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.