A Guide for the Freelance Indexer: Book Chat with April Michelle Davis

A Guide for the Freelance Indexer by April Michelle Davis, NAIWE Expert
Have you considered becoming an indexer or adding indexing to your list of freelance skills? NAIWE Social Media Marketing Expert April Michelle Davis has just written a guide on this highly specialized and much needed professional skill, and she joined us for a Book Chat on The Freelance Life on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. EST. We discussed April’s new book, the business of freelance indexing, book marketing, and the process of becoming a successful freelance editor and indexer.

Here is the recording for the show:

A Guide for the Freelance Indexer

Here is a look at what will you learn in this helpful guide:

  • Writing and organizing the index
  • Setting up an index entry
  • Editing the index
  • Dealing with content
  • Working with electronic tools
  • Professional standards and best practices for your freelance business

A Guide for the Freelance Indexer is based on many years of study, indexing, and teaching. Author April Michelle Davis holds a master’s of professional studies degree in publishing from George Washington University as well as certificates in editing, book publishing, and professional editing. She has also completed the “Basic Indexing” course at the USDA Graduate School and “Indexing: Theory and Application” at the University of California, Berkeley. A member of the American Society for Indexing, April is chair-elect for the Mid-South Atlantic chapter of ASI.

A Guide for the Freelance Indexer is not only an important book for anyone embarking on an indexing career, or considering such a move, but also for editors and writers who work with indexers or need to evaluate the quality of an index.

NAIWE members: If you would like to schedule a Book Chat or Success Story interview, please contact us at support@NAIWE.com.


Book Chat: Susan Bowman, Author of Lady Father

Join us on The Freelance Life as we talk with NAIWE member Susan Bowman, author of the memoir, Lady Father. We’ll talk about the book and its unique title and the writing process and how it impacted Susan’s life. We’ll also touch on marketing tips she’s has found helpful, and maybe even a few tips for other writers who are planning to write a memoir.

We interviewed Susan at 3:30 p.m. EDT on The Freelance Life, Wednesday, 7 December 2011. She has a great story, and shared a number of helpful writing and marketing tips. Here’s the recording:

Lady Father by Susan Bowman

Susan writes, “Lady Father” is a narrative account of my journey through the ordination process in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia of the 1980’s and the subsequent years of ordained ministry.  As the first female admitted to the ordination process by the Rt. Rev. C. Charles Vaché, seventh Bishop of Southern Virginia, who was then a strong and vocal opponent of the ordination of women, I was a “reluctant pioneer.” Read more . . .

NAIWE members: Have you recently published a book? The Book Chat is an informal interview about your book, your writing process, and your publishing story. Once it’s complete, you may download it and post it on your website and/or blog for the enjoyment of potential readers. It’s a benefit for members only.