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Workshop topics

The following workshops take place at various times throughout the year, typically at conferences, or organised by local groups.  Scheduled workshops will be shown in the calendar of events and announced on SI-Announce. Some of these workshops are also available online and can be taken at any time of the year.

  • Taking the plunge: getting to grips with your first commission (tutor: Ann Hudson): this workshop will take place on 9 September 2018, immediately preceding the conference
  • Business websites for busy indexers (tutor: Jan Worrall. For individuals)
  • Cookery: indexes from the kitchen (tutor: Michèle Clarke-Moody)
  • Creating order out of chaos: how to edit an index (tutor: Ann Hudson) (also available online)
  • MS Word embedded indexing  (tutors: various) (online version only)
  • Essential or trivial? Deciding what to put in the index (tutor: Ann Hudson)
  • Finding the words: how to write index entries (tutor: Ann Hudson) (also available online)
  • Gardening: indexes from the potting shed (tutor: Michèle Clarke)
  • Indexing the past (tutor: Ann Hudson)
  • Lives in miniature: indexing biographies and life writing (tutor: Christopher Phipps)
  • Negotiation (tutor: Jane Read)
  • Words and pictures: indexing art books and catalogues (tutor: Joan Dearnley)
  • Indexing for editors and proofreaders (These workshops are run in conjunction with the Society for Editors and Proofreaders)