Who I am and what qualifies me to create an index for you
My experience and nature equip me to be a top-notch indexer. I can:
Organize information efficiently and effectively
Maintain meticulous attention to detail on long projects
Establish and maintain productive working relationships
Maintain calm in the midst of time constraints and other calamities
Anticipate how users will look up information
Comprehend texts thoroughly and insightfully
And, I am endlessly curious.
Education and Training
Indexing Theory & Application, University of California at Berkeley
Indexing courses from Kari Kells, Index West
American Society for Indexing Conferences and Webinars
Embedded Indexing Workshop with Kevin Broccoli
Master of Library Science, Emporia State University, Phi Kappa Phi
Master of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies: Teaching, University of Oregon
Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics, University of Oregon, Phi Beta Kappa
Indexer/Owner. Cascade Indexing
Create back-of-the-book indexes that represent the book’s contents comprehensively and accurately and make this content readily accessible to readers.
Teacher-Librarian. Eugene School District, Eugene, Oregon.
Collaborated with teachers to incorporate information literacy skills into a wide range of curriculum-related projects.
Maintained a vibrant and relevant collection of print books.
Established a digital library of eBooks and databases and managed all aspects of student access to these resources.
Fostered the positive use of technology in the curriculum.
Created dynamic programs and presentations to promote literacy and information literacy.
Instructor. Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon.
Met the needs of a diverse student population while teaching courses in Effective Learning, Writing, and English Grammar.
English as a Second Language Tutor. Springfield School District, Springfield, Oregon.
Designed English instruction to complement the academic and social needs of students of varying ages from a diversity of language groups.
English and Journalism Teacher. Creswell School District, Creswell, Oregon.
Developed curriculum for courses in American Literature, Vocational English, and Journalism.
Computer Lab Coordinator. Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon.
Supervised campus use of the computer lab, assisting students with a wide variety of programming languages and application programs.
English as a Second Language Instructor. American English Institute, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
Taught English to adults from a wide variety of cultural and language groups.
Published Articles on Indexing
"A First Index: Elation, Anguish, and Reflection," Key Words, Summer 2017
"Kevin Broccoli's Embedded Indexing Workshop" (review)," Key Words, Summer 2017
Professional Organizations and Service
American Society for Indexing
Co-webmaster of Digital Publications Indexing Special Interest Group
American Society for Indexing, Pacific Northwest Chapter
American Library Association
Phi Beta Kappa Society
I love living in the Pacific Northwest, close to the beach and the mountains.
I love all kinds of music but am especially partial to the blues and jazz.
The Daily Jumble is my favorite part of the newspaper.
My husband and I make three different stuffings (including vegan and gluten-free)
during the holidays for our diverse and well-blended family.
I have never been bored and cannot imagine how anyone could possibly be bored.
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Cascade Indexing is the realization of an ambition that I’ve held since my introduction to indexing eighteen years ago. Then, during my work for a Master of Library Science, I felt that I had found a long-lost home when I took a class in indexing. My plans for starting my own business had to wait as my career as a teacher-librarian (another passion) ran its course. Now that I’m retired from 35 years of connecting people and information through education, I’m eager to connect people and information through indexing. Contact me about doing your next index!