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Kerstin Carson, MA, MLIS

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Kerstin Carson, MA, MLIS


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I index books, journals, and websites; and I create database records. These information organization skills and all but three of my subject specialties are rooted in my academic training.



SUBJECT SPECIALTIES *

Education
Ethnic Studies
Food and Beverage (Culinary Arts)
Library and Information Science
Travel
Web Programming
Women’s Studies

* I am no longer open to the idea of indexing for organizations that can but have not yet published one title about one salient theme from the African diaspora, or have not yet published one work that was written or edited by an author of sub-Saharan African descent.



QUALIFICATIONS

MLIS, Library and Information Science, 2017
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Academic Foci: information organization, description, analysis, and retrieval; web programming

MA, English/TESOL, 2005
SF State University, San Francisco, CA
Academic Foci: pedagogy (reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar), syntax, phonology, sociolinguistics, semiotics

BA, Ethnic Studies, 1997
Mills College, Oakland, CA



SELECT PROJECTS **

Bibliography Records (ongoing)
MLA International Bibliography
Modern Language Association, New York, NY

The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games, by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. New York: NYU Press, 2019.

The Record Map Search (interactive database)
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York, NY

Web Index, 2016 Faculty Handbook
School of Information
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

** Other projects, including unpublished sample indexes, are available upon request.



RATES

Your project, the complexity of its content, and your desired turnaround time will determine the cost(s). I will request a sample of the material that you want indexed before I make a quote.



ABOUT ME

Between 2013 and 2018, I served the profession of library and information science as a volunteer for the American Library Association and the Modern Language Association’s MLA International Bibliography, as an intern for the Archive of Contemporary Music and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and as a fellow for the MLA International Bibliography. I continue to index for the MLA International Bibliography as a volunteer.

As an educator, I have taught post-secondary academic English in four foreign countries, developmental and academic writing to native and non-native English speakers online, and non-academic English in the US as well as online. I also spent six years as a homeschooling parent for grades 7 through 12.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking and baking, mixology, knitting, macramé, exercising (including dance fitness and Western yoga), foreign language learning, and reading.

Indexing Software Specialties:
Acrobat
CINDEX indexing software
Word



Subject Specialties:
Computers
Culinary Arts
Cultural Studies
Education
Food and Beverage
Gender Studies
Library & Information Science
Linguistics & Language Studies
Other Specialities: Records Management
Travel
Women’s Studies



Type of Materials Specialties:
Bibliographies
Catalogs and Directories
Computer/Software Manuals
Cookbooks
Corporate and Business Materials
Database Indexing
Embedded Indexing
Guidebooks
Journals and Periodicals
Manuals
Newsletters
Scholarly Books
Technical Manuals
Textbooks
Trade Books
Web/HTML Documents



Updated: August 1, 2020