Professional Organizations

This page has links to organizations dedicated to indexing, writing, journalism, publishing, editing, and information.

The lists below are undoubtedly incomplete. If you have an organization that you would like to add, please write In addition, many local writers' and publishing organizations have services and needs for indexers. Visit your local library's reference desk and ask about relevant organizations in your area.

And, as always, ASI does not endorse or promote products, companies, political parties, religious groups, or other sites and information provided therein.

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Indexing Societies and Networks

Australia - Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers (ANZSI)

Canada - Indexing Society of Canada / Société canadienne d'indexation (ISC/SCI)

China - China Society of Indexing and Database Management

Germany - Deutsches Netzwerk der Indexer (DNI) / German Network of Indexers

The Netherlands - Netherlands Indexing Network (NIN)

An English translation of the website is available by clicking on the British flag in the upper-right corner of their home page.

South Africa - Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers (ASAIB)

United Kingdom - Society of Indexers (SI)

Library Associations

American Library Association
Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)
Canadian Library Association
Medical Library Association
Music Library Association
Special Libraries Association (SLA)


Writing/Communications Industry Organizations

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE)
Association for Women in Communications (AWC)
Aviation/Space Writers Association
17 S. High Street, Suite 1200
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 681-1900
Boulder Writers Alliance
Canadian Science Writers' Association
Editorial Freelancers Association
Garden Writers Association of America
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC)
National Association of Professional Environmental Communicators (NAPEC)
PO Box 61-8352
Chicago IL 60661-8352
Phone: (312) 661-1721
National Association of Science Writers
National Writers Union (NWU)
Scholarly Societies and Scholarly Communication
Society for Technical Communication (STC)
Women in Communications, Inc. (WICI)
2010 Wilson Blvd., Suite 417
Arlington, VA 22201


Journalism Industry Organizations

American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
Journalism Education Association (JEA)
Society of News Design (SND)
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)


Publishing Industry Organizations

Association of American Publishers (AAP)
Association of American University Presses
Canadian Publishers' Council
Children's Book Council (CBC)
Computer Press Association
International Publishing Management Association (IPMA)
The Publishers Association (UK)
Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)
Women in Scholarly Publishing (WISP)
Women's National Book Association (WNBA)


Editing Industry Organizations

Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)
Association of Art Editors (AAE)
Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE)
Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS)
Council of Science Editors (CSE)
European Association of Science Editors (EASE)
Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
Editors' Association of Canada / Association canadienne des réviseurs
National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE)


Information Industry Organizations

American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS)
National Information Standards Organization (NISO)