Commissioning an index

We have been involved in book indexing for over twenty years. We are primarily back-of-book indexers, but have also worked on journal, database, website and online help indexing, as well as metadata and thesaurus construction for intranets and websites. Glenda has a background in research, librarianship and TAFE teaching, while Jon is involved in PC training, programming and the production of computer-based training materials.

How much do we charge?

Before beginning an index we will need to arrange an agreed-upon quote, based on as much information as you can give us about the type and size of the book, and the depth of indexing you require. Until we have seen page proofs we can only give an estimate of the cost of an indexing job. read more

Glenda’s curriculum vitae

Personal Details

Name: Glenda Michelle Browne

Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons); M.Sc in Biotechnology; Diploma of Information Management – Librarianship; Certificate 4 in E-learning


Indexing, thesaurus and ontology skills: As a freelance indexer since 1988 I have indexed more than 250 books, 2,000 articles, the website of the Australian Society of Indexers (until 2001) and Online Currents (from 2004 to 2008). I have edited the Online Help index used internally at the NRMA, have created metadata for a number of websites and intranets including Austrade and NPS MedicineWise, and have consulted for the Dictionary of Sydney website project. read more

Jon’s curriculum vitae

Name: Jonathan Peter Jermey

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Honours, Master of Cognitive Science (UNSW); Train the Computer Trainer Course (WEA); Certificate IV in Workplace Training; Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.

Date of Birth: 30th April 1958

Address: PO Box 307, Blaxland NSW 2774

Phone: (02) 47 398 199

Fax: (02) 47 398 189




In 1980 I completed a four-year degree in Psychology at the University of NSW, graduating with a double major B.Sc (Hons). My course included strands of research methods, statistics and industrial psychology. My final year entailed a project in Social Psychology, during which I analysed the results with the statistical analysis program SPSS and wrote them up into a 25,000-word thesis. read more