Book Indexer

A professionally prepared index will enable your readers to find what they are looking for quickly and easily. I have been creating indexes for trade and scholarly books for over 20 years. My specialties are art and art history, biography, history, literature, and performing arts.

I will create an index that increases the usefulness of your book by organizing the contents of the book in a way that makes it easy for your readers to find what they are looking for. I will work within your budget and your schedule to deliver an index that meets the needs of your readers.

SELECTED PROJECTS

Art and Art History

Rod Penner: Paintings, 1987-2022
Terrie Sultan and David Anfam
The Artist Book Foundation, 2022

Gabriel Lippmann’s Colour Photography:  Science, Media, Museums
Hanin Hannouch
Amsterdam University Press, 2022

Don Gummer
Peter Plagens and Linda Wolk‑Simon
The Artist Book Foundation, 2021

Glassworks:  The Art of Frederick Birkhill
Samantha De Tillio
The Artist Book Foundation, 2020

John Van Alstine: Sculpture 1971-2018
Howard N. Fox
The Artist Book Foundation, 2019

Theodore Wendel: True Notes of American Impressionism
Laurene Buckley
The Artist Book Foundation, 2018

Adolf Dehn:  Midcentury Manhattan
Philip Eliasoph
The Artist Book Foundation, 2017

Tom Blackwell:  The Complete Paintings, 1970-2014
Linda Chase
The Artist Book Foundation, 2015

Wendell Castle:  A Catalogue Raisonné, 1958-2012
Emily Evans Eerdmans
The Artist Book Foundation, 2014

Speaking of Furniture:  Conversations with 14 American Masters
Bebe Pritam Johnson and Warren Eames Johnson
The Artist Book Foundation, 2013

Boaz Vaadia:  Sculpture 1971-2011
Wendy Steiner
Hudson Hills Press, 2012

Colleen Browning:  The Enchantment of Realism
Philip Eliasoph
Hudson Hills Press, 2011

Adornment:  The Art of Barbara Natoli Witt
Lois Sherr Dubin
Hudson Hills Press, 2011

Surfaces:  Color, Substances, and Ritual Applications on African Sculpture
Leonard Kahan, Donna Page, and Pascal James Imperato
Indiana University Press, 2009

Contemporary Quilt Art:  An Introduction and Guide
Kate Lenkowsky
Indiana University Press, 2008

Biography

Fyodor Dostoevsky:  In the Beginning (1821–1845) A Life in Letters, Memoirs, and Criticism
Thomas Gaiton Marullo
Northern Illinois University Press, 2016

Russia’s Uncommon Prophet:  Father Aleksandr Men and His Times
Wallace L. Daniel
Northern Illinois University Press, 2016

Bette Davis
Roy Moseley
The University Press of Kentucky, 2003

History

Swedish Chicago:  The Shaping of an Immigrant Community, 1880-1920
Anita Olson Gustafson
Northern Illinois University Press, 2018

The Winter Palace and the People:  Staging and Consuming Russia’s Monarchy, 1754-1917
Susan P. McCaffray
Northern Illinois University Press, 2018

Fascism:  The Career of a Concept
Paul E. Gottfried
Northern Illinois University Press, 2016

Literature

The Fornes Frame:  Contemporary Latina Playwrights and the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes
Anne Garcia-Romero
The University of Arizona Press, 2016

The Ecological Eugene O’Neill:  Nature’s Veiled Purpose in the Plays
Robert Baker-White
McFarland & Company, Inc., 2015

Heroine Abuse:  Dostoevsky’s Netochka Nezvanova and the Poetics of Codependency
Thomas Gaiton Marullo
Northern Illinois University Press, 2015

Holy Estates:  Marriage and Monarchy in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries Sid Ray
Susquehanna University Press, 2004

Performing Arts

Hearing Brazil:  Music and Histories in Minas Gerais
Jonathon Grasse
University Press of Mississippi, 2022

West African Drumming and Dance in North American Universities:  An Ethnomusicological Perspective
George Worlasi Kwasi Dor
University Press of Mississippi, 2013

Studio Shakespeare:  The Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place Alycia Smith-Howard
Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2006

EDUCATION

New York University, New York, New York
“Freelance Book Indexing” course, 2001

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Master of Fine Arts in Photography, 1993

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut
Bachelor of Arts in English, 1986

CONTACT ME

Barbara E. Smith
barbara.e.smith@att.net