The Indexing Companion

The Indexing Companion

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The Indexing Companion, first published in 2007, gives an overview of indexing for professional indexers, editors, authors, librarians and others who may be called upon to write, contribute to, edit or commission an index. It covers basic principles as well as examining controversial areas. It is based on publishing standards, textbooks, and the consensus of the indexing community, gained from participation in various mailing lists. It discusses a wide range of document formats and subjects that require indexing, as well as dipping into new topics on the edge of indexing such as folksonomies and the semantic web. Some people consider indexing to be a dry topic - at the end of this book people should be thinking of indexing as a challenging and rewarding profession.

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 172.7 x 246.4 x 10.2mm | 340.2g
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0521689880
  • 9780521689885
  • 340,269

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'The Indexing Companion is a well-titled and valuable book. ... A strong point of the book is its structure and organisation of tis contents.' Webology

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About Jon Jermey

Glenda Browne has been an indexer and librarian for 20 years. She teaches indexing for various universities, colleges and professional associations, and writes regularly for the ANZSI Newsletter and the international journal, The Indexer. Jon Jermey is also a freelance indexer, teacher and writer. He currently teaches computing for WEA (Workers' Education Association).

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