Welcome to Signpost Indexing


Signpost Indexing provides indexing and abstracting services to authors, publishers, and database hosts, working for both regular clients and on individual commissions. Key activities are as follows:

  • Book indexing services - Indexes prepared for general, academic, and professional books. Commissions are only taken on if timescales can be met, so deadlines are never missed. Indexes are prepared in accordance with client requirements, using the house style or relevant standards. The final version of the index is e-mailed to the client, with a printed copy supplied if required. Topics  covered include business, education, financial services, the built environment, history, art and architecture.
  • Database indexing services - Indexing terms are added to journal articles and other records for subsequent publication on databases, allowing for easy, consistent and comprehensive retrieval when searched for electronically. Topics covered include financial services, law, modern art and architecture.
  • Abstracting services - Journal articles are summarised, emphasising the main subject, point of view, aspects, key topics, names of people, places and objects, but without overloading the abstract. Client guidelines are followed in format, preparation and delivery. Topics covered include modern art, design and architecture, and television transcripts. 


Examples of past books indexed .