Book Indexing for Quality Indexes that Increase Sales
“It is easy enough to make an index, as it is to make a broom of odds and ends, as rough as oat straw; but to make an index tied up tight, and that will sweep well into the corners, isn’t so easy.” –John Ruskin
How Is an Index Like a Roadmap?
An indexer creates a roadmap to all the pertinent information in your document and arranges it so readers can find what they need quickly and easily. Even if they look up the wrong word!
I have been indexing since 1993—over 800 comprehensive and carefully edited indexes, delivered on time. Contact me for information on indexing trade books, textbooks, reference books, periodicals, technical manuals, scholarly books, and corporate literature. A carefully crafted index makes the project you slaved over accessible to your readers. Whether you’re publishing your book through a mainstream publisher or self-publishing, if your roadmap is getting you nowhere, contact me today.
The Roberts Vision
Stradivarius violin vs. Hohner harmonica; day spa vs. strip-mall beauty salon; French brie vs. "cheez" spread. Quality matters. My vision is to help discerning editors and authors take their book projects to the next level.
The Roberts Mission
I’m in the information retrieval business. My customers are people who produce information: authors, editors, publishers, historians, technical writers, and marketing people. I offer what most other indexers are unable to: 23 years in the business, including editing experience; indexes tailored to your audience rather than cookie-cutter style; and the kind of attention to detail that you expect from one who truly knows her craft. Although indexing began as a cottage industry, my business takes it to the highest level of professionalism.