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 prepare both back-of-the-book and embedded indexes, and welcome commissions for embedded indexes using MS Word.  I was highly commended for the Betty Moys Award for the best newly qualified indexer in 2017.

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 The Cambridge Introduction to British Literature 1900-1950 (CUP, 2018, embedded index), 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

Indexes for books on cultural studies include What It Means to Write About Art (David Zwirner, 2018), A Visual History of HIV/AIDS (Routledge, 2018), 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 The Trial of Warren Hastings: Classical Oratory and Reception in Eighteenth-Century England, Stepp’d in Blood: Akazu and the architects of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, A Mad, Wicked Folly? Queen Victoria and the Women’s Movement, A Muddy Trench: A Sniper’s Bullet (Pen and Sword, 2018) Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century England (Boydell Press, 2018), The Conscientious Objector’s Wife (Handheld Press, 2018), 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 Directors and Directing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), 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 The Conscientious Objector’s Wife (Handheld Press, 2018) and 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 A Visual History of HIV/AIDS (Routledge, 2018), 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. Recent indexes include The Paris Framework for Climate Change Capacity Building (Routledge, 2018).

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
Recent embedded indexes include The Director and Directing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), A Mad, Wicked Folly? (CUP 2019), and The Cambridge Introduction to British Literature 1900-1950 (CUP, 2019). I welcome commissions for embedded indexes using MS Word.

Recent indexes include

Rolli, Chiara, The Trial of Warren Hastings: Classical Oratory and Reception in Eighteenth-Century England, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Wallis, Andrew, Stepp’d in Blood: Akazu and the architects of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, Zero, 2019
Ledger, Adam J., The Director and Directing: Craft, Process and Aesthetic in Contemporary Theatre, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Chernock, Arianne, A Mad, Wicked Folly? Queen Victoria and the Women’s Movement, Cambridge University Press, 2019
Buttriss, Jacquie, A Muddy Trench: A Sniper’s Bullet: Hamish Mann, Black Watch, Officer-Poet, 1896–1917, Pen and Sword, 2018
McPhillips, Robin, Jonathan Sturges: Merchant of Old New York , Gems of History Publishing, 2019
Caserio, Robert L., The Cambridge Introduction to British Literature 1900-1950, Cambridge University Press, 2019
Earnest, Jarrett, What It Means to Write About Art, David Zwirner, 2018
Tickell, Shelley, Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century England, Boydell Press, 2018
Kate Macdonald (ed), The Conscientious Objector’s Wife: letters between Frank and Lucy Sunderland, 1916-1919, Handheld Press, 2018

Clients Include

British Library
Victorian Secrets
Wearset
Handheld Press
RefineCatch
Carlton Books
David Zwirner Books
Individual authors and editors

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

I have indexed several biographical works, including Jonathan Sturges: Merchant of Old New York, A Muddy Trench: A Sniper’s Bullet, 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.

Tools

SKY INDEX
WordEmbed