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.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Something a little different

No, indexing books isn't all I do. Sometimes I get to do something a little different, but it still involves books, a publishing company, and Florida (!).

This is the third year that I've been invited to help man the booth for Memoria Press at the upcoming Special Needs Conference, hosted by Florida Parent-Educators' Association. Once again I'll be working alongside my friend-turned-author, Cheryl Swope.

Cheryl is the author and editor of several books and publications. My youngest son is featured as a case study in Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child, and I've had the privilege to index Eternal Treasures: Teaching Your Child at Home

It's a wonderfully *different* thing when books, friends, and indexing come together like this!

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