- Key Words, bulletin of the American Society for Indexing (ASI)
ASI is the only professional organization in the United States solely devoted to the advancement
of indexing. Their award-winning site includes lists of conferences and workshops, online
indexing tools and resources, indexing-related publications, and contact information for ASI.
- Key Words: What Are
Your Key Words?
In the archives of Kathryn Kraemer Troutman, a Resume Expert, you'll find this article on the
relationship between indexing and key words, as commonly used for describing job skills.
"Knowing your key words and skills will be critical to the success of your next job search,"
Troutman says, just as critical as in any information search.
- Business-Related Indexing Special Interest Group of the American Society of Indexers
The Business-Related Indexing SIG of ASI provides publicity for members, a resource for job referrals, networking and information exchange, professional development, and advance awareness of quality indexes for business-related publications. Their web site includes a directory of indexers who specialize in the indexing of business subjects such as accounting, marketing, management, corporate law, finance, banking, or investing as well as
- Famous Answers to Frequently Asked
Questions About Indexing
This is a collection of quotes I've accumulated over the years: On the Need for and on the Value
of Indexes, On Indexing, On Indexers, on Indexes in Fiction, and On Freelancers and
- Famous and Favorite
Rolf's Date: I can read you like an open book.
Rolf Fusco: You may find that I'm difficult to read.... when I had my appendix out, I also had
them remove my index.
The Fusco Brothers
What is the true role of the indexer?
Are you curious about "Indexes, importance of"? or "Indexers, who are they?" Check
this page for more examples of quality indexing, both serious and humorous, real and
"The Index," by J.G. Ballard
- HTML Indexing -- a few hints on what it's all
The title says it all. This is an article I wrote for Kevin Broccoli, Broccoli Information Management's HTML Indexing course. You'll find the article at the website for the Web Indexing SIG (Special Interest Group) of ASI, which promotes the human indexing of the web and HTML documents and serves web indexers and web indexing worldwide. Their web site includes resources for indexers, sample web indexes, and a directory of web indexers.
- Indexing FAQ (Frequently
Asked/Answered Questions) File
As NetGuide says, this "extensive FAQs covers the art of the practice, as well as the
prosaic questions of salary, freelancing, and building a clientele."
- Indexing Research
Home of the renowned CINDEX software for professional indexers. --I use it and I wouldn't
index without it. To exchange tips, tricks, and techniques to help better use Cindex, try the Cindexusers list.
This listserv is a forum for aspiring and professional indexers. Participants share information and
ideas relating to all aspects of indexing and the business of indexing. To subscribe to INDEX-L,
send the message "subscribe INDEX-L
[your name]" to: email@example.com.
- Index-Manager (Idx)
There's an amazing new tool on the market for writing embedded indexes, indexes embedded into the core (Word) document for easy export and linking: Index-Manager. Stay tuned for details and links to the English version!
list is a community for beginning and experienced indexers who talk about the USDA course
and other topics related to indexer education. List moderator Dan Connolly has put together a FAQ for IndexStudents that is very thorough
and covers all the basics for anybody starting out in the business.
- Inside Indexing
Inside Indexing: The Decision-Making Process by Sherry Smith and Kari Kells, about the decision-making process of writing indexes for books, serves as a window into the minds of two back-of-the-book indexers as they each indexed the same text.
- Other Indexers
Information sources on the 'Net also include other professional indexers. Here is a listing of some
of my indexing colleagues' home pages which are especially informative.
- Science and Medicine SIG (Special Interest
Group) (Sci/Med SIG) of ASI
The Sci/Med SIG Web site resource guide is quite useful, as is its listing of indexers who
specialize in science and medicine.
- Society of Technical Communication
Indexing Special Interest Group
The purpose of the STC Indexing SIG is to help each other learn more about writing good
indexes through communication, education, and publication. Their web site includes previous
issues of their excellent, informative newsletter A to Z: The Newsletter of STC's Indexing
- Sports-Fitness Indexing Special Interest Group
The Sports-Fitness Indexing SIG of ASI serves as a network for indexers who work in the areas of sports,
fitness, and related areas, including sports medicine and physical therapy. Their web site includes a directory of sports-fitness indexers as well as
Home of the semi-automatic back-of-the-book indexing tool TExtract.