Thomas Kiefer, Ph.D.Member
Kiefer Editorial Services
4917 31st Avenue
Woodside, New York 11377 United States
Thomas Kiefer, Ph.D.
I am a professionally trained indexer with over three years of experience and a PhD in philosophy focused on ethics. I entered the world of indexing following seven years of experience in scholarly research, manuscript preparation, and academic publishing.
I am dedicated to creating accurate, accessible, and comprehensive indexes that are faithful to the complexity of the text in a timely manner. My philosophy of indexing is that there is an order to be found within the text that I seek to reflect in the index for the reader and according to the specifications of the author or publisher. To achieve this end, I draw on my five years of experience teaching as a college professor and 14 years of experience working at a university research library to incorporate the ways in which human beings seek, identify, and retain information for the purpose of understanding.
As a result of this experience, I have both the knowledge and skills required to index the most sophisticated, nuanced, and abstract texts. My areas of specialty include philosophy, ethics, bioethics and medical humanities, intellectual history, anthropology, psychology, sociology, evolutionary biology, religion, history, humanities, medieval studies, cultural studies, gender studies, politics, biography, economics, critical theory, technology, folk lore, and cook books. I have language skills in the areas of German, French, Spanish, and Ancient Greek. Previously I have worked on projects that included large handbooks, dedicated name and subject indexes, indices locorum, revising and updating indexes, and works-in-progress and variable timelines for completion. I am particularly interested in projects that are challenging, extensive, or unique.
Indexing Software Specialties:
CINDEX indexing software
Folklore and Fairy Tales
Food and Beverage
Foreign Policy & International Relations
Government & Public Administration
Library & Information Science
Military and Naval Science
Other Specialities: Copyediting
Other Specialities: Indexes Evaluation and Repair Services
Other Specialities: Name Indexes
Other Specialities: Proofreading
Type of Materials Specialties:
Encyclopedias and Reference Books
Journals and Periodicals
Legal and Government Documents
Updated: September 24, 2020