Indexing Workshop: Flex Your Indexing Muscles
with Fred Leise
Thursday, April 29, 2021 preceding ASI's Online Conference
10 am to 1:30 pm Pacific; 11 am to 2:30 p.m. Mountain; 12 pm to 3:30 pm Central; 1 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern
Designed for those individuals considering a career in indexing, this workshop provides an introduction to and overview of the basics of indexing, the indexing process, and the indexing business.
During this enjoyable workshop with a master indexer, you'll learn more about what makes an ideal indexer. Fred will introduce you to indexes and how they are structured, with emphasis on the index creation process. You'll gain understanding of indexable concepts, metatopics, term selection for headings and subheadings, locators and index editing. Further, Fred will discuss the administration of indexing projects and the business of indexing, keystones for every new indexer.
In this three-hour workshop, you will:
- Identify the characteristics of indexers
- Comprehend what indexes are and how they are structured
- Become familiar with the index creation process, including indexable concepts, metatopics, term selection for headings and subheadings, locators and index editing
- Learn to manage your indexing projects
- Understand the business of indexing
Space is limited to 15 for this workshop, and we are FULLY BOOKED. Please email to be added to the waiting list in case of cancellations.
After twenty-five years in arts management, Fred Leise started his indexing career with the University of Chicago Publishing Program's introduction to indexing course in 1993. Since 1995, he has been indexing nearly continuously (with time out for taxonomy consulting), specializing in scholarly works in the humanities and sciences, including international relations, cultural and political history, and contemporary social issues among many other topics.
He is a founding member of the Institute of Certified Indexers, an instructor for the University of California, Berkeley Extension Division online indexing course, and has served several terms on ASI’s board of directors, including two terms as president. He was the recipient of ASI's Hines Award in 2019.
Fred regularly presents at both national and chapter events and has written a number of articles on various aspects of indexing for both Key Words and The Indexer. He is especially proud of his article on Sherlock Holmes as indexer, which appeared in the fall 2013 issue of the Baker Street Journal.
Early rates: ASI Members: $99 | Non-members: $149
After April 23: ASI Members: $119 | Non-members: $169
Members, log in for the member rate.
IMPORTANT: Your registration will be complete only after you submit your payment.