I am both an Accredited Indexer and a Chartered Librarian with approximately fourteen years experience in indexing and twenty-four years in libraries and information centres.
I spent the first six years of my working life employed as a tax officer with the Inland Revenue, now HMRC. On gaining a degree in library studies and history, I began working as a librarian for a central government department (HM Treasury and Cabinet Office), and then an investment company (Fidelity International). For twelve years I was an Information Manager and then Associate Director for a commercial property agency (Chesterton). For eight years I have been employed on a part-time basis as a Subject Librarian at De Montfort University, with subject specialisms in Architecture, Interior Design and Fashion.
I began home working as an indexer for a database intermediary company in 2002, and started writing abstracts and indexing terms for a database publishing company in 2005. Having successfully completed the Society of Indexers course in 2007, I began book indexing in that year and have continued with it ever since.
I have therefore gained a wide range of experience and subject knowledge through working in a number of different fields. These include economics, taxation, finance, financial services, government, statistics, investment, companies, stockmarkets, property, architecture and the built environment, history, local and family history, art and design.
Organisations I have worked for as an indexer include: BDP (Business Database Production), ProQuest, Pearson, Wiley-Blackwell, Taylor & Francis, HMRC, Oxford University Press, Harriman House and Routledge.
My interests include family activities, hill-walking, local and family history.