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Date/Time Events for Wednesday, April 27, 2011
 

April 27, 2011

3:00 PM to 6:30 PM

 

Registration

 

 

 

April 27, 2011

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 

Table Talk

 

 

 

April 27, 2011

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

Dinner with Someone New – Andreas

 

Meet New People! Great Networking Opportunity!

ASI has made dinner reservations at several local area restaurants for various times and tastes. To keep the groups manageable (so you have a chance to meet everyone at your table), the maximum number for each restaurant reservation is for up to 12 people only. Arrangements have also been made for separate dinner checks. Just sign up through the ASI website. As reservations fill, ASI will add more locations and times.

Andreas’ 
Phone: 401.331.7879
Greek style cuisine with entrees ranging in price from $10 to $20.

 

 

April 27, 2011

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

Dinner with Someone New – Bravo Brasserie

 

Meet New People! Great Networking Opportunity!

ASI has made dinner reservations at several local area restaurants for various times and tastes.To keep the groups manageable (so you have a chance to meet everyone at your table), the maximum number for each restaurant reservation is for up to 12 people only. Arrangements have also been made for separate dinner checks. Just sign up through the ASI website. As reservations fill, ASI will add more locations and times.

Bravo Brasserie 
Phone: 401.490.5112
An American Bistro inspired by French Cafes. Entrees range in price from $15 to $30.

 

 

April 27, 2011

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

Dinner with Someone New – Mediterraneo Caffe

 

Meet New People! Great Networking Opportunity!

ASI has made dinner reservations at several local area restaurants for various times and tastes. To keep the groups manageable (so you have a chance to meet everyone at your table), the maximum number for each restaurant reservation is for up to 12 people only. Arrangements have also been made for separate dinner checks. Just sign up through the ASI website. As reservations fill, ASI will add more locations and times.

Mediterraneo Caffe 
Phone: 401.331.7760
Traditional and contemporary cuisine with a Mediterranean flair with entrees ranging in price from $20 to $30.

 

 

April 27, 2011

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

Dinner with Someone New – Trinity Brewhouse

 

Meet New People! Great Networking Opportunity!

ASI has made dinner reservations at several local area restaurants for various times and tastes. To keep the groups manageable (so you have a chance to meet everyone at your table), the maximum number for each restaurant reservation is for up to 12 people only. Arrangements have also been made for separate dinner checks. Just sign up through the ASI website. As reservations fill, ASI will add more locations and times.

Trinity Brewhouse 
Phone: 401.453.2337
Largest brewery in the state with American style cuisine ranging in price from $10 to $20.

 

Date/Time Events for Thursday, April 28, 2011
 

April 28, 2011

7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

Registration

 

 

 

April 28, 2011

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM

 

Thursday Breakfast (for workshop attendees only)

(for workshop attendees only)

 

 

April 28, 2011

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

 

WS01: CINDEX: I/O Methods and Techniques (Half Day)

Level: Advanced
This workshop will focus on how to incorporate other softwares, utilities and techniques in the preparation of your index with CINDEX. The overall focus will be on saving time and effort. Join us as we guide you through the ins and outs of index preparation with CINDEX.

First, we will explore creative methods for gathering and importing data for index entries. Our objective is to show you how to spend less time on the input process by importing the last edition’s index, gleaning data from PDF files, capturing entries from text, database or spreadsheet files, transporting index files across platforms and between different indexing applications, and repurposing bibliography files for author indexes.

Second, we will provide solutions for how best to backup and archive your work, show ways in which CINDEX can complement the embedding process, and how to export your finished indexes to meet client requirements, including indexes for mounting on websites.

