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Madelon Nanninga-Franssen, MA, BA


Exter Indexing
P.C. Boutensstraat 14-i
Haarlem, North Holland 2025LG Netherlands

Madelon Nanninga-Franssen, MA, BA

Madelon Nanninga-Franssen, MA, BA

I am a professional indexer that provides back-of-the-book and embedded indexes in English and Dutch. My indexes are thorough and will be delivered within your time frame.

Exter Indexing is based in Haarlem, the Netherlands. I live here with my husband, two sons, and two cats. The name Exter is derived from the word ekster, which means magpie in Dutch. My love of birds is the inspiration for this name and concept.

I am the Reviews Editor of, and regular contributor to, our professional journal, The Indexer. I regularly attend the various indexing societies’ annual conferences and keep up to date with best practices through society membership and volunteer work.

I am able to take on projects from many different subjects. Even though most of my training is in the humanities, I am able to index entry-level books from any area.

MA “Writing, Editing, and Mediating”, University of Groningen
BA “American Studies”, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/University of Groningen
BA “Honours College”, University of Groningen
Various webinars and modules from the American Society for Indexing

Academic interests
American Studies, biographies, history, communication, journalism, Gender Theory, Cultural Theory, religion, International Relations, linguistics, Literary Studies

“Your index is an amazing piece of work! While going through it, I felt that you fully understood the entire anthropological and historical context, and the index is truly a wondrous and complex piece of work. I am deeply impressed! This is the first time I have worked with a professional indexer like you, and I now understand that there are huge differences between index and index…” (Marieke Brandt)

“Your work is superb, and you’re such a pleasure to work with – you make everything so easy! Thanks!!!” (Rabiat Akande)

“I’m so happy with the index you have done for me, it is a work of art, thank you!” (Christopher Warnes)

Software expertise and production skills:
CUP process
Index Manager
MS Word
Name indexes

Language Specialties:

Subject Specialties:
Art and Art History
Business and commerce
Film studies
Foreign policy and international relations
Gender studies
Linguistics and language studies
Literary criticism
Middle East studies
Politics and political science
Popular culture
Race and ethnic studies
Religion and spirituality

Type of Materials Specialties:
Scholarly books
Textbooks and study guides
Trade books

Updated: November 16, 2023