“A book without an index is like a locked chest without the key; each may contain valuable treasures, but neither can be gotten into… Nothing impairs the usefulness of a book like the lack of a proper index; and nothing enhances its value so much as being provided with one.”
Martha Thorne Wheeler, from "Indexing: Principles, Rules, and Examples", 1920
“The goal of editing is to ensure that the material is consistent and correct and that its content, language, style, and layout suit its purpose and meet the needs of its audience.”
From "Professional Editorial Standards", published by the Editor’s Association of Canada, revised 2016
Although indexing and editing are two separate tasks in the publishing process,
they serve the same goal: to meet the needs of the reader.
My goal is to help you do that.