About Me

I have a broad business and computer background which allows efficient indexing in a wide range of subjects. My background includes computer software development, technical writing, and project management in the telecommunications, help-desk, banking, income tax, healthcare billing, and real estate industries.

Areas of competence include, but are not limited to, accounting, biographies, business, computers, economics, history, medical, philosophy, psychology, political science, religion, scholarly book, textbooks, and travel.

I use the following reference materials unless otherwise specified by the client.
• Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary
• Chicago Manual of Style
• Words into Type

Affiliations:

American Society for Indexing (ASI), 2004 – present

  • National Board of Directors, 2013-2015
  • Rocky Mountain Chapter chair, 2007-2010
  • Business Special Interest Group
  • History and Archaeology Special Interest Group
  • Below Lone Tree Peer Review Group

Education:

  • University of Phoenix, BA in Business Management
  • USDA Graduate School Basic Indexing
  • American Society for Indexing continuing education
  • Indexing Boot Camp with Enid Zafran

Workshops:

September 2012 – “Ten Principles for Creating Better Indexes” presented by two-time Wilson Award winner Margie Towery

October 2011 – “Indexing in the Digital Age” presented by Sarah Myers, Judy Gordon, and Jan Wright

September 2010 – “Aboutness in Indexing” presented by Kate Mertes

October 2009 – “Polishing Your Index” presented by Enid Zafran

October 2008 – “Embedded Indexing – Under the Covers” presented by Lucie Haskins

October 2007 – “Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies” presented by Fred Leise

October 2006 – “Decision Making in Index Design” presented by Sherry Smith and Kari Kells, authors of “Inside Indexing: The Decision-Making Process”

October 2005 – “Perspectives on Book Indexing: Best Practices and Business Nuts and Bolts” by Nancy Mulvany and Gale Rhoades

September 2004 – “Facing the Text: Content Analysis and Entry Selection” by Do Mi Stauber

May 2004 ASI National Conference – Alexandria VA
“Indexing for Beginners” by Kay Schlembach