I recognize whether, when, and which rules to follow or to break in order to meet the particular needs of your book and its readers.
I was one of the workshop speakers at the 2004 national convention of the American Society for Indexing, whose journal, chapters, members, and annual conferences have provided continuing education opportunities for indexers for over 30 years.
I've served as Co-President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Pacific Northwest chapter of the American Society for Indexing.
I read and have contributed to KeyWords, the American Society of Indexer's newsletter. I also subscribe to the journal of the Society of Indexers, an international organization providing a wealth of indexing research, education, and history for over 40 years.
In 1999 I founded and manage the IndexPeers email listserv where more than 340 professional indexers critique each other's work in order to increase their skills.
I am a member of the Order of the Kohlrabi (2003) for significant volunteer service to ASI in the advancement of indexers and indexing.
In March 2005, I served as one of seven national Wilson Award judges for ASI to honor excellence in indexing for indexes published in 2004.
In May 2008, I was honored with the Hines Award for continuous dedication and exceptional service to the American Society for Indexing, the highest award ASI offers.
Before deciding to index seriously, I had alphabetized my spices for many years (which shows that I am organized, orderly, meticulous by nature, and perhaps even just a little fussyexcellent qualities to find in your indexer).
Contact me by emailor if you need immediate assistance, please call (541) 484-1180.