Indexer Locator

Maria Sosnowski


Index Plus
4930 N Princeton St
Portland, Oregon 97203 USA

Work: (503) 286-9788
Maria Sosnowski

Maria Sosnowski

Why me: Most of my work is repeat business from satisfied clients, and I will bring that quality to your index. I pride myself on indexes that meet your specifications, meet reader needs and expectations, and meet your deadline. I’ll bring 17 years of indexing experience to your project.

Subject specialties: Legal, social sciences, business, and teaching and education make up the bulk of my indexing work. However, I also do other subjects including parenting/family, family histories, library sciences, health, self-help, and more, and I’m willing to take on any subject where I feel that I can do a good job with the material. Things I avoid are hard science, medicine for professionals, and philosophy, among others.

My background: Law degree (JD), psychology degree (BS), and graduate level coursework in psychology. I have worked as an attorney, a freelance writer, a library clerk, and a law librarian. My library work provides me with first-hand knowledge of how people use indexes, and what works and doesn’t work for readers.

Volunteer work: Two terms as Secretary, many years as the Membership Coordinator, working on the Program Team planning conferences, and writing and editing for the ASI chapter newsletter. I was a founding member and officer of the Legal Indexing Special Interest Group of ASI from inception in 2006 until 2011, and took over as Manager starting in 2016.

Training in indexing: Certificates of Completion from both ASI’s Training in Indexing course and from Kari Kells of Index West. I have also attended indexing conferences, meetings, and peer reviews.

Pricing depends on the complexity of the book, the subject matter, the schedule, and your needs. I consider rush jobs if my schedule allows.

Software expertise and production skills:
CUP process
Name indexes

Subject Specialties:
Business and commerce
Criminology and law enforcement
Government and public administration
Library and information studies
Wellness and self-help

Type of Materials Specialties:
Encyclopedias and reference tools
Journals and periodicals
Legal and government documents
Scholarly books
Textbooks and study guides
Trade books

Updated: January 17, 2023