re POLL: indexing jobs [correction]

Subject: re POLL: indexing jobs [correction]
From: "technical writing plus" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 11:40:13 -0600

Correction: The website of the American Society of Indexers is at It appears to be quite useful.

Jim Jones

-----Original Message-----
There is the American Society of Indexers and ...

Kay Honaker asked

>All this talk of indexes (and my recent work experience with same) has made
me wonder about something. Are there salaried positions where indexing is
the only work done? >Do most writers index as part of their writing jobs?

Heidi Arnold answered

-- there are two basic categories of index -- back of the book index, and
research databases which index reference material -- publishing houses may
outsource back of the book indexes, whereas research databases are made
through an extensive process that involves full-time staff --

the major database producers, a list of which is at any library, would have
job listings --


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