It is my pleasure to provide indexing services to scholars.
Indexes are an integral part of scholarly work, serving to help readers negotiate the main text and provide an outline of the salient people, places, and concepts found within. Often, scholars find it more convenient to hire an indexer rather than be tasked with both final edits and indexing in those last few weeks between receiving page proofs and publication. On the surface, indexing can seem a simple practice, but indexing requires intimacy and patience with a text. I do not take lightly the trust that authors place in my ability to accurately reflect the scope of their work. By the time a project reaches my desk it is very possibly the end result of decades of research and writing. It is incumbent upon me to accurately, and efficiently facilitate the indexing process so these books can be sent back to the presses for publication. I write indexes without the use of indexing software, reading the page proofs line-by-line, page-by-page, to ensure I correctly capture the concepts as well as the people and places of the work.
I appreciate that these accomplished and groundbreaking scholars entrusted me with their work:
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History. Edited by Kathryn Gin Lum and Paul Harvey, Oxford University Press, 2018.
New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition. Edited by Keisha N. Blain, Christopher Cameron, and Ashley D. Farmer, Northwestern University Press, 2018.
To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism. Edited by Keisha N. Blain and Tiffany Gill, University of Illinois Press, 2019.
Southern Religion in the World: Three Stories. Paul Harvey, The University of Georgia Press, 2019.
Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice. Edited by Hanna Garth and Ashanté M. Reese, Minnesota University Press, October, 2020.
Howard Thurman and the Disinherited: A Religious Biography. Paul Harvey, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2020.
Kincraft: The Making of Black Evangelical Sociality. Todne Thomas, Duke University Press, 2021.
Healing For the Soul: Richard Smallwood, the Vamp, and the Gospel Imagination. Braxton D. Shelley, Oxford University Press, 2021.
Christianity, Race, and Sport. Jeffrey Scholes, Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, 2021.
Whiteness Interrupted: White Teachers and Racial Identity in Predominantly Black Schools. Marcus Bell, Duke University Press, 2021.
Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America. Keisha N. Blain, Beacon Press, 2021.
Cheffes de Cuisine: Women and Work in the Professional French Kitchen. Rachel E. Black, University of Illinois Press, 2021.
Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in need of Indexing Services for a forthcoming project. I’d love to chat about your work and answer questions you may have about timing, cost, and the indexing process.