Sometimes I struggle to index more than two or three pages an hour, which is an exceptionally slow rate of working. My favourite Victorian indexer, Nancy Bailey, worked considerably faster than me, and she may even have been one of the fastest indexers of all time. Here’s a little paragraph about her phenomenal work ethic (from Reynolds’s Newspaper, August 26, 1894)
David A. Green is a freelance indexer living in Petersfield, Hampshire.
The Indexed Word
Random thoughts about books, indexes, and book indexing.