Re: Looking for classes in indexing

Subject: Re: Looking for classes in indexing
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Carolyn <carolynpalo -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 09:18:37 -0400

I checked Coursera but not Lynda. Good idea!

On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 11:02 PM, Carolyn <carolynpalo -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Have you checked the online learning world of Lynda.com, Coursera or edX?
>
> Carolyn Palo
>
> carolynpalo -at- gmail -dot- com
> 617 491-0551
>
> "Don't find fault, find a remedy." - Henry Ford
>
>
>
>
> > On Jul 25, 2018, at 4:36 PM, dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net wrote:
> >
> > BTW, if youâre an STC member and are looking for the article, I
> recommend searching (rather than using their index:-). The Intercom archive
> page for 2012 has the 2011 December issue at the link that probably should
> be the 2012 October issue. But, if you search for the article, you will
> find an html version.
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Richard
> > -------
> > XML Press
> > XML for Technical Communicators
> > http://xmlpress.net
> > hamilton -at- xmlpress -dot- net
> >
> >
> >
> >> On Jul 25, 2018, at 12:54, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Thanks, Monique! The STC site had the Intercom article you referenced.
> I am
> >> reading it now. :)
> >>
> >> I was contacted offlist by one of the people at ASI who crafted that
> >> agreement with STC. They're looking into it for me. It's entirely
> possible
> >> the information is still on the site and I was unable to find it using
> >> Google search (the irony, it burns!).
> >>
> >> I'll be trawling through the other resources you mentioned. And I've
> >> purchased the Indexing Books referenced in an earlier email.
> >>
> >> On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 3:20 PM, Monique Semp <
> monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Really old, but I have printout of an article from the October 2012 STC
> >>> Intercom magazine that I found quite useful: The Top 10 Indexing Errors
> >>> Made by Technical Writers, by Lorne Griffith. I imagine it wouldn't be
> too
> >>> hard to find online. (And if it is, you can ping me and I'd be happy to
> >>> scan it and send the PDF.)
> >>>
> >>> And I second Lin's comments around the idea that digital search does
> not
> >>> take the place of a good, human-produced index. For example, if the
> text
> >>> says, "remove", but I search for "delete", I'll never find it. But in a
> >>> manually-produced index, I'd expect to see an entry for "delete" that
> says,
> >>> "see remove".
> >>>
> >>> I was a member of ASI for many years even though, like Lin, the only
> >>> things I indexed were tech docs that I wrote. But I thought of doing
> more
> >>> (until I found how low the pay was for how much work it would take to
> write
> >>> a really excellent, vs. mediocre, index), and I liked the erudite
> >>> discussions among the REAL indexers.
> >>>
> >>> It is unfortunate that ASI seems to require membership to take their
> >>> courses. Maybe a personal note to them to ask for an exception might
> work?
> >>> I did look at their webinars page, and those seem generally available
> to
> >>> non-members, although the topics are mostly pretty narrowly focused to
> a
> >>> given tool or a given indexing focus. See https://www.asindexing.org/
> >>> category/webinars/.
> >>>
> >>> The Portland chapter of ASI lists a bunch of non-ASI indexing courses:
> >>> http://pnwasi.org/wp/?page_id=141. Perhaps other chapters (don't
> recall
> >>> where you are, so not sure if there's an active chapter near you) have
> >>> similar lists of resources.
> >>>
> >>> And here's a nice list of resources, including email discussion lists,
> but
> >>> a lot of it is geared to people wanting to have their own indexing
> >>> business. But of course, the email discussion lists would be useful
> for all
> >>> indexers. See http://www.backwordsindexing.com/Novice/NoviceNotes.html
> .
> >>>
> >>> And my last list on this listicles reply: https://indexstudents.
> >>> wordpress.com/education/ - lots of training and all sorts of
> resources.
> >>>
> >>> (Yes, I like the subject of indexing!)
> >>>
> >>> HTH,
> >>> -Monique
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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References:
Looking for classes in indexing: From: Lin Sims
RE: Looking for classes in indexing: From: Wright, Lynne
Re: Looking for classes in indexing: From: Peter Neilson
Re: Looking for classes in indexing: From: Lin Sims
Re: Looking for classes in indexing: From: Monique Semp
Re: Looking for classes in indexing: From: Lin Sims
Re: Looking for classes in indexing: From: dick
Re: Looking for classes in indexing: From: Carolyn

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