Along the way we will touch on other software and utilities that either work directly with CINDEX or complement its features and functions. We will not provide an in-depth demonstration of the different software programs, but introduce ways in which you can incorporate them into your CINDEX workflow. (These complementary softwares include Adobe products, Microsoft Office Excel, TExtract, DEXembed, WordEmbed, EntryExpander, EasyAccents, IndexCheck and HTML/Prep)

Maria Sullivan 

 

 

April 28, 2011

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

 

WS02: Principles of Indexing

Level: Basic
Learn the foundational principles of indexing and how to apply them effectively and profitably in this highly informational and dynamic workshop. Whether you’re starting your indexing career or just looking for formal instruction, this workshop will fortify you as an indexer and (even more important) an index-thinker. Starting with the Three Easy Steps of Indexing, Seth leads participants to understand the logic and challenges behind all indexing decisions: topic inclusion, subheading construction, page numbers and cross references, language selection, sorting, and usability concerns. Lively in-class discussion is encouraged, and additional topics (tools, careers, deadlines) will be introduced upon request. Hands-on examples are provided, with discussion extending into the indexing of non-print content. Participants will learn how to find balance between the needs of client, indexer, and readers.

Seth Maislin 

 

 

April 28, 2011

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

 

WS03: Taxonomy and Thesaurus Creation

Level: Basic
This workshop will provide the additional information and some of the practice needed for those with indexing or library science backgrounds to start working on creating taxonomies and thesauri. Short practical exercises will be interspersed among the topics. The workshop also includes demonstrations of thesaurus management software: MultiTes, Synaptica, and Data Harmony. Outline: Introduction, Definitions, Term relationships, Wording of terms and their variants, Facets and categories, Sources for terms, Software, Project processes, Related topics, Types of work available, Resources.

Heather Hedden 

 

 

April 28, 2011

1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

 

WS04: On the Ground Sky Indexing

Level: Intermediate
This presentation will examine the features of Sky Indexing as they are used in producing a real index. The example index will be presented in stages, illustrating which features are most useful at each stage. This will include setting up the file, tricks for entering data, entering locators and cross references, core editing commands, file management, editing the index, and formatting the index. Although the presentation will provide the essentials for users new to Sky, the emphasis will be on introducing the full spectrum of features that are commonly used in creating an index.

John Bealle 

 

 

April 28, 2011

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

 

Chapter Leaders Meeting

 

 

 

April 28, 2011

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

 

SIG Leaders Meeting

 

 

 

April 28, 2011

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

 

Thursday New Members/First-Time Attendees Welcome/Orientation

New ASI members and first-time conference attendees are cordially invited to attend an introductory session, to meet with ASI’s officers, board members, and committee chairs and learn about ASI’s programs and services. You will also meet your Conference Buddy at this time.

Buddies are experienced conference-goers who will contact you prior to the conference, spend one-on-one time with you, and introduce you to other conference attendees. Buddies are assigned based on geographic location and indexing interests. For more information about ASI’s buddy program (or to volunteer to be a Buddy), please contact Ina Gravitz or Terry Hudoda, Buddy Program Coordinators, atinagravitz@earthlink.net or terri.hudoba@gmail.com.

 

 

April 28, 2011

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

 

Welcome Reception

Included for those who have registered for the full conference. Workshop attendees or one-day registrants may purchase tickets for the reception. Please see the registration form to purchase tickets.

 

Date/Time Events for Friday, April 29, 2011
 

April 29, 2011

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM

 

Friday Breakfast

 

 

 

April 29, 2011

7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Registration

 

 

 

April 29, 2011

7:45 AM to 8:30 AM

 

Keynote Address: Joshua Tallent

Joshua will give an overview of the eBook market, the current state of indexes in eBooks, and thoughts on the future of indexing and eBooks.

Joshua Tallent 

 

 

April 29, 2011

8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

 

Seminar 1: Cloud Indexing

Level: Advanced
As books change, so do indexes. One vision of the future includes cloud indexing, a process in which indexing work is distributed among several people. Seth Maislin, a past president of ASI, will demonstrate the reasons cloud indexing is likely to catch on soon, and what cloud indexes might just look like.

