Helping you connect your readers to your writing

You’re coming to the end of writing your book. The editing is wrapping up and the page proofs will be next.

Throughout your writing, you’ve been thinking about your readers…polishing the logic, fine-tuning the phrases, and scrubbing for clarity.

You’ve finished your work, but there is still one more thing your readers need…your professionally prepared index.

Indexing specialties

I specialize in indexes for biographies and memoirs, history, business, science, technology, cookbooks, travel, and nature. I am open to indexing in other topics too.

Visit my portfolio where you’ll find recently-published books with my indexes and samples of my work.

Indexes that connect readers in the best possible way

A good index points to information even when you don’t know the precise search term. It avoids sending you on wild goose chases. If you are picking up a book for the first time, a good index will give you the gist of the book, and perhaps the motivation to buy it.

Those are the qualities I put into my indexes.

My approach to indexing puts readers first while accommodating your deadlines, page limits, and priorities. Using professional indexing software, I make the index conform to your specifications and style guide. If you don’t have any index specifications, I will suggest what works best for your content and your audience.

Learn more about my services and how we can work together.

If book-publishing is new to you, I invite you to check out my free step-by-step guide to getting an index written for your book.

Proofreading services

You poured a lot of effort into your book to get your message out to the world. Keep your readers happy by having your work proofread before it goes to print.

My proofreading includes spelling, punctuation, word usage, and formatting. I also check tables, graphs, and math (Do the numbers add up? Are the conversions correct?). At your request, I will check dates, addresses, URLs, and foreign words.

I make my proofreading marks on PDF files or on paper, whichever you prefer. And my markups are always in red.

How to contact me

If you are interested in my services, or would like to know more, you can send me an email or call me. I would be happy to discuss your project.

JoAnne Burek
Phone: 1-780-232-0733