGBT Studies

LGBT studies also formed an important part of my PhD. Books indexed with significant LGBT content include For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women (Routledge, 2017) and George Augustus Sala and the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: The Personal Style of a Public Writer (Routledge, 2015).

German (Works About)

I have a BA in German and have high-level skills in reading, writing and speaking the language.

Higher Education

25 years’ professional experience in management and policy work in Higher Education.

Further/Continuing Education

Extensive experience of work with the Further Education sector as part of my most recent job in HE.

Management

Many years of professional experience of management, policy development, staff management and partnership working.

Related qualifications

PhD English Literature, University of Sussex 2014
MA Modernism, University of Sussex 2008
PGCert Management, University of Brighton 2003
BA (Hons) German, University of Nottingham 1988


Other skills

Research
Archival research and literature review research undertaken for PhD. Professional experience of research includes literature review, data analysis and report writing.

Embedded Indexing
I have completed the SI training course on embedded indexing and welcome commissions for embedded indexes using MS Word.

Recent indexes include

Frame, William with Walker, Laura,

James Cook: the Voyages

, British Library, 2018
Whitfield, Peter,

Mapping the Heavens

, British Library, 2018
Fisher, Celia,

Peonies and Pomegranates: Botanical Illustrations from Asia

, British Library, 2018
Lambert, Carolyn and Shaw, Marion (eds),

For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women

, Routledge, 2017
Blake, Peter,

George Augustus Sala and the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: The Personal Style of a Public Writer

, Ashgate, 2015
McNee, Alan,

The Cockney Who Sold the Alps: Albert Smith and the Ascent of Mont Blanc

, Victorian Secrets, 2015
Lambert, Carolyn,

The Meanings of Home in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Fiction

, Victorian Secrets, 2013
Oulton, Carolyn,

Below the Fairy City: A Life of Jerome K. Jerome

, Victorian Secrets, 2012
Hicks, Gary,

The First Adman: Thomas Bish and the Birth of Modern Advertising

, Victorian Secrets, 2012
Leonard, Maurice,

Hope and Glory: a life of Dame Clara Butt

, Victorian Secrets, 2012

Clients Include

British Library
Victorian Secrets
Individual authors and editors

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

I have indexed several biographical works, including most recently em>The Cockney Who Sold the Alps: Albert Smith and the Ascent of Mont Blanc (Victorian Secrets, 2015) and Below the Fairy City: A Life of Jerome K. Jerome (Victorian Secrets, 2012)

Catalogues

I indexed the exhibition catalogue James Cook: the Voyages (British Library, 2018)

In-House Documents

I have extensive professional experience of working on in-house regulatory and procedural documents and reports in the higher education sector.

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