Chapter Meetings and Contacts

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(Official chapter names are in CAPS.)

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CHICAGO-GREAT LAKES CHAPTER

Contact: Jim Fuhr at chicagogreatlakes@asindexing.org

URL: http://www.chicagogreatlakesindexers.org

Core Region: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin

Chicago/Great Lakes Chapter Virtual Meeting

Indexing Mars Exploration While It Is Happening

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
7:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 p.m. Central)

Registration closes December 5.

Speakers: Jessica Hinds-Bond and Enid L. Zafran

 

Jessica, a member of the Chicago Chapter of ASI, won the 2022 Purple Pen Award for New Indexers, an annual competition run by the Institute of Certified Indexers. She will talk about the challenges she faced in writing the index to Discovering Mars published by the University of Arizona Press. In addition to facing a book outside her knowledge-base, Jessica had to deal with a text that was undergoing rewrites while she was indexing it. Also, the Press had a length limit that required her to exclude valid entries. These are problems that long-time indexers face, so her discussion will be of interest to indexers at all levels of experience. We encourage attendees to describe how they have handled similar issues.

Enid L. Zafran, an indexer with forty years of experience, has served as a judge for the Purple Pen Contest since its inception nine years ago. She will explain the judging process and the most common problems in the work of newer indexers. Enid served as the head of ASI Publications for many years and her name is well-known to both those entering the field from her popular title Starting an Indexing Business and to experienced indexers from the series which she edited, Index It Right!

COST & REGISTRATION
Registration is open to all ASI and ISC members. Please provide your name and email address to jfuhr@earthlink.net. There is no charge for C/GL members. Fees are $5.00 for other chapter members, $10.00 for non-ASI-members; please pay registration fees here. Registration ends December 5.

LOCATION
Registrants will receive a Zoom link on December 6.

 

GOLDEN GATE CHAPTER ON HIATUS

Members who live in this region, please contact the ASI office if you are interested in leading this chapter.
Core Region: Northern California, Nevada


HEARTLAND CHAPTER
Contact: Meridith Murray at mlmindexing@gmail.com
Core Region: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee

 

MID- AND SOUTH-ATLANTIC CHAPTER
Contact: Connie Binder at connie@conniebinder.com
URL: http://www.msasindexing.org/
Core Region: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania

 

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER

Contact: Ray Davis Murdoch Curry at ray.davis.murdoch.curry@gmail.com
URL: http://www.newenglandindexers.org
Core Region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

***THIS NOTICE IS FOR A RECENT PAST EVENT***

New England Chapter (NEASI) Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting

Saturday, October 3, 2020
1:00pm–3:00pm Eastern Daylight Time

Registration Closes Thursday, October 1 at 9:00 EDT

Via Zoom: Link will be sent to registrants a day before the meeting.

Cost:
Free for New England chapter members
$5 for ASI members
$10 for non-ASI members

Check and online payment info will be on the NEASI website

Inside The Accidental Indexer

Nan Badgett, author of The Accidental Indexer, will discuss themes from her book including
marketing, deadline management, and work-life balance. Nan will provide tips and strategies
based on material from the book, other outside sources, and anecdotes from her own
experience. The presentation includes a few exercises to help move your indexing business
forward. A copy of Nan's book will be offered to one random registrant during the meeting.

Bio

Nan Badgett, dba Wordability, has been providing freelance indexing services to publishers,
authors, and corporate clients since 1992. Her work is focused on trade books and textbooks in
a wide range of subjects. She is a past ASI board member (2018-2020) and chaired the 2014
ASI Excellence in Indexing Award.

 

NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
Contact: ASI office

PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER
Contact: Judy Staigmiller at judy@inorderindexing.com
URL: http://www.pnwasi.org/
Core Region: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

PNW Chapter Virtual Meeting
Saturday, September 24, 2022

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The PNW Chapter will be holding a Zoom meeting on Saturday, September 24.
Cynthia Landeen will present and lead a discussion on “Breaking convention on behalf of the modern reader.”
We’ll start with brief introductions and wrap up with a social time for those participants who would like to stay and get caught up with/get to know each other.

If you’re new to indexing, please review ASI's Best Practices for indexing since it’s important to know the rules before thinking about when to break them.

Register by clicking on this link for the Google Form. Sam will confirm your registration. On or about September 22, Sam will send the Zoom link to everyone who has registered.

Questions? Ask Sam at cascadeindexing@gmail.com

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER
Contact: Barbara Niederhoff at bniederhoff@gmail.com
Core Region: Colorado, Wyoming, Utah

SOUTHEAST CHAPTER
Contacts: Vickie Jacobs  at vfj.indexing@gmail.com and Mary Ansell  at mjansell24@gmail.com
Core Region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

UPPER MIDWEST CHAPTER (formerly TWIN CITIES CHAPTER)
Contact: Jen Weers at jenweers@gmail.com or Jan Wann at jlwann@hotmail.com
Core Region: Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa