Following the easing of COVID-19 related restrictions in Melbourne, the ANZSI Library has now recommenced operations.
The application of a professional approach to quoting, based on a good understanding of the quoting process, is a key factor in operating a successful freelance indexing business. The aim of this session is to assist ANZSI members in developing (or enhancing) the necessary skills, resources and confidence to produce professional quotes. To this end, a panel of highly experienced freelance indexers will
- distinguish between various types of requests for quotes
- provide tips on applying a professional approach to quoting
- outline the various methods of calculating a fee
- discuss the key issues and challenges related to quoting for different types of texts, and
- be available to address your questions.
Nikki Davis has over fifteen years’ experience as a freelance indexer, and focuses on topics related to the humanities and social sciences, particularly architecture, art, education, history, religion and sociology. In addition, Nikki has previous editorial research and library cataloguing experience.
Karen Gillen has operated a freelance indexing, editing and proofreading business for almost 24 years. She specialises in the social sciences, humanities and law. Karen has also conducted indexing training workshops for ANZSI, and is currently ANZSI Education Officer.
Sherrey Quinn is a librarian, information consultant and freelance indexer. Throughout her career, she has indexed print and electronic publications and digital resources across a broad range of subject areas. Sherrey also develops and presents training programs related to her library and indexing work.
DATE: Tuesday, 10 November 2020
TIME: 3.00–4.30pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time
12.00–1.30pm — Western Australia 2.00–3.30pm – Queensland 2.30–4.00pm — South Australia 3.00–4.30pm — Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria 5.00–6.30pm — New Zealand
MEDIA: Zoom (Please note this meeting will NOT be recorded for future viewing).
RSVP: Monday, 3 November 2020
BOOKINGS: For further details regarding the video meeting, and to book your place, please contact the Education Officer.
Indexers play a vital role in creating the cookbooks that readers love. Their work guides cooks and chefs to the recipe they are looking for or helps them discover ones they didn’t know about. Because they are used again and again, cookbooks have a large number of repeat readers, relying on you to help them find “that” recipe.
Since no two cookbooks are the same, each index is custom made, unique to that book. As an indexer, how do you determine what to include? Do you index the recipe titles? Which ingredients should be indexed? If the cookbook is for a particular style of eating, like low-fat or gluten-free, how does that impact your indexing decisions? What choices do you make to help readers who are browsing an index vs. searching an index for a specific recipe? How do you handle different terms for food, such as in British vs. American English?
To register go to https://www.asindexing.org/online-learning/culinary-hall/
Please note: Attendance at the live sessions is not required. Registration entitles you to “on demand” access to the course and unlimited repeat viewings after the initial sessions have aired.
ANZSI members receive a discount. Details will be emailed separately to all ANZSI members.
With this bursary, the ISC/SCI aims to help achieve equality of opportunity for aspiring indexers belonging to underrepresented and/or marginalized groups. The bursary covers fees for an approved indexing program, two years of ISC membership with listing, and entry into the Mary Newberry Mentorship program https://indexers.ca/resources/mentorship
View the full press release here https://indexers.ca/indexing-society-of-canada-announces-winner-of-the-diversity-in-canadian-publishing-bursary-award-for-2020
This webinar explains potential difficulties in indexing both modern and premodern Arabic names. What do you do with the definite article and its variants? What is Al when it’s not an article? What names must not be split? When and where do you invert names? The materials for this webinar are based in part on errors found in published indexes.
This webinar will help you to recognize
- the definite article and its variants
- compound names tha tmust not be split
- titles that are mistaken for surnames
- whether and where to invert names
AElfwine recommends that attendees read her blog posts about romanized Arabic before the webinar.
Ælfwine Mischler is an American indexer based in Cairo. She has been editing Islamic studies and other materials for many years and has been indexing since 2014, primarily in Islamic studies, Middle East studies, and Egyptology. She has written about indexing and about romanized Arabic in English texts on An American Editor blog and has published in The Indexer, “Arabic terms in embedded book indexes.”
The live webinar is $59 for non-members, however, members of sister associations can use the coupon code LEARN2020 to get $40 off the webinar. You will have long-term access to the replay following the event.
Register at https://www.asindexing.org/webinars/mischler-arabicnames/