Course Description

This course is for anyone going into publishing of non-fiction books, journals, or reports, or those already working in publishing who wish to add to their skill set. The focus will be on back-of-the-book indexing with additional application to journals, reports, and websites. Specific topics include general principles of indexing; kinds of indexes and their parts; the mechanics of indexing and indexing software; alphabetizing; punctuation; names and titles of publications in an index; editing an index; and the business of freelance indexing. Although the emphasis is placed on the practical craft of indexing, the art of an elegant index will also be addressed.


Students with experience in editing may be admitted by permission of the coordinators.

Material Fee: Students may be required to purchase student versions of indexing software. 

This course will run during the Fall and Winter breaks. 



Prerequisite: CDPB 102

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