The Accidental Indexer

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By Nan Badgett

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With The Accidental Indexer, Nan Badgett has written the definitive guide to the indexing profession. Badgett presents a clear-eyed overview of the field, describes a range of specialties, shares insights from her fellow "accidental" indexers, and offers a wealth of savvy advice on starting and running a freelance indexing business. You'll find strategies for staying on deadline, maintaining work-life balance, collaborating and subcontracting, and creating new work opportunities. In addition, Badgett recommends important resources—and provides useful forms and checklists—on such topics as training and professional development, promoting your services, managing multiple projects, contracting with clients, and ensuring index quality.

The Accidental Indexer