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Mary Harper/Professional Indexer, 2004 - 2019

  • Indexing experience includes over 700 indexes
  • Book indexing experience: business, legal, political science, history, consumer health, sociology, psychology, self-help, high school and college textbooks
  • Journal indexing experience: scientific botanical journals
  • Recent indexes published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Oregon State University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, Thomson-Reuters, Lexington Books, Aspen Publishers, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Lippincott 
  • Embedded indexing, including CUP-XML for Cambridge University Press 
  • InDesign embedded indexes using Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud
  • Beta-tested embedded indexing course material
  • ebook indexes with active hyperlinks
  • Legal indexing includes subject indexes, table of statutes, table of cases 
  • Author-citation Name Index for scholarly work, team project 
  • Indexed website archives for, team project
  • Developed subheadings desk aide for Facing the Text 
  • 20 years experience writing and editing grant proposals, newsletters, presentations, marketing materials and adult education curriculum 
  • 3 years experience as a Proofreader and Typesetter for small press 
  • 25 years experience in business and project management, adult education and employee training. Employers included Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, Columbia River Gorge Marketing and State of Washington Employment Security Department
  • Spanish language background
  • Computer and software proficiency: InDesign, Cindex 2.0,  SKY Index Professional 7.0, DEXembed, WordEmbed, CUP-XML, Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.1, Sonar Bookends Activate, MSOffice, WordPerfect, Filezilla, Macro Express3 and use Windows operating systems, high speed wireless Internet, FTP sites


  • Embedded Index Creation Using IXMLembedder, ASI Webinar, 2017
  • Index-Manager (ID-X) demo, ASI Webinar, 2017
  • Editing Your Indexes seminar, Enid Zafran, Indexing Partners, 2010
  • XML 101 course, Jennifer Kyrnin, 2010
  • Legal Indexing seminar, Enid Zafran, Indexing Partners, 2008
  • Trends in Indexing seminar, Jan Wright, Wright Information Services, 2008
  • Advanced Indexing course, Enid Zafran, Indexing Partners, 2006
  • Embedded Indexing seminar, Microsoft Learning
  • Nascar Indexing seminar, Kate Mertes, Mertes Editorial Services, 2005
  • Certificated, Basic Indexing course, The Graduate School, 2004
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Management, California Coast University, 1995
Publications and Presentations

  • "The Index as a Map to a Book's Content", APH Perspectives, Association of Personal Historians, Fall 2013
  • "The Whys and Hows of Indexing", The Independent, Independent Book Publishers Association, June, 2010
  • "The Purpose of an Index" mentioned and linked to in Publishing Poynters Newsletter, July 1, 2009 
  • "Your Website: How to Build It and Market With It", Marketing Your Indexing Services, Information Today, Inc. and the American Society for Indexing, 2011
  • Presented "Web Design using Web Hosts" seminar at the ASI National Convention, 2009
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society for Indexing (ASI), 2005-2019
  • ASI Digital Trends Task Force, Co-Chair, 2011-2014
  • ASI Legal Indexing SIG Moderator, 2006-2011
  • ASI Business SIG, 2011
  • Digital Book World member, 2011-2014
  • Digital Publications Indexing SIG, 2017-2019
  • Editorial Freelancers Association, 2008-2014
  • SPANnet forum member, 2010-2011
  • ASI Pacific Northwest Chapter Secretary, 2006-2008
  • Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce Board Member, 2003-2006
  • Rotary International, 2000-2006


Please contact me:

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PO Box 1155
Hood River  OR  97031
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