Class for Beginners Jumpstarts Your Indexing Career

New to Indexing?

June 16, 2016 in Chicago

9 am to 5 pm

Don't know a cross-reference from a double-post? Confused about what's indexable and what's not? Sign up for the New-to-Indexing Class at the ASI-ISC/SCI Indexing Conference in Chicago, Thursday, June 16, 2016.

IMG_2169_2Enid Zafran is an acclaimed teacher whose Indexing Boot Camp, offering one-on-one instruction, has started a number of indexers on a successful career path.

Beginners, students taking or having just graduated from an indexing course, or anyone thinking of getting back into indexing and seeking some refresher instruction will benefit from taking this one-day introductory course.

The overall goal of this one-day training is to introduce you to the art and method of indexing and to understand how indexers manage their projects and businesses. Participants should gain a basic knowledge of indexing principles and see if they are suited to the profession of indexing. We will:

  • Review the basic concepts, terminology, and purpose of subject indexing, and the structure and arrangement of subject indexes;
  • Learn how to make basic decisions in designing and creating indexes;
  • Acknowledge the relationship of indexing decisions to the needs of index users and to successful research outcomes;
  • Gain insights into the subject analysis of documents and the translation of subjects into indexing language; and
  • Learn why indexers use custom indexing software in their work.

Workshop participants will receive materials with examples and will participate in a small indexing project as part of the hands-on approach.

Discussion will offer practical advice on how to approach indexing as a business.

Enid has presented this course for the past two years, and participant feedback can be summed up by this comment: “I have to tell you how satisfied I am that I attended this session. I learned a lot.”

DramaofIndexingIf you are thinking of becoming an indexer, if you have finished or are in the process of taking an indexing class, or if you are interested in an overview of indexing, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Enid says, “I have indexed over 30 years and still enjoy it as much as when I started. I want others to learn the joys of this field and excel.”

Sign up now for this valuable opportunity to learn from an expert in the indexing industry. Register today to ensure your seat!

New-to-Indexing Class Registration

Regular (May 1–June 15, 2016)
Member $219
Non-member $269
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ASI members, please log in to the website to obtain member pricing.

You do not have to register for the ASI & ISC/SCI 2016 Conference in order to take the New-to-Indexing Class.

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