As an indexer, I trained with the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Studies, receiving a two-year certificate in the editing program. I am certified by the Institute of Certified Indexers as a highly qualified indexer.
As a taxonomist, I gained experience as an information architect with Argus Associates, learning from two of the founders of the IA field: Louis Rosenfeld and Peter Morville.
I have edited, co-edited, and co-authored dozens of articles and books in the fields of indexing and controlled vocabularies (taxonomies). I regularly present at local and national indexing conferences on such topics as index structure and taxonomy methodologies.
As a member of the American Society for Indexing since 1996, I have served both as a member of the board of directors, and as president (two terms).
I have been creating back-of-book, website, and document indexes for over twenty years. I provide accurate indexes in a timely manner and styled as requested. My clients include both scholarly and trade publishers in a wide variety of fields:
- Accounting guidelines
- American history and culture
- Comparative religion
- Corporate reports
- East Asian politics, history, culture, and literature
- International relations
- Liberal studies
- LGBTQ studies
- Literature and literary history
- Medical texts for general audiences
- Music and music history
- Style manuals
- Technical manuals
My clients include:
Whether you need a taxonomy (controlled vocabulary) for tagging corporate content in a content management system or need to create a product hierarchy for browsing on a retail website, I provide the experience you need.
I have created taxonomies for such organizations and companies as:
- Paula's Choice Skincare
- IGT.com (International Gaming Technologies)
- Family Wealth Library
- Disney Studios
- Scripps Newspapers
- Harpo Productions (Oprah.com)
- Abbott Laboratories
- American Mathematical Society
- Dow Corning
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