Rudy Leon, Editorial Services
Champaign, Illinois 61820 United States
I weave high-quality, accurate, user-friendly indexes for scholarly work across the social sciences and humanities. I combine my broad academic expertise and my indexing training and years of experience on university library reference desk to craft highly usable indexes for all readers.
I regularly index scholarly books in gender studies, communication and media studies, library and information sciences, environmental studies, American studies, Black history, ethnic studies, education, economics, business, comparative religion, anthropology and foodways, archaeology, political science, international relations, and history. I specialize in interdisciplinary works–particularly the intersections of these subjects.
Beyond my expertise in standard back-of-book indexing, I am expert with embedded indexing. At this time I am only indexing work that has been edited, and so, while I am happy to continue to craft Cambridge University Press embedded indexes, their workflows mean I can only take on projects where CUP-contracted authors have worked with an independent editor.
When not indexing, I teach the Library Juice Academy Book Indexing course, I adjunct at my local university, and I provide developmental editing, copyediting, and coaching services for scholarly authors in the areas listed above.
Software expertise and production skills:
Folklore and fairy tales
Government and public administration
Latin American studies
Library and information studies
Middle East studies
Politics and political science
Race and ethnic studies
Religion and spirituality
Sports and recreation
Type of Materials Specialties:
Journals and periodicals
Updated: October 12, 2023