Seth Maislin 

 

 

April 29, 2011

8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

 

Seminar 2: Keeping Your Indexing Business Alive

Level: Intermediate
What to charge? How to figure your rates and fees? How to negotiate or renegotiate a contract? How to prepare a bid? How to stay competitive? How to handle PR and marketing in this electronic age? Plus the software tools, and staying current (how many monitors do you use?) – the details of maintaining a business can be daunting.

There are many ways a successful freelancers can manage their business. This panel with veteran freelance indexers will address these issues, and more.

Janet Perlman 
Pilar Wyman 

 

 

April 29, 2011

8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

 

Seminar 3: Indexing Online Help in MadCap Flare

Level: Basic
In this session, learn how to use MadCap Flare, aprogram used by technical writers to create onlinehelp, to create online help indexes. We encourage you to follow along on your laptop. If you do not have Flare, you can download a free trial version from MadCap Softwares website. Cheryl will provide students who register further instructions on downloading the software before the conference. At the workshop, you will receive a handout, similar to a step-by-step users manual, so that you can practice the information you learned at home.

Cheryl Landes 

 

 

April 29, 2011

8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

 

Seminar 4: Peer Recognition Awards for Excellence in Indexing

Level: Basic
Beyond the Wilson award, ASI provides no opportunity for peer awards for recognizing excellence in indexing. I feel this is a sad situation. This presentation will describe a method that could be used for soliciting, judging, selecting, and recognizing a “best” index from the submissions entered within a defined (subject matter) category. Such an award program could be implemented by individual SIGs or could become a new ASI committee.

Galen Schroeder 

 

 

April 29, 2011

10:45 AM to 11:30 AM

 

Seminar 5a: Indexes and eBooks Roundtable

Level: Intermediate
Roundtable discussion on eBooks and indexes, co-hosted by Joshua Tallent and Stephen Ingle with Seth Maislin and Jan Wright

Joshua Tallent 
Stephen Ingle 
Seth Maislin 
Jan Wright 

 

 

April 29, 2011

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

 

Seminar 6: DEXembed, WordEmbed, and Word Indexing – From the Front Lines

Level: Intermediate
Learn lessons from a series of recent projects in the CUP environment about what works and doesn’t work so well with each of these programs. For instance, which program works well with DEXembed and which one grinds to a halt, Word 2007 or Word 2010? Is it possible to use both WordEmbed and DEXembed on the same project? Why would you want to do that? Learn ways to make Word behave as a real indexing program. Learn about locator specificity and understand how that applies to each of the three programs. Bring your questions and let us know in advance what you would like to have discussed. We intend for this to be a real working, thinking session. We won’t have all the answers but we will tell you how we have approached that problem or situation – or how we would approach it given past experience with similar situations.

Seth Maislin 
Robert Pfahler 
Richard Shrout 

 

 

April 29, 2011

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

 

Seminar 7: How to Start a Freelance Business – A Personal Reflection

Level: Basic
The basics of opening your freelance indexing business are covered, including skills training, business priorities, finding work, advantages/disadvantages of freelancing, marketing, networking, and the benefits of having your own business.

Frances Lennie 

 

 

April 29, 2011

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

 

Seminar 8: Highlights of Macrex Basics and Its Extraordinary Features

Level: Basic
Macrex version 8 offers more power, control, andflexibility than ever before. From the Unicode roster of diacritics and symbols to word processor files generated by a single keystroke, from Keyboard Macros to Keywords, from Autocomplete to Table of Authority, from Change Headings to Block Delete, the list of features is nearly endless. An indexer, whether working on a book, a journal, an encyclopedia, a centurys worth of newspapers, or a museum collection, is empowered, able to work in a manner best suited to temperament and project needs without the constraints of imposed procedures. Macrex continues to enhance the experience of writing an index, allowing an index to be finished more quickly with fewer keystrokes. Because it isimpossible to experience the power of Macrex in a demonstration each CD distributed at the conference contains the full program (limited to 300 entries per index with no limit on the number of indexes), tutorials, and PowerPoint presentations showing Macrex at work. Additionally, each copy includes 90days of free technical support via email and a toll-free phone number (888-348-4292).

