Indexing Clients

Indexing Client List

Alliance of Independent Authors

American Occupational Therapy Association

Anthem Press


Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training

Beacon Press

Belknap Press

Bender Richardson White

Brill Press

Brown Books 

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Cambridge Scholars

Cambridge University Press

Center for Civic Education

Columbia University Press

Cornell University Press

C & T Publishing

Dancing Chiva Literary Arts

Duke University Press

Fordham University Press

General Commission on Archives and History

Grand Junction Media

Harvard University Asia Center

Harvard University Press

High Plains Press

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Indiana University Press

Information Today

Integra Software Services

Intellect Books

Johns Hopkins University Press

Kittawah Press

Lexington Books

Macao Cultural Affairs Bureau

Martha’s Vineyard Museum

Michigan State University Press

MIT Press

Morgan James Publishing

MorningStar Music Publishing

National Geographic Kids

New Academia Publishing

Northwestern University Press

Ohio University Press

Oxford University Press

Palgrave Macmillan

Pear Press

Perseverance Publishing

Potomac Books

Prentice Hall

Princeton University Press

Quarto Publishing Group

Rio Nuevo Publishers

Rock Point Press


Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

Rutgers University Press

Santa Barbara Conservancy

Southern Illinois University Press

Stanford University Press

SUNY Press

University of Arizona Press

University of California Press

University of Chicago Press

University of Hawai‘i Press

University of Michigan Press

University of Minnesota Press

University of Nebraska Press

University of North Carolina Press

University of Oklahoma Press

University of South Carolina Press

University of Virginia Press

University of Washington Press

Vanderbilt University Press

Walter Foster Publishing

Westchester Publishing Services

Yale University Press


As well as individual author clients 

Indexing Client Testimonials

“Your work is superb.” W. Nathaniel Howell, US Ambassador to Kuwait (1987–91) and Author, Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training

“As a retired writer-editor in the publishing office of the Library of Congress who has worked with several different indexers for a wide variety of books, I was most impressed by Amron’s professionalism, efficiency, and wide cultural and historical knowledge. I could not have been happier with the index and it is already proving to be a prime asset to mining and understanding a complex narrative.” Sara Day, Author, New Academia Publishing

“Amron tackled an unusual project for me: indexing an online course. She did an excellent job, delivering what she promised with accuracy, good humor, and expert ability. She was on time and she stuck to her estimate. She’s now first on my list for top-quality indexing." Mark Gage, Director of Publishing and Digital Content, Center for Civic Education

“Thank you again for working with me. You are easily to work with and very responsive when I had questions. You are a professional indexer with equally great interpersonal skills.” Phyllis Wong, author, Michigan State University Press 

“A BIG thank you for the beautiful index! I was so worried about having to do that myself; I knew I wouldn’t do it justice. It is so thorough and detailed. Really, thank you!” Heather Gregg, Author, University of Nebraska Press

“I am most grateful for your close reading and sensitive compiling of the index for my book.” Franziska Fay, Author, Rutgers University Press

“Thank you very much for a thoughtful and careful index. It must be very difficult to do that to someone else’s text. I am really impressed.” Rani-Henrik Andersson, Author, University of Oklahoma Press 

“A pleasure working with you, and the result is a detailed, considered, professional index that really makes the book useful in so many more ways.” Denis Crowdy, Author, University of Hawaii Press

“You are such a professional Amron. I am really happy I had the pleasure to work with you.” Cesar Guillen

Nuñez, Researcher, Macau Ricci Institute

“I’m so glad we decided to include an index. It makes the book 10 times as useful! Thank you for your thorough work.” Nancy Rutman, Author and Editor, Perseverance Publishing

“I join the others in congratulating the indexer on a superb job on a difficult ms.” Editor, Harvard University Press

“I was impressed by the quality of your indexing and would not hesitate to recommend you to friends and colleagues.” Ayako Kano, Author, University of Hawaii Press

“You did an incredible job–and in a short period of time. It was a great pleasure to work with you. It was so easy to communicate with you, and the work you did was highly professional.” Kristen Schade, Production Editor, MorningStar Music Publishing “You’ve created an impressive index.” and “You’ve done an amazing job on an extremely challenging book!” Margery Thompson, Editor, Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training

“I must say that I think it an excellent [index] you sent me.” David J. Fitzpatrick, Author, University of Oklahoma Press

