By Nancy C. Mulvany
Like its predecessor, this version of Indexing Books deals complete, trustworthy remedy of indexing rules and practices proper to authors and indexers alike. as well as useful suggestion, the e-book provides a big-picture viewpoint at the nature and goal of indexes and their function in released works. New to this variation are discussions of "information overload" and the position of the index, open-system as opposed to closed-system indexing, digital submission and show of indexes, and developments in software program improvement, between different topics.
Mulvany is both cozy targeting the nuts and bolts of indexing—how to figure out what's indexable, how you can make a decision the intensity of an index, and the way to paintings with writer instructions—and extensively surveying vital assets of indexing guidance similar to The Chicago guide of Style, sunlight Microsystems, Oxford college Press, NISO TR03, and ISO 999. Authors will savour Mulvany's in-depth attention of the prices and merits of getting ready one's personal index as opposed to hiring a certified, whereas expert indexers will price Mulvany's insights into computer-aided indexing. beneficial appendixes contain assets for indexers, a worksheet for normal index requisites, and a bibliography of assets to refer to for extra info on more than a few topics.
Indexing Books is either a realistic advisor and a manifesto concerning the very important function of the human-crafted index within the details Age. because the average indexing reference, it belongs at the cabinets of every body keen on writing and publishing nonfiction books.
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Indexing Books, Second Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) by Nancy C. Mulvany