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Indexing: A Practical Guide for Technical Writers is a nuts-and-bolts guide to indexing. It explains in plain language and by example exactly how to index any type of print or online publication quickly, easily, and effectively. The sequential indexing method presented in the book has been battle-tested in high pressure publishing organizations in a variety of high-tech industries over the space of a decade. Because it is based on real-world success, this indexing method is bulletproof. Users of this guide will succeed as an indexer.
Unlike other books on the subject, this book is focused on readers, not the subject itself. The book speaks directly to highly practical and often anti-academic technical writers who demand usability, reusability, and reliability. It is geared to people with ""Keep It Simple, Stupid"" signs on their cubicle walls.
Proven end-user documentation techniques are employed to present proven indexing methods to readers who themselves develop end-user documentation for a living. They have zero tolerance for academic white papers on indexing. So, the book delivers the hard facts.
Technical writers throughout the world, including members of the Society of Technical Communication (STC). Any writer within the technical communication field. Students in professional writing programs will also benefit greatly.
Anyone Can Index
Indexers Are Made, Not Born
Indexing Does Not Have to Be Painful
Nothing Succeeds Like Success
Separating Content from Format
Keeping Your Sanity
Usable Indexes Increase Profits
Usable Documentation Improves Products
Usable Products Sell
Index Product Names
Index Product Components
Index Front and Back Matter
Edit Your Index
Create ""See"" References
Create ""See Also"" References
Test Your Index
""See Also"" References
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- © William Andrew 2007
- 19th June 2001
- William Andrew
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Infotektur (Germany), former Hewlett Packard & Boeing
"Ament gives good advice on how to approach the task of indexing..." - Leanne Sullivan, The Editorial Eye (September 2001)
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