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AElfwine Mischler, MA


Mischler Editorial
6 Abdel Latif Fathi Apt. 5
Cairo, Cairo 11451 Egypt

AElfwine Mischler, MA

AElfwine Mischler, MA

I write accurate, professional back-of-book indexes for scholarly and trade books according to accepted industry best practices and your publisher’s guidelines. I have never missed a deadline and I will make every effort to keep that record. My prices are in line with indexing standards.

A generalist, I index in many subjects but have special interests in Egyptology, Islam, and Muslims, having edited many works in those subjects. I have basic Arabic skills so that I am familiar with Arabic names and terms.


I also provide light and heavy copyediting (line editing) and proofreading services and have experience working with non-native-English authors. Please see my website for details.


I grew up in Western New York and have traveled in Ecuador, Peru, Europe, and Malaysia, often staying with local families. Southern Illinois (“Little Egypt”) and Southern California were home until I moved to Cairo in “big” Egypt. In addition to editing and indexing, I’ve taught English as a foreign language (EFL) and other subjects in the US and Egypt.

I began editing part-time in 1996 and worked in-house full-time from 2004 through 2015.

I added indexing to my repertoire in 2014 after completing the University of California at Berkeley’s Indexing Theory & Application program. I have indexed history books for a university press.


Indexing Theory & Application, University of California at Berkeley

Continuous Professional Development through American Society for Indexing conferences, webinars, and professional journals

Arabic Language, Fajr Center • Cairo

MA, Linguistics and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Southern Illinois University • Carbondale, Illinois

BA, English, State University of New York at Buffalo

AS, Physics, Erie Community College • Amherst, New York


I believe in being an active member of the professional organizations I join and my efforts have been acknowledged:

Order of the Kohlrabi Award (first awarded 2015) for service to the American Society for Indexing as a proofreader of the society’s bulletin Key Words. I continue to proofread Key Words, and also volunteer as a peer reviewer of indexes, and editor of ASI’s monthly newsletter See Also.

Society for Technical Communication (STC) Technical Editing Special Interest Group 2015 New Volunteer Award for “commitment and creativity in relaunching and transforming the SIG’s Corrigo newsletter into a vital source of technical editing and career information for SIG members.”

Learn more about me on my website and on LinkedIn.

Indexing Software Specialties:
SKY Index software

Subject Specialties:
Arts and Crafts
Other Specialities: Copyediting

Type of Materials Specialties:
Scholarly Books
Trade Books

Updated: September 30, 2016