• Density of text, and depth of index, are some of the factors that determine rates for indexing.
  • The range of rates can vary from $2.50 per indexable page for publications with fewer than five entries per page and many photographs, for example, to $10.00 per indexable page for reference publications, with more than ten entries per page. The 2021 average rate page for scholarly publications is $7.50/page. I also will quote a per-project rate.
  • Quoted rates are based on a review of a sample of the text and includes end notes with additional information. And, if necessary, a payment plan can be arranged.
  • To confirm per page rates, it is best to email about six to ten pages from a middle chapter for an evaluation of the density of text, complexity of material, and type of index–or indexes–required for each publication.
  • Accurate indexes depend on the page numbers of the manuscript remaining stable from the beginning to the end of the indexing process. If the book’s pagination changes after indexing has begun, there may be an additional charge for re-indexing, and/or changing page numbers due to re-flow of text.

Unsolicited Testimonials

“This looks INCREDIBLE, thank you for all the work…I really appreciate your quick and elegant work on this. It’s great, especially given the short notice*.” Jerry C. Zee, Continent in Dust: Experiments in a Chinese Weather System, University of California Press. *Note: This author paid one and a half of the rate for the short notice and tight indexing schedule.

Contact: J. Naomi Linzer, “the index whisperer!” at jnlinzer@gmail.com


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