Shelley LogoLaura Shelley Indexing Services

143 Eileen Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15214

(412) 415-3454, email: shelleylaur@hotmail.com

SKILLS SUMMARY:

  • Professionally prepared indexes that are comprehensive, accurate, and delivered on time
  • Back of the book indexes for technical, scholarly, and general interest books, textbooks, newspapers, and journals
  • Capable of providing proofreading as well as light and medium copyediting
  • Skilled at abstracting of technical material
  • Experienced librarian with technical processing and computer skills
  • Experienced with use of Sky Indexing Software, embedded indexing in Microsoft Word, and Documentum software
  • Knowledgeable Internet searcher
  • Speaker for Technical Communications: Regional Conference, October 2000 and Pittsburgh Chapter, November 2007
  • Presented more than 400 non-credit classes/programs on cooking, gardening, pet care, consumerism, and historical topics
  • Extensive background and/or experience in natural history, photography, architecture, humanities, astronomy, and Asian history and culture

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree majors in History/Education/Library Science from Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) - magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) - Florida State University Fellow and Beta Phi Mu
  • Certificate from USDA Graduate School Basic Indexing course
  • Many workshops, conferences and other continuing education experiences on a variety of topics: management, budgeting, human resources, fund development, computer sciences, statistics, and other areas

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Free Lance Indexing 2000- (see List of Works Indexed for complete list of titles)
  • Independent Contractor working on various editing, proofing, and fact checking projects for Lexis-Nexis, Insurance Solutions Division (Atlanta, GA) 2010–
  • Information Specialist/Indexer at Westinghouse Energy Center (Monroeville, PA) 1999-2002
  • Office Manager/Member & Client Services Coordinator at Archives & Museum Informatics (Pittsburgh, PA) 1998-1999
  • Director at Northland Public Library (Pittsburgh, PA) 1971-1998
  • Early years’ experience include work as a school librarian, public librarian, and state consultant for institutional libraries 1965–1971