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 We provide back-of-the-book indexing services. 
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Rates

 
Once a sample chapter, preferably from the middle of the book, has 
been reviewed and your requirements discussed, we can provide 
you with a quote.

Indexing rates can be affected by the following:

  • Type of book (scholarly, technical, trade)
  • Audience (general public, children/young adult, student, researcher, professional)
  • Density and complexity of the material (footnotes, endnotes, tables and illustrations)
  • Type and number of indexes (subject, names/author, title)
  • Foreign language terms requiring diacritics
  • Length and space requirements for index (short does not equate to easy)
  • Turnaround time (more than 200 pages per week probably requires a higher rate)
Usually we work with a per page rate, however hourly, per  entry or project 
quotes can also be provided.  Rates generally vary between $3 and $6 per page.
 
For actual indexing purposes, it is critical that the pages be in final format.  Any 
rework required due to changes in layout, page numbering or reflow will be 
charged at an hourly rate of $40 / hour.   One hour of changes or 
corrections are complimentary. 
 

  SPECIFICATIONS

   WHAT IS:

  1. Run-in format
           candy; butterscotch, 54; canes, 78-82;       
              chocolate, 123-127;  soft, 221-226
  1. Indented format
            candy
               butterscotch, 54
               canes, 78-82
               chocolate, 123-127
               soft, 221-226
  1. Word-by-word alphabetization
               new
               New Market
               New York
               Newark
               newborn
               Newfoundland
               newspaper
  1. Letter-by-letter alphabetization
               new
               Newark
               newborn
               Newfoundland
               New Market
               newspaper
               New York
 

 

 
 
 
 
   
  1. Cross-reference format
    1. term. See x
    2.  term, see x
    3.  term (see x)
 
      6.  See also placement

               a. run off from main heading

                        lions, see also cats
                           territory, 55
                           diet, 42-48
                           life span, 91-93

               b. last subentry  

                      lions
                         territory, 55
                         diet, 42-48
                         life span, 91-93
                         see also cats
 
                c. first subentry
 
                      lions
                         see also cats
                         territory, 55
                         diet, 42-48
                         life span, 91-93
  1. Page numbers/locators
    1.  full 135-139, 5690-5693
    2.  compressed 135-39, 5690-93