Gale Rhoades 

 

 

April 29, 2011

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM

 

Seminar 5b: Indexing for the Long Haul

Level: Advanced
For over fifty years, the Adams Papers editorial project at the Massachusetts Historical Society has been publishing the diaries, correspondence, and other writings of John and Abigail Adams and their extended family-forty-five volumes to date-with a goal of making these materials as widely accessible as possible. For most readers, the volumes’ indexes have been and will continue to serve as the first point of entry to these rich and important documents. But how do you balance consistency of indexing with evolving standards and changing staff members over a half century? And how do you develop indexes that will be useful to readers not just for today but for another century to come? This talk will discuss how the Adams Papers staff have approached their indexes over the years, how we manage the process itself and how our thinking about the indexes has developed, especially as we work toward digital presentation of material and online cumulative indexes.

Margaret Hogan 

 

 

April 29, 2011

12:15 PM to 1:30 PM

 

Friday Lunch & Wilson Award Presentation

Presentation of the Wilson Award

 

 

April 29, 2011

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

 

Seminar 09: History Indexing: Bringing the Past into the Future

Level: Basic
History is an indexing specialty that crosses disciplinary boundaries, embracing subspecialties as diverse as archaeology, the arts, geography, politics, technology, science, and warfare. Members of the History/Archaeology SIG will discuss topics ranging from the different types of history indexes (scholarly works, trade books, textbooks) to the characteristics of a high-quality history index. We’ll touch on indexing primary source documents, indexing for children and teens, the background and skills needed for this specialty, and working with author/clients. In short, the discussion will be as diverse as the field itself, with plenty of time for questions.

Carolyn Weaver 
Connie Binder 
Ina Gravitz 
Margie Towery 

 

 

April 29, 2011

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

 

Seminar 10: CINDEX: Different Points of View

Level: Intermediate
This session will explore common features and functions of CINDEX from the differing work perspectives of two experienced indexers: Maria Sullivan who uses the Windows version of CINDEX and Frances Lennie who indexes with CINDEX for Mac. From starting a new index, through adding and editing entries, to saving and export of the final index, each will share some of their distinctive approaches and tips. Equal time will be given to both versions of the program.

Maria Sullivan 
Frances Lennie 

 

 

April 29, 2011

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

 

Seminar 11: Legal Indexing: Past, Present and Future

Level: Intermediate
A look at the transformations within the legal indexing specialty. How do publishers see the future of legal indexing? How are the rules of the game changing? How can freelancers position themselves to succeed in this field going forward?

Joanne Rhoton 
Mary Wendt 
Chuck Knapp 
Lori Murphy 

 

 

April 29, 2011

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

 

Seminar 12: Semi-automatic back-of-book indexing with TExtract

Level: Intermediate
This presentation will outline the semi-automatic indexing procedure implemented in TExtract with a focus on hybrid manual and automated indexing methods, and will show a few special features such as the automatic updating of an index using a revised document.

Harry Bego 

 

 

April 29, 2011

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

 

Seminar 13: Indexing as a Balancing Act

Level: Basic
WordCo founder and CEO Steve Ingle provides an updated version of his popular presentation given at the New England ASI Spring 2009 meeting. The presentation focuses on the many factors that indexers have to consider, including client specifications, space limitations, time constraints, audience, content and style. Special attention is given to workflow and avoiding “projects from hell.” The presentation concludes with a panel comprising of WordCo indexers Autumn Winslow and Bill Morrison, WordCo project manager Kathy Barry-Shannon, as well as Steve.

Stephen Ingle 
Autumn Winslow 
Bill Morrison 
Kathy Barry-Shannon 

 

 

April 29, 2011

3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

 

Seminar 14a: Spanish Language Indexing

Level: Intermediate
Names such as Bartolome del Bono – one reference says list him as “Bono, Bartolome del,” but the author refers to him as “Del Bono” though in his book “del” isn’t capitalized – yes, of course, claro que si, Spanish can be confusing!

