Recommendations from Authors and Publishers

 

 

“Paula did the index for my book War on Autism: On the Cultural Production of Normative Violence. Paula certainly is skillful at zeroing-in on the book’s key words, authors and texts. What stood out for me, though, was her impressive proficiency  at identifying and tagging the book’s more nuanced themes and concepts. The finalized index is, at once, efficient and elegant. This is both a reflection of Paula’s overall professionalism as an indexer, as well as her unique ability to engage deeply with the book’s orientation and central arguments. I am thrilled to say that the index really captures the spirit of the book itself. I couldn’t have asked for more.” -Anne McGuire, PhD

“You know your indexer is amazing when she creates an entry for ELO. Paula is amazing! She has tons of experience with rhetcomp as well as disability studies books (among other fields)! If you’re in need of an indexer, check her out!“- Melanie Yergeau, author of Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness

“I enjoy indexing my own books, because it’s a beautiful way to complete the process of writing. There’s just something about indexing that makes me happy. But indexing is an art and science all its own, and I really needed Paula’s support, because she can see things that I can’t. I sent her my index-in-process, and she quickly identified internal inconsistencies and logic problems, and she gave me ideas that made the whole process flow more smoothly. Paula’s expertise is invaluable, and if you’re creating your own index, you want it to be really useful and awesome. Paula will make sure that it is! I recommend her unreservedly.”– Karla McLaren, author of The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life’s Most Essential Skill (Sounds True, 2013)

“This looks great. I can’t imagine anyone trying and failing to find a topic or person based on this index. You really do “get it”!”- Jo B. Paoletti, author of Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America and Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution.

To the editor: ” I don’t know if you are the person to write to about the indexing process but I thought I would write to tell you about it.  I think that Paula did a brilliant job at catching all kinds of collections between and among my ideas in Nature’s Sublime.  She has a clear intuitive grasp of the deep architecture of the book and used headings and sub-headings carefully and wisely…. “I can strongly recommend her to future authors.  If you would like a formal endorsement I would be happy to write one, but as an in-house recommendation you have this one from me.  She showed me that the book is coherent and deeply inter-laced.  The index is a very important part of the final product.” – Robert Corrington, author of Nature’s Sublime: An Essay in Aesthetic Naturalism

“The index is brilliant and looks terrific…After going over this several times, I want you to know just how profoundly I appreciate your insightful, meticulous work on the index. This is my first book, and I could not be happier with the index. It’s everything I hoped it would be and more. The thematic groupings are especially helpful. As I read through the index, it was just like a snapshot of the book in miniature.” – Elisa Koehler, author of Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer’s Guide to Trumpet History and Literature

“The index is brilliant!   It is wonderful and I see no changes needed.  WOW.  Thank you Paula for providing that!”

“It has been a pleasure to work with you on the book!”

“Thank you for putting together such a comprehensive index. It looks great.”

 

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