About Me

I am both an  Accredited Indexer and a Chartered Librarian with many years experience in book indexing, journal article and database indexing and working in libraries and information centres. 

I began indexing when working for a database intermediary company in 2002, and started writing abstracts and indexing terms for a database pubishing company in 2005. Having successfully completed the Society of Indexers course in 2007, I began back of the book indexing and have continued with it ever since. 

Prior to that 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 worked 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 thirteen 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 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 personal interests include family activities, hill-walking, local and family history.