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

View a Sample Index.

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.

Ashley Bernicky

Production Editor at James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers | Formac Publishing Company Limited