About the Indexer

I am an Advanced Accredited Indexer with the Society of Indexers. I also hold degrees in European Archaeology from Oxford University, and History with Associated Archaeology from King Alfred’s College, Winchester (now the University of Winchester). I worked as a professional archaeologist, with Archaeological Services and Consultancy Ltd, Bournemouth University and Milton Keynes Archaeology Unit and I attained the Associate grade (AIFA) as a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

I have recently indexed:

  • archaeological excavation reports for the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Oxbow, East Anglian Archaeology and the Hendon and District Archaeological Society
  • academic books on a range of subjects including: evolution of domestic appliances, Spanish-Israeli relations in the 20th century, editors talking about editing, and web-based media events in China
  • a biography of Fresca Allinson
  • collections of papers from conferences: one about the British Monarchy on screen; another on colonisation, maritime interaction and cultural integration; and also on New Age practices in Norway
  • landscape studies of the work of Capability Brown and Hal Moggridge
  • a family history
  • memoirs including: those of art critic Edwin Mullins; by journalist Robert Harling about his friendship with Ian Fleming; by Baaaddad Nigel Buxton of his World War II experiences and his travel writings; a GP from the time before computers in GP practice; and a seafarer plying the North Sea in the days before container ships
  • World War I history books
  • a book on the evolution of roads in Britain and America
  • two cookery books

Take a look at my INDEXING EXPERIENCE page for more information.

I worked as a researcher at Intertek, mainly in the areas of domestic energy efficiency policy and testing consumer products. My eye for detail and accuracy was appreciated by the Consumers’ Association when I worked for Which? magazine. A while ago I researched the (then) Department of Trade and Industry’s Guide to product recalls and at Intertek I managed product recall and consumer returns projects. I have a good eye for detail and I am able to work to demanding production schedules. I also worked as an elections specialist on electronic voting pilot schemes and helped deliver the first London Mayor and Assembly elections in 2000.

When I’m not working I enjoy cycling, running and swimming. I also enjoy baking and maintain another blog about my efforts called What?Bread?. I’m happy to index books on these subjects and other general interest books too.