Indexing News

  • Did you miss my live ASI webinar on embedded indexing with Index-Manager? Download the replay here. This webinar software demonstration “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees” aired Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Writing, editing, embedding index entries—this can be done with professional indexing software! I demonstrated how I use Index-Manager for writing quality indexes, including for providing analysis and headings, subheadings, cross-references, and page ranges. I also showed how I edit my work, and how I export this work for final embedded publication. Viewers see how to craft and edit both simple and complex index entries, with page ranges and with cross-references. Viewers also see how to export and review embedded indexes.
  • The AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors is available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Upcoming Events: ASI Webinar software demonstration Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees, Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Writing, editing, embedding index entries—this can be done with professional indexing software! Come see Index-Manager, the all-in-one solution for embedded indexing. I will demonstrate how I use Index-Manager for writing quality indexes, including for providing analysis and headings, subheadings, cross-references, and page ranges. I will also show how I edit my work, and how I export this work for final embedded publication. Participants will see how to craft and edit both simple and complex index entries, with page ranges and with cross-references. Participants will also see how to export and review embedded indexes. For more info and to register, click here.
  • The AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors is available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Upcoming Events: Indexing in Digital Environments with the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Society for Indexing in Vancouver, WA September 15, 2018. I’ll discuss indexing for digital publications, giving an overview of the current state of the field and the software, skills, and training that indexers need to work in it, as well as future directions. We’ll continue with a panel of indexers who are working in different digital environments, including Jan Wright, Sam Arnold-Boyd, and other local professionals.
  • The AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors is available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Upcoming Events: Index-Manager Webinars
    Basic: Tuesday August 28th, 6:00 pm Central European Summer Time, 12:00 pm Eastern Time, 11:00 am Central, 10:00 am Mountain, and 9:00 am Pacific (US and Canada)
    Advanced: Wednesday August 29th, 6:00 pm Central European Summer Time, 12:00 pm Eastern Time, 11:00 am Central, 10:00 am Mountain, and 9:00 am Pacific (US and Canada)

    Quickly learn the most important Index-Manager functions for importing your manuscripts, indexing, editing and exporting. Click here to SAVE YOUR SEAT!

  • Upcoming Events: Embedded indexing: tips and techniques, software programs, and best practices interactive workshop at the Western New York Chapter Fall Meeting of the American Society for Indexing (ASI), September 8, 2018, Tompkins County Public Library (tcpl.org) Borg Warner East Room, Ithaca, NY. I will provide some demonstrations and there will be plenty of time for questions. Bring your laptop so you can really participate and get some hands-on learning with me. Questions? Contact Lisa DeBoer, WNY Chapter President, at wny@asindexing.org
  • Upcoming Events: Indexing in Digital Environments with the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Society for Indexing in Vancouver, WA September 15, 2018. I’ll discuss indexing for digital publications, giving an overview of the current state of the field and the software, skills, and training that indexers need to work in it. We will also glimpse into future possibilities and trends. We’ll continue with a panel of indexers who are working in different digital environments, including Jan Wright, Sam Arnold-Boyd, and other local professionals.
  • The AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors is available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

 

  • Upcoming Events: Index-Manager Webinar (Basic) Wednesday June 20th, 6:00 pm Central European summer time, 12:00 pm Eastern time, 11:00 am Central, 10:00 am Mountain, and 9:00 am Pacific (US and Canada). Quickly learn the most important Index-Manager functions for importing your manuscripts, indexing, editing and exporting. Click here to SAVE YOUR SEAT!

  • Purple Pen Competition 2018: The Institute of Certified Indexers has opened the application period for its 2018 competition for best new indexer, The Purple Pen Award. The award is open to new indexers who completed an indexing course in the last five years (January 1, 2013 to January 1, 2018) and submit an index done for payment (not a practice or pro bono index). Each entrant will receive a detailed feedback report compiled from the comments of three ICI-member judges.
    The standards for the anonymous judging come from the ICI  Best Practices.
    Candidates for the contest must read the rules and complete the submission form included at the end of the rules document.
    Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2018 midnight EST. Application must be accompanied by the fee of $40. Only one submission is accepted per entrant.

  • Upcoming Events: Embedded indexing: tips and techniques, software programs, and best practices interactive workshop at the Western New York Chapter Fall Meeting of the American Society for Indexing (ASI), September 8, 2018, Tompkins County Public Library (tcpl.org) Borg Warner East Room, Ithaca, NY. I will provide some demonstrations and there will be plenty of time for questions. Bring your laptop so you can really participate and get some hands-on learning with me. Questions? Contact Lisa DeBoer, WNY Chapter President, at wny@asindexing.org

