I charge per indexable page. My rates vary according to various parameters, such as:
- Number of words per indexable page
- Complexity and depth of the subject
- Type of book (trade/textbook or academic work)
- Desired length of the index
- Specifications of the index (style guide or any special requirements)
- Timescale for the index
For a quote, please send me a general description or abstract of the book to be indexed, with a sample in PDF format (preferably 10–15 pages from the middle of the book).
View a Sample Index here.
Wendy is a proficient indexer who follows instructions well, submits work on time, and is a great communicator. She has even helped us find errors missed earlier on in the production process. It’s a joy to work with her and I look forward to having her do more indexes in the future.
Production Editor at James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers | Formac Publishing Company Limited