Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Joy of Indexing

Blogging may slow down this week while I work on indexing the book.

Looking for more than the brief instructions given by the publisher, I came upon this site, which was useful in thinking about constructing the index as a mental map of the book.

It's not as simple and straight-forward as it looks. And you have to think about the mental search terms that different groups of readers might bring to the book, which leads to entries like "'Drawing down.' See Trance possession."

The designer put in the little crescent at the beginning of each chapter and each section in the front matter. I like it.


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