Book indexes are created for publishers by freelancers who work at home. Indexers are scarce and their skills are in demand. There is a wide range of fees, schedules, and subject matter, offering tremendous flexibility. An aptitude for indexing includes the ability to organize concepts and the desire to work independently. No previous editorial, indexing, or computer experience is necessary to take this workshop. For more information on what indexing is like, see Is Indexing For You
This is a video of an actual workshop. It:
The cost of the video is $179 (+ shipping & handling) and includes unlimited free phone consults.
In the video you'll learn:
HOW TO INDEX
A short introduction to the overall method. Most of the workshop is devoted to doing exercises. You learn how to choose entries and develop indexing judgment. Extensive discussion allows you to hear how other people index and get feedback on entries you hadn't thought of. The course comes with a 30-page course book so you can review and practice at home.
HOW TO MARKET YOUR SERVICES
A lengthy discussion of how to find clients, market your services (including sample letters to publishers from former successful students), and negotiate fees and schedules. You learn how to establish your business and develop professional attitudes in the field of indexing.
ABOUT INDEXING SOFTWARE
What dedicated indexing software will and will not do for you. If you do not own a computer, you can try a few indexes without one.
For a review of the video by a member of the American Society of Indexers, bookmark this page and then click here.
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You'll receive the video plus a complete workshop package of coursebook and exercises
Video orders should be mailed to Susan Holbert, 24 Harris St., Waltham, MA 02452-6105
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