Resources for Indexers


Beyond Book Indexing: How to Get Started in Web Indexing, Embedded Indexing, and Other Computer-Based Media
edited by Diane Brenner and Marilyn Rowland

The Chicago Manual of Style
(See the “Indexes” chapter.)
by University of Chicago Press

Facing the Text: Content and Structure in Book Indexing
by Do Mi Stauber

Indexing: A Nuts-and-Bolts Guide for Technical Writers
by Kurt Ament

Indexing Books
by Nancy Mulvany

Inside Indexing: The Decision-Making Process
by Sherry L. Smith and Kari Kells

Managing Your Documentation Projects
(See the “Managing Indexing” chapter.)
by JoAnn T. Hackos

Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications
(See the “Indexing and Attributing” chapter.)
by Microsoft Corp.

Read Me First! A Style Guide for the Computer Industry
(See the “Indexing” chapter.)
by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Science & Technical Writing: A Manual of Style
(See the “Creating Indexes” chapter.)
edited by Philip Rubens

Search Patterns
by Peter Morville and Jeffery Callender

Websites & Other Online Resources

American Society for Indexing

“Editing an Index”
Intercom: The Magazine of the Society for Technical Communication, Feb. 2001
by William Collins & Karen Hamilton

“Single-Source Indexing” – PDF
(an article on creating one set of index markers that work for both print and online output)
by Jan C. Wright

Martha Brockenbrough | How to write

Martha Brockenbrough, author of Things That Make Us [Sic], on “What Brand R U?”

Last modified: May 8, 2013