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.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Newest Project with Home Education Emphasis

I am excited about another indexing job that has a home education emphasis. The current working title for this project is Eternal Treasures: Teaching Your Children at Home. The project coordinator is Cheryl Swope, homeschooling mother, author, and national speaker for special needs. This is an especially unique project because I am involved with it as both a contributing writer (a small contribution!) and as the sole indexer for the book. 

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is responsible for both the publication and funding of this book. Date for publication is sometime mid-2015. 

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