Get a thorough insight into the index, by which the whole book is governed and turned, like fishes by the tail… [M]en of much haste and little ceremony are content to get in by the back door.  Jonathan Swift

A good index takes readers by the hand and guides them through a book.

I am a freelance professional indexer with experience of creating indexes for academic texts and books for a general readership.

I act as ‘first reader’, to analyse the text and create a user-friendly key to the important terms and concepts within it.

My fees are reasonable and negotiable.