Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Enid Zafran - Some Links

Here are some links on Enid's work:

Three books published so far. You can learn about them at

Enid runs:

Since 1989, Indexing Partners has been meeting the information needs of publishers, authors, and organizations. In 2005, we met more than 240 deadlines.

Indexing Partners LLC is operated by Enid L. Zafran. Enid graduated from Mount Holyoke College, and has a J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, a Masters of Library Science from the University of Kentucky, and a LL.M. in Labor Law from Georgetown Law Center. She worked in legal publishing for over twenty-five years, starting at Banks-Baldwin Law Publishing Co. in Cleveland, Ohio, where she held the positions of Vice President/Editorial and Vice President/New Product Development. Subsequently, she worked at Prentice Hall Information Service as Editorial Director of Non-Tax Services, and from January 1990-January 2002, she was the Director of Indexing Services at The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA), Washington, DC. She is a past president of the American Society of Indexers (ASI) as well as a former chair of the local DC Chapter of the Society.

Enid has taught indexing classes at EEI Communications in Alexandria, VA and given presentations to various publishing and information groups in the U.S. and Canada. In 1998, she was editor of the popular book, Starting an Indexing Business, and a list of her publications on indexing appears below. She is also a founding member of the Consortium of Indexing Professionals. Enid also offers a one-day workshop entitled, "Introduction to Book Indexing." For those interested in sponsoring this workshop, please use the "contact us" form to learn more details.

Indexing Partners has an excellent reputation for meeting deadlines as well as maintaining high quality standards. The indexers use PC software called CINDEXTM, specially designed for indexers, which outputs files in WordTM, RTF, ASCII, or any other word-processing format and tagging scheme, such as HTML, XML, or SGML, desired by publishers. Indexing Partners also has the ability to produce Postscript files and camera-ready copy.

The other professional indexers who work with Enid have advanced degrees in library science, law, business, psychology, and science to enable them to create meaningful indexes and abstracts for technical and complex subjects. Enid has personally trained these indexers and abstractors. All work is thoroughly proofread and spellchecked; for indexes, all cross-references are validated and other specially designed automated checks are used for style consistency and accuracy.

Samples of work and references are available upon request.

Publications by Enid L. Zafran

Starting an Indexing Business, ed. Enid L. Zafran (ITI 1998)

Indexing Specialties: Law, ed. Peter Kendrick and Enid L. Zafran (ITI 2001), also including two articles by Enid L. Zafran

"Outsourcing the Outsourcing," in Running an Indexing Business, ed. Janet Perlman (ITI 2001)

"Beyond the Standard Software," co-authored with David K. Ream, in Indexing Software, ed. Sandi Schroeder (ITI 2003)

"Query This: Indexing of Genealogical Queries" in Genealogy and Indexing, ed. Kathy Spaltro (ITI 2003)

"Legal Textbook Indexing: An Evergreen Business" (Key Words Jan./Mar. 2004)

Indexing Specialties: Scholarly Books, ed. Margie Towery and Enid L. Zafran (ITI 2005)

Index It Right! Advice from the Experts, ed. Enid L. Zafran (ITI 2005)

"From A to Zafran" column on indexing style issues in Key Words, ASI's quarterly newsletter (2004-present)

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