This workshop with veteran Latina indexers will talk about the Spanish-language indexing market, rates and indexing conventions for Spanish-language materials, indexing Hispanic names and other issues in Spanish such as handling prepositions, Spanish writing style and wordiness (did you know Spanish uses 20% more words than English to say the same thing?), and more.

Janet Perlman 
Pilar Wyman 

 

 

April 29, 2011

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

 

Seminar 15: Marketing Your Business Through Social Networking

Level: Basic
During the past five years, social networking has grown rapidly in popularity. Today, it’s an essential component in promoting small businesses and finding work.

In this presentation, Cheryl Landes, a freelance technical writer and indexer who has used social networking successfully to land paying projects, introduces us to the three most popular sites: LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. She also explains how to use each site for marketing yourself and your business effectively and to find clients and paying projects.

Cheryl Landes 

 

 

April 29, 2011

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

 

Seminar 16: Controlled Vocabularies and Indexing in Large Operations

Level: Basic
This panel, moderated by Heather Hedden, presents periodical/database indexing from the database vendor/publisher side.

Kristi Reilly of The New York Times will give an overview of the taxonomy and indexing operations at The New York Times website.

Mark Gauthier of H.W. Wilson will discuss the role of controlled vocabularies and metadata in enhancing delivery of highly relevant results, taking into consideration indexing philosophy, grammar and syntax of subject headings, relevance-ranking algorithms, and “more like this” searching.

Mark Hyer of ProQuest will describe the “deep indexing” process of tables, figures, charts, graphs, and maps to provide granular access to scientific, technical, and medical (STM) article content.

James Whitfield of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) PsychINFO will focus on APA’s approach to tightly controlled vocabulary, the research that goes into addition of terms, use of machine-aided indexing to bring about consistency, and rigorous training for indexers.

Heather Hedden 
Mark Gauthier 
Kristi Reilly 
James Whitfield 
Mark Hyer 

 

 

April 29, 2011

4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

 

Seminar 14b: Transformation from Within

Have you ever considered yoga but didn’t know if it was for you? Here is a chance to try simple yoga moves in a friendly, relaxed environment. This session is sponsored by Seth Maislin.

Seth Maislin 

 

 

April 29, 2011

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

 

SIG Meetings

Meet with your fellow SIG members. Individual SIG meeting times and room locations will be posted at the conference.

 

 

April 29, 2011

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

 

Reception and Poster Presentations (exhibits open)

Included for those who have registered for the full conference. Workshop attendees or one-day registrants may purchase tickets for the reception. Please see the registration form to purchase tickets.

 

Date/Time Events for Saturday, April 30, 2011
 

April 30, 2011

7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

Registration

 

 

 

April 30, 2011

7:00 AM to 7:45 AM

 

Saturday Breakfast and Business Meeting

The bylaws require that ASI hold an annual business meeting, at which reports of the Board of Directors, auditor, and treasurer are made, the election results are announced, and the floor open for the general business of ASI. This year the business meeting will be during Saturday’s breakfast.

 

 

April 30, 2011

7:45 AM to 8:30 AM

 

Keynote presentation with Erin McKean – About Aboutness

About Aboutness: how do we decide what something is “really about”? What does ‘meaning’ mean, and how do we know when we’ve found it? We need less epistemology, and more examples (especially at 7:30 a.m.)!

Erin McKean 

 

 

April 30, 2011

8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

 

Seminar 17: Shaking the Tree: Case Studies of Taxonomies in Action

Level: Advanced
Learn by example at this inside look at the work performed by taxonomists. Using a series of short case studies, the members of the taxonomy panel will demonstrate what in-use taxonomies really look like, how they’re managed, and what they do. Don’t let the jargon throw you; come see for yourselves what taxonomy really means.

