Looking Forward: An Introduction to Indexing Workshop

Looking Forward: An Introduction-to-Indexing Workshop
with Fred Leise

Thursday, April 27, 2023
preceding ASI's Online Conference

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. All seats have been taken.

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 basic art and science of indexing, including the indexing process (art) and the indexing business (technology).

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.

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 a broad variety of texts, specializing in scholarly works in international relations, cultural and political history, and contemporary social issues. His index to Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf was shortlisted for the 1997 Excellence in Indexing Award, the only time that a shortlist has been announced for that honor.

Fred also works as a freelance taxonomy consultant, having completed projects for such clients as Dow Corning, HP, American Mathematical Society, Disney Studios, and Abbott, as well as a number of clients in the hospitality and travel industry.

He is a founding member of the Institute of Certified Indexers, was an instructor for the University of California, Berkeley Extension Division online indexing course for ten years, and also taught indexing for Columbia College Chicago and Dominican University’s School of Information Studies. He has served several terms on ASI’s board of directors, including two terms as president. He was a 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.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. All seats have been taken.

Early rates: ASI Members: $109 | Non-members: $159

After April 14: ASI Members: $129 | Non-members: $179

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