Anyone can create an index, right? Not exactly. It is true that anyone with the right software can create a concordance for a book. However, this does not mean that anyone can or should create an index for your publication.

Here's why. A professionally created, custom-made index offers your readers more than a concordance, which is only an alphabetized list of words at the end of a book. The custom-made index is an intuitive map for your readers; it helps readers navigate through your book quickly and efficiently. This is because a professional indexer anticipates the needs of your readers in a way that concordance generating software simply cannot do.

Trust a professional indexer. After reading your book, I can create a custom-made index to your specifications with my professional indexing software. This index will give your book even greater appeal in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace. The casual reader and serious researcher alike will return to your book again and again because it contains meaningful information that is easy to locate in its custom-made index.







Saturday, May 12, 2012

Recently Indexed Publications

I have a good reason for neglecting to update my business blog; I have been busy creating indexes for Concordia Publishing House. Most recently, I completed both the subject and scripture reference indexes for Concordia Commentary Series: 2 Peter and Jude, by Curtis P. Giese. Prior to that, I carefully researched and created the subject index for Luther's Works: Prefaces II, vol. 60, ed. by Christopher B. Brown.

Please check out the links for each of these books so that you can see the table of contents and sample reading selections for each of these books. This will give you a better idea of type of material I've recently indexed. Unfortunately, the indexes for each of these books cannot currently be viewed on CPH's website, but feel free to contact me about receiving samples of my work for each of these projects. I look forward to hearing from you!







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