This course provides basic information on writing back-of-the-book indexes and working as a professional indexer. It is not intended to substitute for a comprehensive indexing course but is appropriate for individuals wanting to explore indexing as a career. This course will also inform both editors and self-publishing authors by providing an overview of the process of indexing and working with indexers.
This course will enable participants to:
- Understand who indexers are and how they work.
- Become familiar with index structure, format, and specification options.
- Gain familiarity with the process of term selection and writing an index.
- Learn what indexers wish editors and authors knew about indexing.