“The indexer did a phenomenal job with a text that was at once both highly personal and sometimes highly abstract. Long main headings were kept in check (no mean feat) and although the sections headings were quirky, information was parsed into meaningful headings in the index. Well done.”
“Mary Harper created a terrific index for my book Louis Brandeis and the Making of Regulated Competition.
This was no mean feat, since she had to learn a new technology (embedded indexing) to meet the requirements of Cambridge
University Press and work with a fussy author like me. She mastered the technology quickly and dealt with
several rounds of revisions effectively and with real grace. While the process went well, the proof is
in the pudding – I’m very happy with the index. It is subtle, comprehensive, and easy to use.”
--Donna Freitas, author of Consent on Campus, A Manifesto, Oxford University Press. College Lecturer and non-resident research assistant at Notre Dame, Center for Religion and Society, 2018
“For many years now, we have brought our indexing work to Mary Harper. She has ably produced indexes for a number of our books, some of which have been long, complicated, and a bit atypical. Not only is her work thorough, accurate, state of the art, and timely, but she has a unique ability to educate her clients about the needs and possibilities for a given project. She is a diligent and clear communicator; before beginning her work, she is sure to review the material and propose any style or format options that could work, and clarify any questions that arise. In the end, her work speaks for itself: clear, comprehensive, and accessible. All our books she has indexed are much richer resources for her contribution. I'm delighted to be able to offer this feature for our clients' books with complete confidence that they will be pleased.”
--Rae Jean Sielen, owner, Populore Publishing Company, Morgantown, West Virginia, 2016
“My publisher recommended Mary Harper among a few other indexers. I'm glad they did. Mary's professionalism, experience, and responsiveness were apparent from the start. She created an excellent index for my biography. I especially appreciated that Mary was receptive to suggestions and additions in different specialty areas. She was also generous in offering copyediting notes. I recommend her to anyone seeking a responsible, proficient, and reliable indexer who charges a fair and reasonable fee.”
--Michael Helquist, author, MARIE EQUI: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions, Oregon State University Press, 2015
“Mary Harper of Access Points Indexing produced a thorough and excellent index for my book, Have This Mind: Supreme Happiness, Ultimate Realization, and the Four Great Religions--An Integral Adventure. Mary was pleasant, eagerly helpful, and exceptionally competent in all my contacts with her, even when helping me on a few matters beyond what one might expect from a professional indexer.”
--James E. Royster, Ph.D., 2014
“Mary did an excellent job preparing the index for my book, Party Politics and Economic Reform in Africa's Democracies, which was published by Cambridge University Press. She is an experienced professional with a good sense of the concepts and terms that an index should contain for a scholarly publication in the social sciences. She was thorough, conscientious, and timely in the delivery of the final product. I now recommend her to all of my colleagues.”
--Anne Pitcher, University of Michigan, 2014
“I worked with Mary for the index in The Smartest Sales Book You'll Ever Read. She was totally professional, thorough, on budget and on time. Instead of just doing a mechanical index, she really understood the context. I would highly recommend her.”
--Dan Solin, Author of the Smartest series of books, 2013.
“Caught in an indexing morass and confronted with a looming deadline, I was gripped by a rising sense of panic. Thus I was enormously fortunate to be put in contact with Mary Harper of Access Points Indexing. She agreed to take on the indexing of my American history book project under a tight schedule. She transformed my incomplete fragment into a professional looking product that beautifully reflects the content of the book. Mary was easy to work with, met her deadlines, and charged a competitive rate. I would recommend her to any of my history colleagues.”
--William E. Weeks, Lecturer, Department of History, San Diego State University, author of The New Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations, Volume I, Cambridge University Press, 2013.
“I have had prior editions of my book indexed by other persons. The index you prepared was far superior to the earlier editions. You did a tremendous job. This wasn't an easy task.”
--Stephen L. Pevar, Senior Staff Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union and author of The Rights of Indians and Tribes, Fourth Edition. Oxford University Press, 2011.
“Working with Mary Harper was a pleasure.
She provided an outstanding index, helped with the copy editing, and met all of the deadlines with time to spare. I am extremely grateful to her for all of her help.”
--Scott Hibbard, Assistant Professor, DePaul University and author of Religious Politics and Secular States: Egypt, India and the United States. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
“Mary Harper simply does an outstanding job. Well organized and punctual,
she reads the text carefully and cooperates closely with the author to ensure that the index is clear and thorough.
Working with Ms. Harper is a pleasure in all respects and authors are well served when they choose Access Points Indexing.”
--William Smaldone, author and Professor, Department of History at Willamette University, Confronting Hitler:
German Social Democrats in Defense of the Weimar Republic, 1929-1933. Lanham: Lexington Press, 2009.
--Gerald Berk is Associate Professor of
Political Science at the University of Oregon and author of Alternative Tracks: The Constitution of American Industrial
Order, which won the American Political Science Association’s J. David Greenstone Award for the Best Book in History
“Mary Harper has done indexing for me. Her indices are competent, professional and the entries are functional and
helpful to the reader.”
--Ernie Haim, Production Editor,
Cambridge University Press, 2009.
“Access Points Indexing did the index for my book, womantalk, and I couldn't be more pleased. They
did an excellent job in a very timely manner. The index is a vital part of a book that really needs a professional
touch, and API is extremely professional. At the same time they noted a couple of mistakes, which was lagnaiappe.
Altogether it was a very satisfying experience.”
--Bonnie Mitchell, co-author of womantalk, a guide
to life changing communication, 2009.
“Kudos to Mary Harper for an outstanding job on the index for RiskBuster: Start or Grow Any
Small Business, Wherever You Are with Whatever You Have, Right Now! Mary's grasp of the key concepts and her attention
to detail have made the index a truly useful tool for readers of my book. Thank you for the fabulous service!”
--Dan Boudreau, President and CEO, Macrolink Action Plans, Inc., 2009.
“Mary Harper did a great job organizing
large amounts of technical material into a specialized format. Mary "got it" when we explained what we wanted,
had excellent suggestions on improving the index, and completed all tasks well under deadline. We recommend her highly.”
--Richard Brainerd, Carex Working Group, co-author of Field Guide
to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest, 2008.
was such a pleasure to work with. She provided effective communication every step of the way, and her sound advice contributed
to areas which were beyond the expected scope of indexing, such as proofreading. Her attention to detail gave my book
a polished and professional feel that I know would have been impossible without her.”
--Jeffrey Hickcox, author, Real
Estate Investing Guide -- Costa Rica: Fundamentals for Profit in Paradise, 2008.
“Mary Harper, Access Points Indexing, provided a thoughtful and comprehensive
index, working weekends to accommodate our scheduling requirements.”
--Deborah King, author/health and wellness expert, Truth Heals:
What You Hide Can Hurt You, Hay House, 2009.
“If you want a first-class indexer who goes beyond the
call of duty, then Mary Harper is your best bet. She is good at what she does and is genuinely interested in the projects
she undertakes. I felt as if I had a second editor on my team."
--Jane Mersky Leder, author, Thanks
for the Memories, Love, Sex and World War II, Praeger 2006.
Points Indexing did a superlative job in indexing my second non-fiction title, Alligators, Sharks & Panthers: Deadly
Encounters with Florida's Top Predator-Man. Not only did she choose the most important highlights of the book, she
strove to fit the index into the allotted seven pages without missing any of the elements essential to understanding the book.
Access Points Indexing comes highly recommended and I would use them again without a minute's hesitation."
--Charles Sobczak, Indigo Press 2006, winner of the 2008 Non-fiction IPPY Award by the Independent Publisher Book Awards.