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Rudy Leon


Rudy Leon, Editorial Services
Champaign, Illinois 61820 United States

Rudy Leon

Rudy Leon

I weave high-quality, accurate, user-friendly indexes for cookbooks and scholarly work across the social sciences and humanities. I combine my broad academic expertise and my experience assisting scholars and students in their searches with my indexing training and years of experience to craft highly usable indexes for all curious readers.

My first Masters was in gender and religion, my doctoral coursework was in religion in the Americas. I have an MS in LIS and worked as a research librarian for 17 years. I also teach an indexing course. I regularly index scholarly books in political science, international relations, gender studies, communication studies, library and information sciences, environmental studies, American studies, Black history, education, economics, business, and history. I specialize in interdisciplinary works–particularly the intersections of these subjects.

My favorite kinds of cookbooks to index include vegetarian, vegan, global cuisines, dessert, and cocktail cookbooks.

Beyond my expertise in standard back-of-book indexing, I am expert with embedded indexing and index at least a dozen Cambridge University Press books each year.

When not indexing, I teach the Library Juice Academy Book Indexing course, I adjunct at my local university, and I provide developmental editing and copyediting services for scholarly authors in the areas listed above.

Subject Specialties:
African studies
Culinary arts
Environmental sciences
Film studies
Folklore and fairy tales
Gender studies
Latin American studies
LGBTQ+ studies
Library and information studies
Middle East studies
Politics and political science
Popular culture
Race and ethnic studies
Religion and spirituality
Sports and recreation

Type of Materials Specialties:
Journals and periodicals
Scholarly books
Trade books

Updated: February 8, 2023