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.

Friday, March 7, 2014

A new indexing opportunity with Peace Hill Press!

As a reader and user of several materials from Peace Hill Press, including Susan Wise Bauer's  The Well Trained Mind and The Story of the World series, I am especially excited about this indexing opportunity!

With editor, Justin Moore, I'll be creating an index for Olive Branch Books, an imprint of Peace Hill Press. It is entitled, Telling God's Story, Year Three: The Unexpected Way: Instructor Text and Teaching Guide. This book is intended to be used with 3rd and 4th grade students.