About indexing projects
What is indexed?
Indexable pages do not include the bibliography and other front or back portions of the book unless you specify that you want them included.
Depending on the project tables, maps and illustrations, footnotes and endnotes may or may not be indexed.
How is page count determined?
The industry standard for a “page” is 250 words. To figure out your page count, divide your total word count by 250.
What I need from you:
Accurate pagination is required to produce an accurate index. I will work from a PDF of the text in the final proof stage, after page numbers have been assigned. Alterations to the flow of the text will invalidate page references requiring parts of the index to be redone. If this is necessary, additional hourly charges may apply. I take pride in the indexes I produce and want you to be happy with the result. I will provide up to two hours at no charge for editing or formatting corrections. A style sheet, if available, also will be helpful.
About editing projects
Basic proofreading fees
Includes proofing for spelling mistakes, typos, punctuation, capitalization errors, and awkward grammar.
• $3.50/page for corrected file copy
Line-by-Line copyediting fees
Includes everything that comes with our basic proofreading but also includes general structure, clarity, sense, word choice, redundancies, and inconsistencies in narrative voice.
• $4.50-$5.50/page for corrected file copy
What I need from you
My clients generally prefer working with Word files. I will edit your Word file using track changes. This allows you to see clearly what I have changed in your writing. Let me know if you would prefer hardcopy editing, or would rather use a software program other than Word for producing your work. A style sheet, if available, also will be helpful.
"Cynthia Col prepared the index for Esoteric Buddhism and the Tantras in East Asia (E. J. Brill, 2010), a compilation of eighty-eight essays by forty-one scholars. The volume has a massive unified bibliography and thus presented considerable challenges with regard to consistency. Cynthia was a delight to work with, very professional, and an enthusiastic collaborator. Her quick and efficient turn-arounds helped us to meet our deadlines. What's more, her facility with Asian languages and her great attention to detail gave us what amounted to another proofreader. She saved us from innumerable errors and inconsistencies. I recommend her work without reserve!"
Charles D. Orzech
Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, Greensboro