About Indexes

A well-written index serves as a road map to the content located throughout the book, providing multiple access points to all substantive information. There is no doubt that an index adds value to any written work, but the quality of the index can be just as important as the quality of the text. In fact, a poorly-written index is often worse than having no index at all. Developing an index requires judgement on the part of the indexer when it comes to determining significance, alternate wordings, cross-references, and more.

A professional indexer creates an index with the reader in mind - by developing a tool that emphasizes accuracy, accessibility, and usability. For more detailed information about the art of indexing, please visit the web site of the American Society of Indexers.

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