SD/PEN January 16 Meeting

January Program Meeting
Indexing Basics:
Discover the Why, Who, What, Where,
and Some of the Hows of Indexing

The following reminder is from San Diego Professional Editing Network, an organization several Guild members are also members of.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
6:30–8:30 p.m. (presentation starts at 7:00 p.m.)
San Diego County Health Services Complex
San Diego Room
3851 Rosecrans Street
San Diego 92110

RSVP by clicking here!

When we need information in a book quickly, one of the first places to turn to is the index. If you’ve ever wondered what goes into creating that index, join us at SD/PEN's January 16 program meeting when Catherine Barr of Under the Oaks Indexing tells us

  • Why many texts (and not just nonfiction) should have an index
  • Who offers indexing services
  • What constitutes a good index
  • Where to learn more about being an indexer
  • How to index—the basics

Catherine Barr graduated from UCLA with a biology degree and earned her teaching credential from CSU Northridge. After 15 years of substitute teaching kindergarten through twelfth grade, she decided to go back to work full time as an indexer.

Her indexing training includes the UC Berkeley indexing course and the periodical indexing course offered through Simmons College of Boston. She has published many articles on indexing and offers an Indexing Basics workshop. She has also served as a board member for SD/PEN and as the president of the Southern California chapter of the American Society for Indexing.

RSVP here no later than Wednesday, January 15.
Cost: Free to members; $10 for nonmembers
Snacks provided!

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