International Representatives at the 2016 Conference

Meet our International attendees, representing indexing associations worldwide.

Glenda Browne (ANZSI)

GlendaBrowneGlenda Browne has been a freelance indexer of books, journals and websites in a wide variety of subject areas since 1988. She is also a medical librarian one to two days per week.

Glenda is co-author of Website indexing and The indexing companion, and author of The indexing companion workbook: book indexing.

Glenda teaches indexing at Macleay College and for ANZSI and other professional groups and was the ANZSI representative on the IDPF EPUB Indexes Working Group. More information at

Mary Russell (ANZSI), ICRIS Chair

Mary Russell is a freelance indexer and while she enjoys indexing predominately science and medical works, she occasionally branches out to prepare a descriptive bibliography for a collection of old books. She has been coordinator for ICRIS since 2012.

Jenny de Wet (ASAIB)

JennydeWetJenny de Wet is an Exco member of the Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers (ASAIB), responsible for its website. Jenny has been indexing since 1970 and now freelances as a communications professional, in editing, indexing, writing and training. She was an IT consultant for a number of years and is the past chair of the Gauteng Professional Editors' Guild and past member of the PEG national executive committee. She has been a sports and IT journalist for newspapers and business journals in her spare time.

Pilar Wyman (ASI)

PilarWymanPilar Wyman, Chief Indexer, Wyman Indexing, has been writing indexes as a successful freelancer and consultant for over 25 years, since 1990. She works in English, Spanish, and French in public health, clinical medicine, med-tech, and other areas of personal interest. She was the lead consultant for the AMA Manual of Style 10th edition chapter 13 “Medical Indexes,” edited the American Society for Indexing (ASI) booklet Indexing Specialties: Medicine, has published numerous articles and other works on indexing, and gives presentations and workshops as her time allows.

Sophie Yu (CSI)

SophieYu1Sophie Yu is the US Representative of Datum Data, the largest data capture/archiving company in China. Sophie Yu has an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has worked at various companies like Motorola and Ford Motor. She has been in charge of Datum Data US operation since 2006.

Caroline Diepeveen (NIN, DNI)

CarolineDiepeveensqCaroline Diepeveen has been a freelance indexer for almost twenty years now. She started indexing while living as an expat in Scotland in the 1990s. Upon her return to the Netherlands, she continued her indexing career and became one of the founding members of NIN.

She has a MA degree in political science, specialising in international relations. She mainly indexes academic and scholarly texts and she has a keen interest in technical developments in publishing and indexing. In 2011 she won the Society of Indexers Wheatley Medal, together with two NIN colleagues (Pierke Bosschieter and Jacqueline Belder), for their index to the Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, published by Brill. This and subsequent experiences have made her a firm believer in team indexing and other forms of cooperation among indexers, and this certainly includes international cooperation.

Heather Ebbs (SCI/ISC)

HeatherEbbs1Heather Ebbs has been indexing, editing and writing for more than 30 years and has indexed over 500 books, journals and reports in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines. A past president of ISC/SCI, she is currently International Liaison for the society.

Maureen MacGlashan (SI)

MaureenMacGlashan1Maureen MacGlashan studied law at Cambridge University, taking her BA in 1960 and her LlM (International Law) a year later, following which she entered the British Diplomatic Service serving, inter alia, in Israel, East Berlin, Brussels (EEC), Northern Ireland, Romania, Yugoslavia and finally as Ambassador to the Holy See. She took a sabbatical in 1986-90 to help establish the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law in Cambridge during which time she was introduced to the joys of indexing which she has done ever since, either part or full-time. She was president of SI from 2002-5, SI international liaison 2012-15 and has been editor of The Indexer since 2004. As indexer and editor her principal concerns are to address issues of indexer usability and to encourage the search for ways of using new technology to make the indexing process more effective for indexer, client and user.