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The Art of Indexing

Bonura, Larry S.

Published:March 23, 1994

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Description: From Book News, Inc.
A thorough, practical handbook for technical writers on creating high quality indexes for technical books, documents, or reports. Includes information on online indexing and indexing standards as well as sample indexes and a style guide. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Product Description:
A step-by-step guide to creating comprehensive and usable technical indexesand#133; Numerous surveys indicate that the most common complaint about technical documents concern a poorly designed index-or the lack of an index altogether! An organized, thoughtful index not only ensures that the contents of your book are accessible, but also increases the value of your book. In The Art of Indexing, professional indexer and editorial consultant Larry Bonura addresses the indexing problems specific to technical documentation and presents practical solutions to those problems. The Art of Indexing shows technical writers, editors, and documentation managers how to chart the topics of their books, reports, and documents and present a concise and accurate map that readers, researchers, libraries, bookstores, and reviewers can use to maximize the usefulness of their book. Step-by-step, The Art of Indexing shows you how to become a better indexer by:

Discussing the function of an index
Showing how to estimate indexing time
Presenting methods for selecting entries and subentries
Reviewing reasons for cross-referencing
Describing how to treat locators
Offering an extensive editing checklist for reviewing indexes
Covering indexing for online documents
Including numerous usability tests for verifying the strength of an index
Containing information on indexing standards
Providing sample indexes and a sample indexing style guide
And much more!

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