The Accidental Indexer (The Accidental Library) by Nan Badgett,Margie Towery

By Nan Badgett,Margie Towery

"An enlightening, A-to-Z examine what indexing involves—including the instruments of the alternate, the numerous technical and way of life demanding situations indexers face, and what it takes to develop into a profitable indexer."
—William Keenan Jr.,
Editorial Freelancers Association

With The unintentional Indexer, Nan Badgett has written the definitive advisor to the indexing career. Badgett offers a clear-eyed assessment of the sector, describes a variety of specialties, stocks insights from her fellow “accidental” indexers, and provides a wealth of savvy suggestion on beginning and operating a contract indexing enterprise. You’ll locate thoughts for staying on closing date, preserving work–life stability, taking part and subcontracting, and growing new paintings possibilities. moreover, Badgett recommends very important resources—and offers valuable varieties and checklists—on such issues as education improvement, selling your prone, handling a number of tasks, contracting with consumers, and making sure index quality.

"A splendidly informative evaluate of the trials and rewards of the indexing career and of the self sufficient, clever those that perform it."
—Charlee Trantino, Wilson Award Winner for Excellence in
Indexing, and President, American Society for Indexing

"All new indexers must have books on their shelf: Mulvany’s and Badgett’s. That dynamic mix covers all of the fundamentals of ways to index and the way to start an indexing career."
—Kari Kells, indexing instructor
and co-author, inside of Indexing

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