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I work with authors, publishers, and editors and index a wide variety of topics. My very first index was a scholarly piece on public restrooms. Since then, I have indexed many books on business, leadership, marketing, technology, cookbooks, religion, self-help, and health books. I have even indexed union contracts and rule manuals for professional sports organizations.
I am a member of American Society for Indexing (ASI), and the immediate past co-chairperson of ASI's Upper Midwest Chapter. I follow the organization's best practices, and partake in national and local conferences and webcasts to keep current on indexing.
I am also listed on Upwork as one of the top ten back-of-the-book indexers.
Be sure to visit the My Work page to see some of the books I have been a part of.
“Very professional and great attention to detail. Diligent, thorough, meticulous. I’m out of superlatives ...”
Mastering Small Business Employee Engagement
From an e-mail from Ron Sauder from Secant Publishing:
"You did a marvelous job. Actually it adds a lot of substance to the book….Thanks again for a great effort. I will be calling on you again in the future, I feel sure. You have convinced me indexing is a science in its own right."
From the acknowledgments in Simply Delicious Wine Country Recipes by Robin Goldstein:
"With sincere thanks to Jen Weers, for your attention to detail in creating the index for this book. Your organizational skills are exceptional."
"The top-level indexing that Jennifer Weers does will give any non-fiction work added, top-level credibility. As someone who reads/scans some 300 books annually, I am speaking from experience."
-Milan Somborac DDS
Your Mouth, Your Health and Monday Morning Millionaire
"I truly appreciate the work that you did indexing my book, Cognitive Productivity. This required that you work through over 10,000 words, learning many concepts in a short period of time. You were systematic, well organized, thorough, and smart. I am grateful that you took the initiative to reduce cost for me for the next stage of my project. I look forward to working with you on future projects."
-Luc P. Beaudoin, Ph.D (Cognitive Science)
"Never having worked with an indexer before, I was a bit nervous about what it would take to include a back-of-the-book index in a self-published book. Jen answered every query I had with professionalism and clearly laid out the process for me. The result is a comprehensive, cross-referenced and well-edited back-of-the-book index that will help my readers further explore the text and refer back to important points. Jen even suggested a new way reference books, products, and courses outside the book that will further explore readers to the other offerings available."
-Laura Brandenburg, CBAP
How to Become a Business Analyst