The Society of Indexers is holding an afternoon online conference for anyone who needs to know more about working with book indexers. The programme and booking details are here. But we’ll be covering the following:
- The case for indexes and human indexers
- Finding a professional indexer
- Briefing the indexer
- Reviewing and checking the index
- Indexing new and updated editions
- Further resources and workshops
National Indexing Day was established in March 2017 to commemorate the diamond anniversary of the founding of the Society of Indexers. Since then, celebrations of indexing have taken place at live events, online and in the media. Indexers, authors and publishers have joined in enthusiastically to salute these ‘unsung heroes of the publishing world’, in Sam Leith’s words in The Guardian. This year we will be celebrating with a online event for publishers, as well as online across social media.
The date marks the anniversary of the founding of the Society, which was formally constituted at the premises of the National Book League in London on 30 March 1957 by G. Norman Knight and colleagues. The Society of Indexers is the only autonomous professional body for indexers in the United Kingdom and Ireland and is associated with other indexing organisations around the world. Its aims are to promote indexing, the quality of indexes and the profession of indexing. Membership includes specialist indexers across the UK, working for authors and publishers in more than a hundred different subjects, from accountancy to zoology.