Author Archive | Gwen Henson


ASI Webinar Replay: Successful Subheadings with Fred Leise

September 17, 2014 This webinar will help you improve your indexing skills through an exploration of the world of subheadings. We will focus on three major areas: the purposes of subheadings, characteristics of successful subheadings, and common subheading problems. The core of the presentation is a discussion of 10 heuristics that are easy to follow […]

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2015 ASI Conference Call for Presentation Proposal

THE STATE OF THE ART Seattle, Washington, April 30–May 1 The state of the art of indexing and the publishing world is in constant flux, and keeping up with the evolution of the field requires lifelong learning. The primary source for information and education about indexing is the American Society for Indexing (ASI). At our […]

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ASI Webinar Replay: How to Increase Your Business Using the Indexer’s Best Secret Marketing Weapon

Indexer Locator—Crafting your listing for maximum effect with Connie Binder August 27, 2014 An Indexer Locator listing is one of the easiest and most effective marketing tools available to indexers. Learn what it is and how you can make it work for you. We’ll talk about who searches the Locator and how, statistics on Locator […]

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Indexes in eBooks

ASI’s Digital Trends Task Force has often suggested that indexers ask their clients about eBook versions of the books they are working on. Will they have indexes, if not, why not? In an effort to help provide indexers some responses to what publishers or editors may say, this Executive Summary is being provided. It attempts […]

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ASI Call for Authors

Are you interested in authoring a book—print or electronic—for ASI? The American Society for Indexing (ASI) is looking to expand its list of indexing-related titles. We need your indexing expertise to assist us! As the voice of excellence in indexing and the central resource for indexing, we are expanding our program of guides and handbooks […]

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ASI Webinar Replay: Autoclassification—Information Management Strategies with Seth Maislin

This webinar was presented June 25, 2014 Even the best information management strategies will fail miserably if you don’t get the keywording right. As amounts of valuable content proliferate exponentially, and requirements for precision and context-sensitivity skyrocket in complexity, it is nearly impossible for quality keywording to keep pace. Autoclassification is the only answer, but […]

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2014 ASI Conference—click to see photos

BETTER – FASTER – STRONGER – SMARTER May 1–2, 2014, Charleston, South Carolina Wednesday, April 30, Reception During a reception at the 2014 ASI Conference, John Bryans of Information Today, Inc. presented Enid Zafran with commemorative bookends, created specially by one of her favorite artists, in appreciation for her years of service as editor of […]

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ASI Conference—Download Handouts Now

BETTER – FASTER – STRONGER – SMARTER May 1–2, 2014, Charleston, South Carolina Register today for the 2014 Conference, and download your handouts now. Speaker biographies, presentation descriptions, and further additional information is available via the links below. If you have questions or comments, please contact Kate Mertes at The registration for the conference […]

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ASI Appoints New Book Series Editor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Society for Indexing Appoints New Book Series Editor ASI Immediate Past-President Pilar Wyman to Helm ASI Books, an Expanding Program of How-To Guides and Handbooks for the Professional Indexing, Abstracting, and Taxonomy Communities Print and Digital Titles in the Series Will Continue to Be Published by Information Today, Inc. (ITI) on […]

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ASI Announces Hines Award Recipient for 2014

The Hines Award Committee (Enid L. Zafran, chair and Frances Lennie and Janet Perlman, members) is pleased to announce that Kate Mertes has been chosen as the recipient of the ASI Hines Award for 2014. Kate was nominated by two ASI members, Sandi Schroeder and Elizabeth Walker. Each nominated her without knowing the other person […]

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