Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about creating an index for your book. If you’re ready to request a quote, send me the following:
- Your book's topic and intended audience
- Word count or estimated number of pages
- Timeframe: when page proofs will be available and when the index is due to the press
- A sample chapter from the middle of the book
If I have space to take on the job, I will review the chapter, ask any needed questions, and provide you with a quote. If you accept the quote, I will send you an indexing agreement confirming what we've discussed.
Once I have the page proofs and your publisher’s style guidelines, I will begin work. I may contact you during the indexing with questions or issues that come up.
When I send you the completed index, I will provide recommendations for how to review it. You will have time to request any changes.
I charge $3.50-7.00 per indexable page of text (depending on complexity and density), rates competitive with the industry standard. I will provide a quote after reviewing a sample chapter.
You can view a sample of my work here.