Document (#21738)

Author
Frame, A.
Title
Indexers and publishers : their views on indexers and indexing
Source
Indexer. 20(1996) no.2, S.58-64
Year
1996
Abstract
Presents a summary of the results of a 1995 questionnaire survey of UK indexers and editors, focusing on work practices, relations between editors and indexers, editors' and editors' expectations, and the value placed on various characteristics of indexers and indexing. Data from 146 indexers and 123 editors was analysed on the following topics: subject area covered, number of years working as indexers, hours spent on indexing, ages of indexers, reasons why indexers index, payment for indexing, how editors find and choose indexers and how indexers find work, the relationship between editors and the Society of Indexers, indexers' qualifications and training, qualitites that make a good indexer, editor's opinions of indexers and indexing, important elements in producing a good index, and indexers and computers. discusses areas worthy of further investigation as highlighted by the survey results
Theme
Register
Location
GB

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