Seth Maislin 
Heather Hedden 
Ceilyn Boyd 
Jan Wright 
Christine Connors 

 

 

April 30, 2011

8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

 

Seminar 18: Hunting the Elusive Wilson – Part I

Level: Basic
This two-part session will review the index evaluation criteria for the H. W. Wilson Award for Excellence in Indexing. What do the criteria mean? How can they be applied in our day-to-day indexing? We ask those who sign up to commit to participating in both parts of this presentation, as they are designed to work together. In this first part, we will review the criteria, looking at examples. Next, we will divide into small groups and brainstorm about what we might expect to find in the indexes that we’ll be reviewing in the second part. Please note: Due to the in-depth nature of the process, the presenters have asked for this to be a closed session limited to the first 30 people who sign up.

Margie Towery 
Kay Schlembach 

 

 

April 30, 2011

8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

 

Seminar 19: Saving Time with Regular Expressions

Level: Intermediate
Regular Expressions (or Regex) is a method for matching strings of characters in text-based software programs. It is much like using wildcard symbols in search and replace operation. This workshop will explore ways to use Regex to prepare index data for importing into indexing software. It arises from interest in an article I wrote describing this process. The basic rules of Regex will be outlined and then applied to concrete examples. The goal is to be able to convert a pdf proof set to text and then import data from it into the index.

John Bealle 

 

 

April 30, 2011

8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

 

Seminar 20: Embedded Indexing in FrameMaker

Level: Basic
In this session, learn how to use Adobe FrameMaker to create embedded indexes. We encourage you to follow along on your laptop. If you do not have FrameMaker, you can download a free trial version from Adobe’s website. Cheryl will provide students who register further instructions on downloading the software before the conference. At the workshop, you will receive a handout, similar to a step-by-step user’s manual, so that you can practice the information you learned at home.

Cheryl Landes 

 

 

April 30, 2011

8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

 

Seminar 21: Breaking into Indexing

Level: Basic
Heather Ebbs will monitor a panel made of six working indexers to discuss how they prepared to be an indexer. Focus will be on indexing education, business set-up, and getting those initial clients and indexing projects.

Heather Ebbs 
Andrea Jones 
Jennifer Spanier 
Judith McConville 
Mary Wendt 
Cynthia Col 

 

 

April 30, 2011

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

 

Seminar 22: Bend and Stretch: Reach for the Stars

Repetitive stress injuries threaten many careers, and indexers aren’t immune. Stiff necks, sore thumbs, and elbow or shoulder issues are problems that might seem minor at first but can quickly escalate. This presentation guides participants in simple stretching exercises recommended by experts to prevent muscular microtraumas that can accumulate and lead to serious trouble. Also included is information on lighting, seating, desk and chair height, and equipment, all chosen with neutral ergonomics in mind.

Cathy Seckman 

 

 

April 30, 2011

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

 

Seminar 23: Hunting the Elusive Wilson – Part II

Level: Basic
This two-part session will review the index evaluation criteria for the H. W. Wilson Award for Excellence in Indexing. In this second part, we will apply the same criteria used in the Wilson judging to review indexes of a variety of types, ending with a discussion of what each group finds. Please note: Due to the in-depth nature of the process, the presenters have asked for this to be a closed session limited to the first 30 people who register for both parts of the presentation.

Margie Towery 
Kay Schlembach 

 

 

April 30, 2011

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

 

Seminar 24: Going Global: Working in a Multilingual and Multicultural World

Level:Intermediate
Periodical/database indexing, a skill that can provide an additional source of income or become a full time position. The panelists will cover a variety of topics related to periodical/database indexing with a particular emphasis on the challenges in dealing with foreign language materials, Spanish and Portuguese personal names, and working for a database based in another country.

Ruby Gutierrez 
Linda Dunn 
Devon Thomas 

 

 

April 30, 2011

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

 

Seminar 25: Work-Family Balance

This workshop gives practical advice on how to create a boundary between work and family. Everyone says they would like to work from home, but in reality it takes some good discipline to make this work smoothly. This presentation covers practical tips on how to balance work, exercise, vacations, meals, children and housework.

