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4 May 2017

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Professional freelance indexing services
Pilar Wyman is a professional freelance medical indexer and indexing consultant. She is an ICI-certified indexer and has been involved in indexing since late 1983, writing indexes since 1990. Pilar is a Past President of the American Society for Indexing (ASI), the voice of excellence in indexing and the only professional organization in the United States devoted solely to the advancement of indexing and related methods of information retrieval. When her schedule permits, she gives training workshops and presentations on indexing and related topics. Contact Pilar: pilarw@wymanindexing.com.

Great Indexes for Great Books, in all media -- ¡ahora en español también!
Pilar is an accomplished indexer and has written linked and stand-alone indexes for over 1,000 medical and health titles. She provides indexing for English, French, and Spanish-language materials. Her rates are reasonable and estimates can be provided. Her areas of expertise include:

  • business
  • children's books      
  • clinical medicine      
  • economics      
  • education      
  • health care      
  • history
  • labor studies      
  • mathematics
  • political science      
  • sailing
  • sports
  • technology
  • travel
  • women's studies
  • and current affairs
  • News!

  • The AMA Manual of Style, 10th Edition, a superb guide for authors and editors is available online. I highly recommend this editorial manual, especially for Chapter 13, Medical Indexes.

  • Index-Manager (Idx)
    Coming soon in English, there's an amazing new tool on the market for writing embedded indexes, indexes embedded into the core (Word) document of your book for easy export and linking, especially useful for electronic editions: Index-Manager. Stay tuned for details and links to the English version!

    Upcoming Events

  • Beacon by the Bay, the American Society for Indexing (ASI) 2017 Conference, 15-17 June. Highlights include "Index-Manager (Idx)" demonstration from Katharina Munk and Pilar Wyman, and "Indexing Outside the Box" with Heather Ebbs and Pilar Wyman.

  • The British Society of Indexers (SI) Conference 2017: Celebrating Sixty Years of Indexing, St. Anne's College, Oxford, 21 June. Highlights include "Indexing with added value: linked indexes in e-books: Pilar Wyman (ASI) and Pierke Bosschiester (NIN)" closing session.

  • The Book Index symposium, organised by the Centre for the Study of the Book, Oxford University, 22-23 June. Highlights include "Indexing Now" panel discussion with Ann Kingdom, Ann Hudson, Paula Clarke Bain, Pilar Wyman, and Janice Rayment.

    Latest favorite entries and juxtapositions from an index:

    boogie woogie, 335
    book awards, 352n58
    Boone, Debby, 405
    bush ballads, 508
    Business Week, 213-214
    busking, 369
    -- The Oxford Handbook of Country Music (Stimeling, ed.)

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