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Indexing fees

We will agree a cost for the job before I commence work.

I use the Society of Indexers recommended minimum rates (below) as a starting point. If the text is particularly long or complex, I may charge more: these projects take proportionately longer to do. For embedded indexes, I typically charge around 15-20% extra: even with specialized software, creating and editing an embedded index is a slower business than when I work from PDF proofs. 

I will usually ask to see a sample chapter or two before confirming my fee. This will also provide the opportunity to discuss any specific indexing requirements you have (e.g. treatment of cited authors, personal/place names, and titles of creative works), and for me to make suggestions if appropriate. ​

Society of Indexers indexing rates (updated Jan 2024)

£31.60 per hour / £3.55 per page / £9.55 per thousand words of text

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Melanie Gee

melanie@wordsandindexes.co.uk

+44 (0)7719 664518

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