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Subject:Re: professional indexers From:Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL> Date:Thu, 29 Dec 1994 12:49:05 MST
Dear Lori of Index Reduction Services,
Let us all know how it goes; I'm sure there will be some
lessons learned from this one!
bparks -at- huachuca-emh1 -dot- army -dot- mil
> Lori wrote--
> I just got a call from the publisher who hired me to create the index for
> a business technology book on globalization. The good news is that the
> editor loves the index. The bad news is that the compositor informed her
> today that "the index is too big." The publisher wants to limit the
> size of the book to some predetermined page count, so ... they'll
> probably eliminate part of an Appendix, and they want me to reduce the
> size of my index to about 50% of what it is now. Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh!
> I was so proud of the work I did on that index; it just kills my soul to
> think of editing it to half its current size (which represents about 5%
> of the text).
> Of course, the real challenge will be to maintain quality while I reduce
> the quantity of entries. That's a dilemma I never have when I create
> indexes for corporate clients.
> Lori Lathrop ----------> INTERNET:76620 -dot- 456 -at- compuserve -dot- com
> Lathrop Media Services (a.k.a. Index Reduction Services) :-(