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Sue Klefstad


Sue Klefstad Indexing Services
1029 Bucks Pond Road
Monticello, Illinois 61856 USA

(217) 898-4654
Sue Klefstad

Sue Klefstad

Precise • Concise • Dependable

With more than twenty years in publishing and a background spanning the sciences and technology, I write indexes that enhance the text, make reviewers happy, and sell more copies:
An index turns a nonfiction book into a reference book.

I understand deadlines, page counts, and the essential role an index plays in book sales. I accept rush jobs as my schedule permits.

See my website for a complete list of books I’ve indexed. My books indexed include the following categories:

• Archaeology
• The Arts
• Business/Financial
• Computers and Technology
• Education
• Literature
• Memoirs
• Science/Health
• United States

Check out my articles on indexes and indexing at my website:

• American Society for Indexing Publishing Resources
• A Nonfiction Book Without an Index Is Like a Town Without Addresses
• Does Your Book Need an Index?
• How Is an Index Made?
• Should an Author Index Her Own Book?
• Can a Computer Write an Index?
• What Does an Indexer Need from the Author, Editor, or Publisher?
• My First Embedded Indexing Job: WordEmbed
• My Second Embedded Indexing Job: WordEmbed
• Word Embedded Indexing: A Trend in Publishing?
• Elegant Subentries, Part I: What Is a Subentry?
• Marketing Your Freelance Indexing Services
• How to Build a Simple iOS App: A Photo Album

My life experience includes:

• Freelance indexer/proofer, Sue Klefstad Indexing and Proofreading Services, 2011–present
—American Society for Indexing (ASI) member since 2007
—Heartland Chapter ASI past president
• Packager, Electronic Publishing Services, 2011; also provided indexing services
• Compositor, Omegatype Typography, 2000–2011; also served as programmer/scripter, editorial assistant, and indexer
• Compositor, Publication Services, 1999–2000; also served as Authorware programmer

• Bachelor of Science in biology, University of Illinois, 1977, with extensive chemistry, biochemistry, and animal science
• College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, 1978–1979,
first year only: anatomy, physiology, histology, bacteriology, and clinics
plus years of on-the-job experience in small and large animal practices

• Computer support
• Digital imaging
• Network administration
• Programming
• Sound synthesis

Discover why my clients so enjoy working with me: I promptly and pleasantly deliver the index you are looking for.

Thank you for reading through this. I look forward to working with you.

Software expertise and production skills:
HTML Indexer
MS Word
XML structures/encoding

Subject Specialties:
Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Computer science and IT
Earth sciences

Updated: January 13, 2023