Indexing training and work (PDF)
This article explores the options available to potential indexers for ongoing training and finding work.
‘Indexing training’ First published in Online Currents November 2007
Introduction to Indexing: a collection of articles by Glenda Browne
Free EPUB download from introduction_to_indexing__a_collection_of_articles.epub.
I put this collection of articles together because I wanted to learn how to create an EPUB ebook. I have done minimal formatting and used the basic styles from Oxygen (an XML editor). I used Sigil to convert the XHTML files to EPUB format.
I have created two linked indexes, one using paragraph numbers as the text for links, and one using the main heading or subheading. I manually added ID numbers at article and section level. When the EPUB3 Indexing specification is final I am planning to create an index (to this or another work) to comply with the specification and make use of some of the new features it will allow.
It’s all in the index (PDF)
Australian Author March 2011, pp. 13-15
Notes that didn’t fit within my word limit (in order of relevance to the text):
Methold, Ken. A-Z of authorship: a professional guide Strawberry Hills, NSW: Keesing Press, 2002. Third ed (electronic), p.29
Martha Osgood gives indexing advice to authors (http://www.backwordsindexing.com/Authors.html).
Browne, Glenda and Jermey, Jonathan. The Indexing Companion Port Melbourne: CambridgeUniversity Press, 2007
The final wording of entries and cross references (see or see also) cannot be decided without the context of other entries.
The Indexer, vol. 22, no. 3 April 2001, pp. 119-122
The 2007 Ig Nobel Literature Prize was awarded to Glenda Browne of Blaxland, Blue Mountains, Australia, for her study of the word “the” – and of the many ways it causes problems for anyone who tries to put things into alphabetical order.
The Ig Nobel prizes are awarded for research that makes people LAUGH then THINK. What they think is up to them.
The Joy of Index: a guide for your book (PDF)
Australian Author December 2001 pp.26-27, 29-31