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The salient points in a text are organized in its index, drawing the reader into the subject, inviting further reading. The skill of indexing is an ability to analyze, prioritize, synthesize, and localize the concepts in a text. I prepare back-of-the-book indexes for scholarly, academic, and trade publications. Specialty subjects and genres include music, history, and  biography.

Skills Summary

  • Certificate of Completion, Indexing Training Course, American Society for Indexing, 2019

  • Editing Certificate, Simon Fraser University, 2018

  • Member, Indexing Society of Canada/Société canadienne d'indexation (ISC/SCI)

  • Member, American Society for Indexing (ASI)

  • Member, Pacific Northwest Chapter, ASI

Education

  • B.A. (Music Theory and History), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  • A.R.C.T. (Piano Performance), Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada

Other Work Experience

  • over 35 years of executive and legal assistance in Canadian and UK law firms