How to Contract with a Book Indexer

Just like it sounds

Information for Authors

Guiding you through the process

An Index or a Concordance?

That's the question

Rate-Setting: A Rationale

Figuring it all out

Index. By Anonymous

Giving credit where credit is due

Toward a Standard Measure of Index Density:

Proposal for measuring depth of indexing

Word for Word Book Services

provides professional back-of-the-book indexing for the publishing community. I work with authors, editors, publishers, book packagers, and other publishing professionals to provide a freelance book index that meets your needs. I have been meeting deadlines and providing comprehensive and thoughtful indexes since 1998.

Look over the rest of the site, where many of your questions may be answered (particularly look at some of the articles on book indexing that I’ve written and at my indexing rates). Then send me an email or give me a call and I can answer any further questions that you may have, and help you schedule your project.

Additionally, I can manage larger indexing projects that may require a team of indexers. I have a number of trusted colleagues with whom I have done such projects quite successfully.

Finally, I can refer you to other publishing professionals to help you complete other aspects of your project including proofreading, design, photography, and editing.

Word for Word Book Services is here to meet your indexing needs. I’m here to answer your questions and ensure that the indexing is one thing you won’t have to worry about. If your book isn’t a good match for my services, I’ll let you know, and I’ll help you find the right indexer for the job.