The Voice of Excellence in Indexing
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December 17, 2013What’s it all about? That is the question capable indexers must keep in front of them as they work through a text. Kate Mertes will show you how to avoid tangents and stay focused to produce a good index. We'll look at Meta-topics, Ur-topics, Chapter topics, Micro-topics, and Non-topics as a way of organizing entries into a coherent map of the book. You will:
- Learn how to figure out the through-line of the text
- Discover new ways of handling the all-important meta-topic in your index entries
- Master the art of chapter breakdown for faster indexing More »»»
Have you written an excellent index this year for a particularly challenging text? Then consider submitting it for the 2014 ASI/EIS Publishing Award for Excellence in Indexing. Nominations for the award are welcome from indexers or publishers and will be accepted from December 1, 2013, to February 15, 2014. The ASI/EIS Award recognizes the normally More »»»
May 1–2, 2014 Come to the beautiful and historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, May 1–2, 2014, to join with other indexers in a conference devoted to the issues and skills that matter today to those in the information field. To provide the best value for ASI members, we have streamlined the conference structure and More »»»
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