  • Upcoming Events: Indexing in Digital Environments with the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Society for Indexing in Vancouver, WA September 15, 2018. I’ll discuss indexing for digital publications, giving an overview of the current state of the field and the software, skills, and training that indexers need to work in it. We will also glimpse into future possibilities and trends. We’ll continue with a panel of indexers who are working in different digital environments, including Jan Wright, Sam Arnold-Boyd, and other local professionals.
  • The AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors is available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Upcoming Events: Indexing in Digital Environments with the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Society for Indexing in Vancouver, WA September 15, 2018. I’ll discuss indexing for digital publications, giving an overview of the current state of the field and the software, skills, and training that indexers need to work in it. We will also glimpse into future possibilities and trends. We’ll continue with a panel of indexers who are working in different digital environments, including Jan Wright, Sam Arnold-Boyd, and other local professionals.
  • Index Manager (Idx) is now available in English. This modern, professional tool for indexing and seamlessly embedding indexes into core documents is especially useful for digital editions. It’s also great for indexing any MS Word- or Adobe InDesign-based publications. Write the index while finishing your core documents, embed accurately and easily, and then smoothly export for print or electronic editions. I highly recommend this new tool for quality indexing, time and cost savings. Check it out!
  • The AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors is available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.
  • The Institute of Certified Indexers (ICI) is accepting applications. Work with Certified Indexers ensures indexes of the highest quality. Join us.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Upcoming Events: Indexers Rockat the American Society for Indexing 2018 Annual Conference, in Cleveland, Ohio April 26-28, 2018. Highlights include “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees,” a workshop with Pilar Wyman and Katharina Munk; a panel session “How to be the Interface between Publishers and Digital Indexing techniques” with Terry Casey, Jan Wright, and Pilar Wyman; and a dedicated software demo with Cindex, Index Manager, Macrex, and Sky.
  • Upcoming Events: Indexing in Digital Environments with the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Society for Indexing in Vancouver, WA September 15, 2018. I’ll discuss indexing for digital publications, giving an overview of the current state of the field and the software, skills, and training that indexers need to work in it. We will also glimpse into future possibilities and trends. We’ll continue with a panel of indexers who are working in different digital environments, including Jan Wright, Sam Arnold-Boyd, and other local professionals.
  • Index Manager (Idx) is now available in English. This modern, professional tool for indexing and seamlessly embedding indexes into core documents is especially useful for digital editions. It’s also great for indexing any MS Word- or Adobe InDesign-based publications. Write the index while finishing your core documents, embed accurately and easily, and then smoothly export for print or electronic editions. I highly recommend this new tool for quality indexing, time and cost savings. Check it out!
  • The AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors is available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.
  • The Institute of Certified Indexers (ICI) is accepting applications. Work with Certified Indexers ensures indexes of the highest quality. Join us.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Upcoming Events: Indexers Rockat the American Society for Indexing 2018 Annual Conference, in Cleveland, Ohio April 26-28, 2018. Highlights include “Indexing with Index Manager: Indexing and Embedding the Forest and the Trees,” a workshop with Pilar Wyman and Katharina Munk; a panel session “How to be the Interface between Publishers and Digital Indexing techniques” with Terry Casey, Jan Wright, and Pilar Wyman; and a dedicated software demo with Cindex, Index Manager, Macrex, and Sky.
  • Want to learn more about indexes in ebooks? Did you miss the Twitter  hour on for ebooks last month? Here’s a Storify summary, courtesy of @PC_Bain (Paula Bain). It went by so quickly, I’m sure we’ll do more. In the meantime, join in anytime.
  • Index Manager (Idx) is now available in English. This modern, professional tool for indexing and seamlessly embedding indexes into core documents is especially useful for digital editions. It’s also great for indexing any MS Word- or Adobe InDesign-based publications. Write the index while finishing your core documents, embed accurately and easily, and then smoothly export for print or electronic editions. I highly recommend this new tool for quality indexing, time and cost savings. Check it out!
  • The AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors is available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.
  • The Institute of Certified Indexers (ICI) is accepting applications. Work with Certified Indexers ensures indexes of the highest quality. Join us.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Want to learn more about indexes in ebooks? Did you miss the Twitter  hour on for ebooks last month? Here’s a Storify summary, courtesy of @PC_Bain (Paula Bain). It went by so quickly, I’m sure we’ll do more. In the meantime, join in anytime.
  • Index-Manager (Idx) is now available in English. This modern, professional tool for indexing and seamlessly embedding indexes into core documents is especially useful for digital editions. It’s also great for indexing any MS Word- or Adobe InDesign-based publications. Write the index while finishing your core documents, embed accurately and easily, and then smoothly export for print or electronic editions. I highly recommend this new tool for quality indexing, time and cost savings. Check it out!
  • The AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors is available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.
  • The Institute of Certified Indexers (ICI) is accepting applications. Work with Certified Indexers ensures indexes of the highest quality. Join us.

Pilar

Indexing News

  • Want to learn more about indexes in ebooks? Join me and fellow book indexers @WIndexing (Jan Wright) and @PC_Bain (Paula Bain) for a Twitter  hour on for ebooks on Wednesday 31st January, 11am ET, 4pm GMT. We’ll discuss digital, embedded, and linked indexes and how to make them better. That is, we’re going to discuss how to actually make indexes in digital books work. Why do they so often not link? How to get publishers to take the teeny weeny extra step and make them work? We provide the code, but more often than not these days the indexes in ebooks are flat reproductions (if that) of print edition indexes. Readers expect and need them to link and take us into the text. Let’s make it happen! Join us.
  • Index-Manager (Idx) is now available in English. This modern, professional tool for indexing and seamlessly embedding indexes into core documents is especially useful for digital editions. It’s also great for indexing any MS Word- or Adobe InDesign-based publications. Write the index while finishing your core documents, embed accurately and easily, and then smoothly export for print or electronic editions. I highly recommend this new tool for quality indexing, time and cost savings. Check it out!
  • The AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors is available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.
  • The Institute of Certified Indexers (ICI) is accepting applications. Work with Certified Indexers ensures indexes of the highest quality. Join us.

Pilar