Sue Klefstad

Sue Klefstad
Sue Klefstad
Monticello, IL, USA
Precise • Concise • Dependable

Hi, I’m Sue, the indexer.

With more than fifteen years in publishing and a background spanning the sciences and technology, I write indexes that enhance the text, make reviewers happy, and sell more copies:
An index turns a nonfiction book into a reference book.

Discover why my clients so enjoy working with me: I promptly and pleasantly deliver the index you are looking for. I understand deadlines, page counts, and the essential role an index plays in book sales. I accept rush jobs as my schedule permits.

See my website suetheindexer.com for a complete list of books I’ve indexed and three sample indexes. My books indexed include the following categories:

• Archaeology
• The Arts
• Business/Financial
• Consciousness and Thought
• Education
• Law and Policy
• Literature
• Memoir
• Science/Health
• United States
• Word Embedded Indexing

Check out my articles on indexes and indexing at my website:

• A Nonfiction Book Without an Index Is Like a Town Without Addresses
• Does Your Book Need an Index?
• How Is an Index Made?
• Should an Author Index Her Own Book?
• Can a Computer Write an Index?
• What Does an Indexer Need from the Author, Editor, or Publisher?
• American Society for Indexing Publishing Resources

My life experience includes:

PUBLISHING
Freelance indexer/proofer, Sue Klefstad Indexing and Proofreading Services, 2011–present;
• American Society for Indexing (ASI) member since 2007
• Heartland Chapter ASI past president

SCIENCES
• Bachelor of Science in biology, University of Illinois, 1977, with extensive chemistry, biochemistry, and animal science
• College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, 1978–1979,
first year only: anatomy, physiology, histology, bacteriology, and clinics
plus years of on-the-job experience in small and large animal practices

TECHNOLOGY
• Computer support
• Digital imaging
• Network administration
• Programming
• Sound synthesis

Thank you for reading through this. I look forward to working with you.

A nonfiction book without an index is like a town without addresses.