My fees range from $4.00 – $8.00 per indexable page depending on complexity and level of effort involved. Indexable pages generally include all text pages except front and back material, however illustrations, tables, graphs and photos usually are indexed. Notes may or may not be indexed depending on the book and the author’s preference. Some of the factors to be considered are:

  • Density of material (number of index entries per page)
  • Manuscript page size
  • Types of indexes needed (subject, name/author, title)
  • Subject matter & expected audience (general trade, professional, scientific/technical)
  • Turnaround time (rush jobs—more than 200 pages per week)

I will work with you to determine a fee structure and it may be necessary to see a chapter or two from the middle of the book to determine the complexity and level of effort.

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