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Devon Thomas, MILS


20927 Scio Church Rd.
Chelsea, Michigan 48118 USA

(734) 972-5502
Devon Thomas, MILS

Devon Thomas, MILS

A professional indexer since 2006, I provide back-of-the-book, embedded, and database indexing in a wide range of subjects, including history, literary criticism, business, cookbooks, and education. A generalist by nature, my background as a former public librarian helps me anticipate the indexing needs of a wide range of readers.

I am committed to providing quality indexes on time and to your specifications. Each project is unique, however, and I am comfortable finding indexing solutions that work best for you and your text. My rates are reasonable, and I am happy to provide estimates. Rush jobs are considered.

My indexing education includes the USDA Graduate School Basic Indexing Course, the USDA Graduate School Applied Indexing Course, and numerous continuing education workshops at local and national conferences. I also have BA in English.

Nine years as a public and corporate librarian contribute to my indexing skills, both in terms of subject matter and understanding how readers search and use information. As a corporate librarian, I became very familiar with the automotive and airline industries as well as corporate communications.

On a personal note, my passions are cooking, dance, and reading. I am always interested in projects that touch on these areas. I collect and write about cookbooks, teach Argentine Tango, and have ballet training.

Software expertise and production skills:
CUP process
Index Manager
MS Word
XML structures/encoding

Subject Specialties:
Art and Art History
Business and commerce
Computer science and IT
Foreign policy and international relations
Gardening and horticulture
Gender studies
LGBTQ+ studies
Library and information studies
Literary criticism
Race and ethnic studies

Type of Materials Specialties:
Encyclopedias and reference tools
Manuals (software, technical, user, etc.)
Scholarly books
Trade books

Updated: July 31, 2023