Book Indexing Services
Good Indexes Sell Books
A good book index contains all the important topics, subtopics and cross references presented in a meaningful order. Book indexing is a mixture of art and craft, judgment and selection. A good index is a minor work of art but it is also the product of clear thought and meticulous care.
You and your team have worked through months of writing, editing, proofreading, and layout, but there's just one more item before you go to press: the index—an important marketing tool.
Book Indexing Services
Lydia Jason is a generalist with a keen sense of curiosity. She loves learning. She has earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Humanities (the study of art, history, music, literature, philosophy, religion, and language) and has worked as a museum administrator and state-certified classroom teacher. All her life, she has absorbed information and then shared it with others in educational settings. She does the same thing as she creates each index. Every index is written to appeal to reviewers, general readers, and specialists alike.
Ghostwriter, Book Indexer, Copy Editor, Proofreader
AUBREY OTERO has 30+ years of experience as a writer and editor, including fiction, nonfiction, medical, and technical. In the past eight years, she edited and proofread 34 nonfiction books, 32 academic books, 5 college-level textbooks, and 130 academic books.
After obtaining her MA in English Literature and MFA in Creative Writing/Fiction, she began a career as a technical writer, first in geophysics and geology, and later in information technology. Eventually going freelance, she continued her technical writing, and transitioned into journalism, working as Associate Editor/Editor of the Catholic newspaper of San Diego.
Aubrey taught writing at the university level, at the University of California, San Diego Extension program and at the University of Phoenix. With a background teaching fiction writing, she knows how to help develop a writer's voice and can give tried-and-true guidance on plot and story development, creation of believable and memorable characters, and writing with the senses, among other topics vital to writers. Her services include line-by-line editing and proofreading, story editing, stylistic editing (grammar, punctuation, etc.) and, if requested, ghostwriting. She is part cheerleader and part trail guide, encouraging the author's efforts while showing the way to improve the manuscript.
She understands that a writer paying for an editor wants professional feedback, not simply the encouragement typical of family or friends.
Aubrey has edited hundreds of nonfiction and academic books, and dozens of fiction manuscripts, many of which have gone on to be published.