The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Rewriting the book in the index: what does this mean?

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2020), 38, (4), 419–422.

Abstract

A common admonishment for indexers is not to rewrite the book in the index. Stephen Ullstrom examines this advice in terms of exhaustivity, depth of indexing, and specificity. He concludes that instead of focusing on what the index should not be, we should focus on what it should be, which is clear, comprehensive, and appropriate for the text and audience.

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Ullstrom, Stephen