Working with diacritics while writing an index can be a challenge, but savvy indexers discover how to use their indexing program to best advantage. Once you learn how to handle diacritics efficiently, you’ll increase your speed, leading to enhanced production. Ælfwine Mischler will show you how troubling diacritics can be smoothly included in your index.
ASI Webinar: An Introduction to Abstracting—A Way to Enhance Your Indexing on September 28 with Lisa Ryan. Abstracting is an indexing specialty that adds value to a document by providing a summary and bibliographic detail of the work. Abstracts are formal summaries, giving a brief objective summary of the essential content of a book or […]
A good marketing plan for indexers should include more than a letter-writing campaign and the dreaded cold calls. Even savvy marketers are often missing a key part of their plan: establishing yourself as an expert. When faced with a multitude of indexers in the mix for a single project, you need to be proactive in […]
Using Tablets for Marking Up. Learn how to use a tablet to mark up PDFs for back-of-the-book indexing. Joan Shapiro will demonstrate using an Apple iPad and Windows PC, but will also provide information about using alternate types of hardware. If you mark up pages of the books you index, this is a great technique […]
Replay available now. “Sources: Evaluating for Reliability” with Kelly Delevan. With the rise of misinformation and disinformation on the open web, it is becoming increasingly difficult to determine the credibility of information sources. Kelly Delevan, Information Literacy Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries, will guide participants through a series of tools and techniques that can be […]
Replay available now. As you launch into your planning, what do the current trends in electronic and print publishing mean for the indexing industry? What new markets can you tap into? For example, is the growth of self-publishing an emerging indexing market? Diana Witt takes a look ahead and helps you chart your course. This […]
THIS WEBINAR REPLAY IS FREE FOR ASI MEMBERS. Please watch this informative and educational webinar in which we review the basics of Individual/Family and Group/Business coverage options offered to ASI members through the partnership with LIG Solutions. You will be surprised to learn what options you have today for not only major medical but a […]
Replay available now. This webinar explains potential difficulties in indexing both modern and premodern Arabic names. What do you do with the definite article and its variants? What is Al when it’s not an article? What names must not be split? When and where do you invert names? The materials for this webinar are based […]
Replay available now. Running an indexing business is a challenging task. The path to success depends on various factors, including effective marketing, strong customer relations, sound project management, thoughtful organization of the office space, and responsible financial management. All those factors, however, should align with a unique business strategy and a set of actions that […]
Replay available now. Demand for Indexes Locorum is on the rise, and publishers are finding it hard to locate indexers able and willing to construct these finicky texts. This webinar will introduce you to a whole new profitable world of indexing.