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).
Books I have indexed:
Spin Doctors: How Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic by Nora Loreto
Seven Drafts: Self-Edit Like a Pro From Blank Page to Book by Allison K. Williams (View the index)
Mining Country: A History of Canada’s Mines and Miners by John Sandlos & Arn Keeling
Lyme Disease in Canada: The tick-borne epidemic you need to know about – now! by Brian Owens
I was so happy with Wendy’s indexing skill, her speed, and her fair pricing. She was excellent at making consistent choices to navigate readers, that suited the book. She did a great job and caught some errors my copyeditor and I had missed, a real bonus! I’d absolutely work with Wendy again. Highly recommend!
Wendy brilliantly handled indexing not just subjects, but concepts and ideas.
Readers have actually praised the index!
Allison K Williams
Author of Seven Drafts: Self-Edit Like a Pro from Blank Page to Book
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