Index Wisdom with Catherine Barr

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
City of Orange Library, Rotary Room
407 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92866
$20.00 ($10.00 for Members)
Karla Olson

In the days of Google and SEO, failing to include an index in your nonfiction book is a shortcut that can hurt you in the long run.

Indexing expert Catherine Barr reveals why indexes are even more valuable than ever. She’ll explain what kinds of indexes are there, and what purposes they serve. She’ll help you evaluate what makes for a good versus a bad index. She’ll also explain what kind of indexers are there, how they do what they do, and why you should never attempt to index your book yourself. She’ll describe why librarians, book reviewers and search engines love indexes, and how a good one can help promote your book.

Catherine Barr

Member of the American Society for Indexing, Catherine the has been indexing for many years a variety of texts such as biographies, histories, how-tos, cookbooks, and more. Through her website, Under The Oaks Indexing, and active attendance in local writing groups she has been an advocate for her profession.