Professional Book Indexing
The Last Word specializes in creating professional back-of-the-book indexes for publishers, packagers, organizations, and authors. Proofreading and book design services are also available. I'm a member of the American Society for Indexing and I have the qualifications to ensure that your index will be thoughtful, accurate, and well-crafted.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about book indexing or my services. If you would like to request a quote, my quote request form may be emailed, faxed, or simply used as a guide when you call to discuss your project.
What exactly is an index?
An index is much more than an alphabetical list of topics with page numbers attached... at least, it should be. A good index is a road map that leads both experts and novices to every pertinent piece of information, regardless of the point of departure and without dead ends or detours."
- American Society for Indexing
An index is a systematic arrangement of terms selected to help a reader locate information efficiently. A carefully crafted index will reflect the voice of the author and anticipate the needs of the reader.
For more information there is a helpful article about the Uses and Benefits of a Good Index provided by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of ASI.