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I conceived of a career in indexing when I was asked by my publisher to index my own book. I wasn’t expecting to have to do this but discovered I enjoyed the process thoroughly, although now, with formal training, I would not now recommend that authors index their own books! For me, indexing provides the right mix of intellectual stimulation and personal flexibility.
Before indexing I was a full-time scholar and so am accustomed to detailed scholarly analysis. I am a former paralegal and trained art and architecture historian–and have published in that field–but as an indexer I am a generalist with a wide range of interests who welcomes projects in many subject areas. These factors, combined with my indexing training, make me competent and thorough no matter what the subject. I bring exceptional credentials to indexing with deep experience in the humanities and law.
What recent clients have said.
"Victoria George designed the index for my book with painstaking attention to detail and great consideration toward the production calendar. Although this was a particularly long manuscript heavy with names and terms in numerous languages, Victoria took to it with a trained eye, strong dedication, and intellectual stamina. Working with her has been a real pleasure, especially because she made time to explain decisions, discuss entries, and inquire about preferences, making this a very instructive experience for me in the process. Through it all, Victoria's careful and caring approach testified to her mastery of indexing not as a task, but as a craft. I can only highly recommend her."—
José Juan Pérez Meléndez, PhD
"Victoria George indexed for me a short but dense book on the history of the military-industrial complex. The manuscript posed challenges on several levels: the esoteric nature of the topic, the wealth of confusing acronyms, the catalog of government agencies and programs, the complexity of the analysis, and the density of the prose. She handled all with grace, good humor, deference to authorial prerogatives, and willingness to understand and present the contents as I saw them. She brought to the undertaking a thorough mastery of the craft of indexing, easy familiarity with the protocols dictated by my publisher, and an admirable sense of humor. She is fastidious in her professionalism, patient in her manner, and tireless in her pursuit of perfection. She is, in short, a practically perfect indexer."—
Alex Roland, PhD
“Victoria was an absolute pleasure to work with. Professional and efficient with a keen eye for detail—we would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for an index for their manuscript.—
Sean Gray, PhD and Archon Fung, PhD