“I am very pleased with the thoroughness of the subjects and how you handled ship names, for example. Your fact-checking was an unexpected gift.” Mark Rauzon, Author, University of Hawaii Press

“The listings for the China and Japan chapters seem to me to be comprehensive and thorough. Please thank the indexer for his/her care in spelling!” Editor, Harvard University Press

“Thank you so much, this looks amazing! I’m very impressed with your work. I think you did a great job of capturing the conceptual ideas as well as key terms. I also appreciate you taking the time to flag the errors you came across.” Holly Karibo, Author, University of North Carolina Press

“I met with our graphic designer this morning and she, too, was impressed with your index! Your work is just “as advertised” on your website, which is well-presented and interesting. The information you offer on-line dispelled any butterflies about collaborating from a distance. That, and your quick and detailed email responses.” Debra McIntosh, Archivist and Project Coordinator, Millsaps College

“Amron is highly reliable and an expert at her craft. When I send her a book to be indexed, I know it will be done well and in a timely manner. She provides excellent service and follow-up. We have been more than pleased with her work.” Stephanie Meissner, Senior Editor/Project Manager, Walter Foster Publishing

“Amron is a professional and creative indexer, who pays very close attention to detail. She is punctual, has wonderful communication skills, and is a joy to work with. Amron knows indexing inside and out and we couldn’t be more happy with her work!” Tiffany Gibson, Managing Editor, Morgan James Publishing

“[It was] easy peasy to work with you.” Nancy Curtis, Publisher, High Plains Press

“I want to thank you for taking such good care of my book. Your index is fabulous!” Maya Ajmera, Author, Palgrave Macmillan

“Thanks so much for your excellent work on this title. This has been a tricky one, and we’re really pleased with your contribution.” Edward Wade, Production Editor, Westchester Publishing Services

“Thank you for the quick turnaround and thorough job on the index.” Debbie Masi, Production Supervisor, Westchester Publishing Services

“I was delighted with the index Amron Gravett prepared for my latest book. She is very professional and highly knowledgeable about indexes. I will gladly work with her again.” C. M. Mayo, Author, Dancing Chiva Literary Arts

“It has been a pleasure working with you.” and “Amron is a creative indexer and formed a key part of our team producing a prestigious children’s information book for an important client.” Lionel Bender, Editor, Bender Richardson White

“I dreamed last night that your index was a Frank Lloyd Wright structure and all the rooms were headings with the cross- references as connecting doors.” Catherine Stewart, Author, University of North Carolina Press

“Wow – what a work of art!” Lou Latsha, Editor, Lycoming County Genealogical Society

“The index really looks super, and the indexer’s answers to our queries were excellent and educational.” Douglas Goldstein, Author, Morgan James Publishing

“Thank you! An excellent job!” Christopher Korth, Author, Morgan James Publishing

“Thank you for your careful notes.” Laurena Mayne Davis, Editor, Grand Junction Media 

Indexing Client Brief

If you’d like to assist me in the process of index-creation for your book, here are some guidelines to include in an indexing brief.

A professional indexer will not index your book exactly the same way as you would do it yourself. As a professional indexer, I am guided by indexing standards and press specifications. However, no one knows the important themes of the book, and how potential readers will expect to find them listed, better than a book’s author. An indexing brief is best provided as a list of key topics and is best supplied to me before I begin my work on your manuscript.

Some things to consider for your indexing brief:

- In a sentence, state the persons/groups that are your reading audience for this book. This helps the indexer determine the use or formatting of certain terminology.

- Do you expect front matter, illustrative matter, and notes to be included in the index? By default, the indexer will follow the press specifications, however, if you have a need for further discussion, do so with the editor before the indexing begins and then inform the indexer in the brief.

- Are there different terms used synonymously throughout the text for the same concept and should they be collected together under one heading in the index, with cross-references from the synonymous terms? If so, include these in your list and note which is the preferred term.

- By indexing standards, only substantive information or discussion of a term/concept are indexed. It is important to be aware that that the indexer will not list the page number for every reference in the text. By extension, not every person or place mentioned will end up in the index. If there are some topics or themes that you would like to see more exhaustively listed, include this note in your brief.

- If your book includes names in non-English languages, it is helpful to provide a few examples and where you would like the name to be sorted in the index entry. The indexer uses various professional resources to determine sorting rules, however, if there are tricky names you would be wise to add those to your brief. They will be concerned with what letter the name sorts and where the name breaks.

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