ASI Webinar: “Creating and Maintaining Speed in Indexing”

This webinar was presented on Thursday, June 20, 2013

KateMertes_IMG0285-1Time is money, and indexers are business people. We all want to work quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality. NASCAR drivers don’t win races because they drive carelessly and cut corners, or because they only drive in easy races. They win because they’re good, they’re fast, and they’re good at being fast. Indexers can do that too. In this webinar, we’ll cover philosophical aspects of speed in indexing; the baseline requirements an indexer needs for speed; and actual speed-producing skills and practices.

Kate Mertes is sole proprietor of Mertes Editorial Services, providing indexing, information retrieval, and editorial expertise for complex, challenging projects in law and the humanities. After nine years as a managing editor of indexing with Research Institute of America, Kate started her own business in 1998. Kate has served three terms on the Board and two terms as president of the American Society for Indexing (ASI) and has also been president of the Mid and South Atlantic chapter of ASI. Kate is a founding memberof the Institute for Certified Indexers (ICI). Kate is a co-author, with Fred Leise and Nan Badgett, of Indexing for Editors and Authors, and a contributor to numerous other ASI publications. In 2013 Kate won the Wilson Award for excellence in indexing for her index to Montesquieu’s Mes Pensées (Liberty Fund, ed. Henry Clark).

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