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Indexing Books will be welcomed by authors and professional indexers as a much-needed guide to index preparation that is thorough, accessible, well organized, and up-to-date.

Nancy C. Mulvany builds on various style guides, particularly The Chicago Manual of Style's extensive chapter on indexing. She expands its treatment of mechanics with more in-depth discussions of analysis and editorial judgment calls—deciding what is and what is not indexable, and establishing the structure of entries. She also discusses the concept of indexing and how it fits into the publishing process; deciding when to prepare one's own index and when to hire a professional; deciphering publishers' indexing guidelines; and choosing appropriate software.

Mulvany's evaluation of available embedded and dedicated software is especially useful as a current guide to what works best for which tasks. While she advocates use of computers for certain tasks, she demonstrates that no software can replace the analysis provided by a good indexer.

Appendixes provide a worksheet for general index specifications, the table of ASCII characters, tables of commonly used generic characters, and a list of additional resources.

The most extensive and up-to-date reference available, this will become the standard indexing guide for authors, technical writers, editors, beginning and advanced professional indexers, and all others involved in writing and publishing nonfiction books.

This practical and thorough guide to indexing shows how to determine what is and what is not indexable, select terms to create clear and succinct entries, establish the external and internal structures of entries, choose headings and subentries, cross-reference, manage foreign names, abbreviations, acronyms, numbers, and multiauthored works, lay out an index, and edit an index.

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Expanding on the discussions in the standard style guides, explains to authors and professional indexers aspects of analysis and judgment such as what to include and exclude from the index, the structure, how indexing fits into the publishing industry, whether to do it yourself or hire it out, deciphering publishers guidelines, and choosing appropriate software.
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Synopsis:

Indexing books provides authors and professional indexers alike a much-needed guide to index preparation that is thorough, accessible, well organized, and up-to-date. Nancy C. Mulvany builds on various style guides - including The Chicago Manual of Style's extensive chapter on indexing - but goes beyond mechanics with in-depth discussions of analysis and editorial judgment calls, such as deciding what is and what is not indexable and establishing the structure of entries. Other topics covered include the concept of indexing and how it fits into the publishing process; deciding when to prepare one's own index and when to hire a professional; deciphering publishers' indexing guidelines; and choosing appropriate software. Particularly helpful is Mulvany's evaluation of embedded and dedicated indexing software, a guide to what works best for which tasks. Other useful features are appendixes providing a worksheet for general index specifications, the table of ASCII characters, tables of commonly used generic characters, and a list of additional resources. The most extensive and up-to-date reference available, this will become the standard indexing guide for authors, technical writers, editors, beginning and advanced professional indexers, and all others involved in writing and publishing nonfiction books.

Synopsis:

PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Introduction to Book Indexing2. The Author and the Index3. Getting Started4. Structure of Entries5. Arrangement of Entries6. Special Concerns in Indexing7. Names, Names, Names8. Format and Layout of the Index9. Editing the Index10. Tools for IndexingAppendixesA. Index Specifications WorksheetB. ASCII TableC. Summary of Generic Codes Most Often Needed in Electronic Index ManuscriptsD. Summary of Generic Codes for Roman Characters for Latin-based LanguagesE. Summary of Generic Codes for Greek Characters, Monetary Symbols, Punctuation for Latin-based Languages, and Some Mathematical SymbolsF. Resources for IndexersReferencesIndex

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-299) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction to Book Indexing

2. The Author and the Index

3. Getting Started

4. Structure of Entries

5. Arrangement of Entries

6. Special Concerns in Indexing

7. Names, Names, Names

8. Format and Layout of the Index

9. Editing the Index

10. Tools for Indexing

Appendixes

A. Index Specifications Worksheet

B. ASCII Table

C. Summary of Generic Codes Most Often Needed in Electronic Index Manuscripts

D. Summary of Generic Codes for Roman Characters for Latin-based Languages

E. Summary of Generic Codes for Greek Characters, Monetary Symbols, Punctuation for Latin-based Languages, and Some Mathematical Symbols

F. Resources for Indexers

References

Index


Product Details

ISBN:
9780226550145
Author:
Mulvany, Nancy C.
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Author:
Mulvany, Nancy C.
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Bibliographies & Indexes
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Indexing
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, & Publishing
Series Volume:
9366
Publication Date:
19940502
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.82x5.84x1.07 in. 1.22 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Indexing books provides authors and professional indexers alike a much-needed guide to index preparation that is thorough, accessible, well organized, and up-to-date. Nancy C. Mulvany builds on various style guides - including The Chicago Manual of Style's extensive chapter on indexing - but goes beyond mechanics with in-depth discussions of analysis and editorial judgment calls, such as deciding what is and what is not indexable and establishing the structure of entries. Other topics covered include the concept of indexing and how it fits into the publishing process; deciding when to prepare one's own index and when to hire a professional; deciphering publishers' indexing guidelines; and choosing appropriate software. Particularly helpful is Mulvany's evaluation of embedded and dedicated indexing software, a guide to what works best for which tasks. Other useful features are appendixes providing a worksheet for general index specifications, the table of ASCII characters, tables of commonly used generic characters, and a list of additional resources. The most extensive and up-to-date reference available, this will become the standard indexing guide for authors, technical writers, editors, beginning and advanced professional indexers, and all others involved in writing and publishing nonfiction books.
"Synopsis" by , PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Introduction to Book Indexing2. The Author and the Index3. Getting Started4. Structure of Entries5. Arrangement of Entries6. Special Concerns in Indexing7. Names, Names, Names8. Format and Layout of the Index9. Editing the Index10. Tools for IndexingAppendixesA. Index Specifications WorksheetB. ASCII TableC. Summary of Generic Codes Most Often Needed in Electronic Index ManuscriptsD. Summary of Generic Codes for Roman Characters for Latin-based LanguagesE. Summary of Generic Codes for Greek Characters, Monetary Symbols, Punctuation for Latin-based Languages, and Some Mathematical SymbolsF. Resources for IndexersReferencesIndex
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