Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (The)

Authors and indexing

Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (The) (2009), 27, (2), 80–83.

Abstract

Why do authors choose to index their own books? How do their indexes differ from professional indexers’? And what do they think of the indexes compiled for their books? An author turned indexer offers some observations.

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Chicago (1993) The Chicago manual of style, 14th edn. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Google Scholar

Curran, S. and Curnow, R. (1983) The Penguin computing book. London: Penguin/Allen Lane. The Penguin computing book Google Scholar

Finch, P. (1987) How to publish yourself. London: Allison & Busby. How to publish yourself Google Scholar

HMSO (1985) Authors’ guide, 2nd edn. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. Google Scholar

Macmillan (1977) Advice to authors: academic and reference books in the arts and social sciences. Basingstoke: Macmillan. Advice to authors: academic and reference books in the arts and social sciences Google Scholar

Phipps, C. (2008/9) Indexing, the art of. London Library Magazine 2(Winter): 20–1. Indexing, the art of London Library Magazine 2 20 1 Google Scholar

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Curran, Susan