Who makes a book’s index?
I had no idea. I just hoped and prayed that it wouldn’t fall on my shoulders. I am anything but organized and deciding what should or should not be listed in the index sounded like an impossible task. Have you ever really look at an index?
I posed the question to my editor:
KT: Do I have to do the Index?
Editor: No, the Indexers will do that.
KT: There are Indexers?
Editor: Yep, they are pretty much the garment workers of the publishing industry.
Who knew? There is even an American Society of Indexers. They have conferences. Boy, those must be a hoot.