There is an article on the indexer Nancy Bailey (1863-1913) in the current issue of SIdelights magazine (the newsletter of the Society of Indexers). I wrote a piece on Nancy Bailey a couple of years back after researching her background and career. This new article contains an image of Nancy I haven’t seen before (see bottom left below). I now have four pictures of her.
Most professional indexers use dedicated indexing software to help with the routine clerical aspects of their craft ‒ the arrangement and styling of entries, the generation of output files in various formats, and so on. I’ve always been a fan of CINDEX, which I use nearly every day. But here’s evidence of an earlier attempt to join technology and indexing:
David A. Green is a freelance indexer living in Petersfield, Hampshire.
The Indexed Word
Random thoughts about books, indexes, and book indexing.