Directory of Indexers (alphabetical)

The following is an alphabetical roster of members of the Pacific Northwest Chapter who have chosen to be listed in our Directory of Indexers. A listing by subject specialty and skills is also available.

This Directory is a self-selected listing of indexers who are members of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Society for Indexing and are willing to be contacted regarding freelance indexing projects. The PNW Chapter encourages each publisher or author to discuss projects with indexers and confirm appropriate qualifications. Members of PNW/ASI wishing to be included in the Directory should visit the Application page.

Why hire a professional indexer? A good author deserves a professionally produced index. There are specific indexing skills which are developed with experience:

  • text analysis;
  • ability to identify significant concepts/themes in texts and represent them with suitable index terms;
  • ability to organize multiple references into helpful subheading sequences;
  • consistency in cross-referencing and double entry;
  • a recognition of insignificant mentions of a subject which lead the reader nowhere; and
  • an ability to empathize with the proposed readership.

These are all skills honed by practice, and unless the author has previously indexed a book [and endured knowledgeable critiques of the index], he or she is unlikely to have the experience or proficiency to do this to the same standard as a professional indexer.

From Last But Not Least: A Guide for Editors Commissioning Indexes (1998, Society of Indexers)


Access Points Indexing
Mary Harper
PO Box 1155
Hood River, OR 97031
mary@accesspointsindexing.com
http://www.accesspointsindexing.com
Officer 2006-2007


Allex Indexing
Wendy Allex
6039 Sunshine Drive
Ferndale, WA 98248-9234
360-820-5671
wendy@indexpert.com
http://www.indexpert.com


All Sky Indexing
Madge Walls
30406 SW Ruth Street #78
Wilsonville, OR 97070
503-427-0623
madge@allskyindexing.com
http://allskyindexing.com
Officer 2012-2016

Arnold-Boyd, Sam. See Cascade Indexing


Back Words Indexing
Martha Osgood
Eugene, OR 97403-1669
541-484-1180
indexer@backwordsindexing.com
http://www.backwordsindexing.com
Officer 2005-2006, 2001-2002, 1999-2000

Barr, Catherine A. See Under the Oaks Indexing

Burton, Jen. See Columbia Indexing Group

Caridio, Erica. See The Last Word


Cascade Indexing
Sam Arnold-Boyd
185 W. 35th Place
Eugene, OR 97405
541-520-2458
cascadeindexing@gmail.com
www.cascadeindexing.biz


Columbia Indexing Group
Jen Burton
2729 Tidewater Court
Las Vegas, NV 89117
702-240-1715
jen@columbiaindexing.com
http://www.columbiaindexing.com


Daniel Indexing
Meg Daniel
6524 Upper 23rd Street North
Oakdale, MN 55128
612-978-1206
megdaniel.indexing@outlook.com

Gibbs, Judi. See Write Guru

Hallinger, Linda Herr. See Herr’s Indexing Service

Harper, Mary. See Access Points Indexing

Henderson, S. Jane. See Indexplorations


Herr’s Indexing Service
Linda Herr Hallinger
76-340 Kealoha St.
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
808-365-4348
lindahallinger@gmail.com
http://www.herrsindexing.com


Indexplorations
S. Jane Henderson
2939 NE 19th Avenue
Portland, OR 97212
971-219-9868
janeh@indexplorations.com
http://www.indexplorations.com
Officer 2007


Index Plus
Maria Sosnowski
4930 N Princeton St.
Portland, OR 97203
503-286-9788
maria@index-plus.com
http://www.index-plus.com
Officer 2007-2009, 2016


InOrder Freelance Indexing
Judy Staigmiller
870 Sanders Ave., Unit B.
Bozeman MT 59718
406-585-1165
judy@inorderindexing.com
http://www.inorderindexing.com


The Last Word
Erica Caridio
33686 Row River Road
Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424
541-228-4556
erica@lastwordindexing.com
http://www.lastwordindexing.com
Officer 2011-2014


Lee Indexing
Nicole Lee
PO Box 2622
Oregon City, Oregon 97045-0217
702-328-8775
NLee@LeeIndexing.com
http://www.LeeIndexing.com

Osgood, Martha. See Back Words Indexing

Peregrine Indexing
Linda Stumbaugh
PO Box 334
Carlsborg, WA 98324
360-460-0729
peregrineindexing@gmail.com
www.peregrineindex.com
Officer 2013-2015


Potomac Indexing, LLC
Joanne Sprott
PO Box 492
Sutherlin, Oregon 97479
713-252-1945
joanne.sprott@potomacindexing.com
http://potomacindexing.com


Rebecca Plunkett Indexing and Editorial Services
651 Ferry Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261
707-355-0317
beckles108@gmail.com


Ryan Indexing
Sheila M. Ryan
Portland, OR
415-810-4858
ryanindexing@gmail.com
http://www.ryanindexing.com
Officer 2009-2010


Scott Smiley, Ph.D., Indexer of Books
Scott Smiley
8906 NE 136th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98682-3059
360-260-5255
scottsmiley@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~scottsmiley/
Officer 2005-2010, 2016

Sheila M. Ryan. See Ryan Indexing

Smiley, Scott, Ph.D. See Scott Smiley, Ph.D., Indexer of Books

Sosnowski, Maria. See Index Plus

Sprott, Joanne. See Potomac Indexing, LLC

Staigmiller, Judy. See InOrder Freelance Indexing

Stumbaugh, Linda. See Peregrine Indexing

Trantino, Charlee. See Writers Unlimited, Inc.


Under the Oaks Indexing
Catherine A. Barr
13324 Racquet Court
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 705-3981
CABarr@UTOIndexing.com
http://UTOIndexing.com

Walls, Madge. See All Sky Indexing


Weaver Indexing Service
Carolyn G. Weaver
2213 138th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98005
206-930-4348
cgweaver@weaverindexing.com
http://www.weaverindexing.com
Officer 2015, 2003-2005, 1996-1998, 2016
Charter Member


Write Guru
Judith Gibbs
PO Box 17899
Seattle, WA 98127
206-795-8394
judi@writeguru.com

www.writeguru.com

Officer 2011-2013


Writers Unlimited Inc.
Charlee Trantino
RR 2 Box 280
Harveys Lake PA 18618
570-675-3447
charlee@epix.net
http://www.darkwingchronicles.com
http://www.lucyfinn.com

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