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Book index award

We often flip to the back of a book and consult the index when we need to find something. Otherwise, I imagine we don’t spend too much time thinking about book indexes.

Sheila Ryan, owner of Ryan Indexing, has made a career out of creating book indexes. Earlier this year she won the 2019 American Society for Indexing Excellence Award for her index of The Churchill Documents, Volume 21, The Shadows of Victory, January–July 1945. It’s a 100-page index of a 2150-page book (I know because I formatted the text).

Congratulations, Sheila!

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Have you written a nonfiction or fiction manuscript? After it has been professionally edited, I can design the interior pages and cover, plus guide you through the maze of book publishing and printing. To get started, call me at 503-690-2438 to discuss your project and my helpful guide for authors.