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Rye Gentleman, PhD, MLIS


Rye Gentleman Indexing
Kinderhook, New York United States

Rye Gentleman, PhD, MLIS

Rye Gentleman, PhD, MLIS

I hold a PhD in Theatre Historiography from University of Minnesota as well as a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. I have also completed UC Berkeley Extension School’s Indexing: Theory and Application course.

I started working as an indexer because indexes are crucial to my scholarship. I can’t count the number of times an index has saved the day by convincing me to take home a book I might otherwise have left on the shelf; leading me back to an important passage I wanted to cite; or helping me root concepts of interest out of a dense, lengthy text. Conversely, I’ve found that a shallow or poorly constructed index can render a text nearly useless, especially when I’m rushing to meet a deadline. I’m passionate about indexing because I want to create indexes scholars can rely on as they navigate hectic academic careers.

I am also deeply invested in helping scholarly writers publish books that are as findable, accessible, and citable as possible. As an indexer, I give your book the time and attention needed to craft a strong, accurate, thorough index that will help readers find the information they’re looking for, identify your core concepts, and understand the relationships between topics in your text.

I specialize in scholarly writing in the humanities and social sciences and can offer expertise in theatre and performances studies, media and communication studies, and gender and sexuality studies (particularly queer and trans studies).

I also have experience working on non-scholarly texts including trade nonfiction and cookbooks.

I work with an up-to-date suite of indexing software and am available for traditional back-of-book indexing. Rush projects welcome, although these will incur additional fees.

Indexing Software Specialties:
CINDEX indexing software
HTML Editor

Subject Specialties:
Art and Art History
Culinary Arts
Cultural Studies
Gay/Lesbian Studies
Gender Studies
Performing Arts
Scholarly Publishing
Social Sciences
Women’s Studies

Type of Materials Specialties:
Scholarly Books

Updated: July 18, 2022