Terry Casey 

 

 

April 30, 2011

10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

 

Seminar 26: Reference Frustrations

Please bring your reference frustrations to this conference session! Erin McKean, the founder of Wordnik, will talk about the reference frustrations that led her to start a new online dictionary, and will help troubleshoot your frustrations, too.

Erin McKean 

 

 

April 30, 2011

12:15 PM to 1:45 PM

 

Lunch & International Updates

The luncheon will include international updates from representatives of the International Indexing Societies.

 

 

April 30, 2011

1:45 PM to 3:15 PM

 

Seminar 27: SKY Index Professional v7.0: What’s New and What It Can Do

Level: Intermediate
You’ll be introduced to some of the excitingnew features in the latest release of SKY IndexProfessional and get to see how they can save you time with live demonstrations. Some of the new features youll get to see are: The new Edit View (Edit your index in a way thats similar to editing in a word processor); The Browse Pane (compare two sets of index entries side-by-side); The Consume Subheadings command (delete all subheadings of a main heading but keep the locators), and much more.

Kamm Schreiner 

 

 

April 30, 2011

1:45 PM to 3:15 PM

 

Seminar 28: Real-Life Marketing

Level: Basic
Two indexers will describe how they established their businesses and how they maintain them in the current economic conditions. Bonnie Hanks will present a step-by-step process of how she entered the business of indexing, how she marketed herself when she started her business, and how she markets herself now that she is established. Over the past five years, Sarah Schott has been able to build a successful indexing business. Without any real samples or indexing work experience, Sarah was able to land indexing jobs almost immediately after finishing the indexing course at NYU. She believes in constant marketing and has gained a steadily growing client base. In 2010, her efforts allowed her to leave the corporate world and begin indexing full time. She will tell her story and share the methods, tips and tricks that she has found to be effective in her ongoing quest to snag new work.

Bonnie Hanks 
Sarah Schott 

 

 

April 30, 2011

1:45 PM to 3:15 PM

 

Seminar 29: Updating and Reflowing Indexes: The Three-Screen Method

Level: Basic
Stronger, faster, smarter, better? WordCo’s three-screen method of updating or reflowing indexes saves you time by conserving the best of the previous index while correcting any shortfalls, and it ensures a complete, high-quality finished product. We’ll show you when you can use the three-screen method, what you need to do it — it’s less than you think — and step-by-step how to do it.

Barbara Holloway 
Dawn Tessmer 

 

 

April 30, 2011

1:45 PM to 3:15 PM

 

Seminar 30: On-line Help Indexing in Adobe RoboHelp

Level: Basic
In this session, learn how to use Adobe RoboHelp, a program used by technical writers to create online help, to create online help indexes. We encourage you to follow along on your laptop. If you do not have Flare, you can download a free trial version from Adobe’s website. Cheryl will provide students who register further instructions on downloading the software before the conference. At the workshop, you will receive a handout, similar to a step-by-step user’s manual, so that you can practice the information you learned at home.

Cheryl Landes 

 

 

April 30, 2011

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 

Trolley Tour of Providence

 

Enjoy a guided tour through Providence’s rich and exciting history as you relax aboard a classic red trolley. While on board you’ll go by the First Baptist Church in America, pass the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, cruise along riverfront and waterfront, steer through Federal Hill (Providence’s historic Italian District), coast through “Mile of History”(Benefit Street), motor around the Arts and Entertainment District, visit Roger Williams National Park, view Old State House- as well as the current one, and discover the beginnings of a Nation.

This tour is limited to 25 people .

 

 

 

April 30, 2011

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

 

Walking Tour of Downcity Live

The Providence Renaissance has come downtown. Most of the Providence commercial center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places—a unique honor. Everything old is new again and very much “alive” in a re-imagined and very exciting Providence: a city with an important past and a bright future. The “Downcity” walking tour features a fascinating mix of architecture, public art, waterfront development, cart paths turned into glorious streets, and hard luck and good luck stories galore.

This tour is limited to 15 participants.