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Rates can be quoted for any indexing project you have. Please send a description of the project, the time frame, and if possible five sample pages to

My price will include:

  • Supplementary proofreading
  • Supplementary data verification
  • Index delivered on time and in the format of your choice

Rates are generally given on a per indexable page basis, but they are negotiable because they depend on a number of factors:

  • Audience of book: professional researcher, student, or general public
  • Number of index entries per page (density of material)
  • Turn-around time
  • Page or entry limit to index: a short, limited index often takes longer than one that is comprehensive and unlimited

In addition to indexing, I can provide the following other services:

  • Proofreading
  • Copy editing
  • Data verification
  • Abstracting
  • Copy and original cataloging