Directory

The listings in this directory were prepared by members to aid publishers, authors, and other potential clients in their search for a qualified and dependable legal indexer. All listed members are in good standing with American Society for Indexers or a sister society. The Legal Indexers special interest group encourages publishers and authors to discuss projects with indexers and independently confirm appropriate qualifications.

You can contact individual members listed in the directory below.  If you prefer to have us post information about your project to our email list so that individual members of the group can respond to you, rather than contacting individuals on this directory, please click here.  Information we need is:

  • When is your project ready for indexing?  (if a print book, we need to have a searchable PDF in which final pagination is set)
  • How many pages is the book, and who is the audience?  (general trade book, scholarly book written for attorneys, etc.)
  • Describe the book.  What is the subject, are there footnotes or endnotes that need to be indexed, is it one author or multi-authored, many illustrations, or special requirements you have for the index?
  • What kind of turnaround time do you need for the index?
  • Who should the indexer contact?

You might find the following documents helpful when considering an indexer: ASI Index Evaluation Checklist, ASI Best PracticesAdvice for Editors and Authors and Working With Freelance Indexers.

Keep in mind that difficulty of the material, shorter timelines, multiauthored books where each chapter or section is written by a different author, heavy notes, and other factors will affect pricing.

Indexers

Janet Mazefsky
118 East 92nd Street
Apt C
New York, NY 10128
Phone: (212) 427-7375
Email: Janet Mazefsky

Description of services: I’ve been indexing for almost 25 years and have been a legal indexer since 1986. My specialties include taxation, bankruptcy, pension and employment law.

Sandi Schroeder
Schroeder Indexing Services
23 Camilla Pink Court
Bluffton, SC 29909
Phone: (843) 705-9779
Email: Sandi Schroeder
Website: Schroeder Indexing

Back of the book indexing since 1972. Competitive rates for fast, accurate services.  Cindex software.

Brette Sember, J.D.
5130 Kraus Rd
Clarence, NY 14031
Email: Brette Sember
Website: Brette Sember, J.D.

I’m a former attorney and am also an author, editor, and fact checker, so I understand all aspects of creating a book and approach projects with that wide vision. In addition to legal texts I frequently index textbooks, self-help books, cookbooks, business books, and much more.

Maria Sosnowski, J.D.
Index Plus
Phone: (503) 286-9788
Email: Maria Sosnowski
Website: Index Plus

With a JD, 6 years as a practicing attorney, and 18+ years as a law librarian, I have the legal background to understand your project and provide the kind of index your audience expects. I’ve been indexing for more than 10 years, and my work has included legal newsletters, deskbooks, practice guides, textbooks, and general audience legal books. I’ve been an officer of the ASI Legal Indexing Special Interest Group from inception in 2006 until 2011, and 2016-present, and also an officer and committee member of my regional indexing chapter for years. In addition to legal indexing, I also index social sciences, education, political science, business, and other topics. Please let me know how I can help you with your project.

L. Joy Tataryn
Email: Joy Tataryn
Website: Joy Tataryn

I am a non-practising lawyer who was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1997. As in-house legal editor since 2004 at The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (a non-profit society whose mandate is continuing professional development for lawyers), my duties include writing and maintaining/updating back-of-the-book indexes for practice manuals, annotated legislation and precedents, deskbooks, and sourcebooks in diverse areas of law practice, including litigation, real estate conveyancing, secured transactions, real estate financing, real estate development, strata property law, company law, administrative law, and creditors’ remedies. I also write, edit, and index as a sole proprietor, doing business as The WordFitter Writing and Editorial Services in Abbotsford, BC.

Paula Unger, J.D.
Unger Indexing
14267 Seagate Drive
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: (510) 667-9131
Email: Paula Unger
Website: Unger Indexing

Specialty areas: Back-of-the book legal indexing, tables of cases, tables of authorities, meticulous legal proofreading and document formatting. I have a JD and 25 years of legal experience with exposure to a wide variety of legal specialties as well as business management issues and real estate. Undergraduate degree in theater and film. Former licensed California real estate broker. Completed UC Berkeley’s Indexing: Theory and Application. Member of ASI, Golden Gate Chapter, and Treasurer of its Legal Indexing SIG. Quality work delivered on time and to your specifications. Your words are in good hands with Unger Indexing.

Diana Witt
247 North Forest Ave.
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (678) 372-1530
Email: Diana Witt

Description of services: Extensive experience with indexing state statutes. Familiarity with medical malpractice, environmental law, tax law, pension law, and expert witness management. A current client is Lexis-Nexis. I can do both traditional indexing and embedded CUP-XML format. Resume and references are available on request.

Andrea Birgers
Boulder, CO
Phone: (303) 541-9637
Website: Boulder Information Services

Brian Craig
Craig Indexing
Email: brian@craigindexing.com
Website: craigindexing.com

Description of services: Freelance indexer and legal author with extensive experience in the legal publishing industry as an indexer, legal editor, and reference attorney. Indexing services include back-of-the-book indexing, tables of cases, and tables of authorities. Indexes for statutes, regulations, and municipal codes can also be created.

Richard Genova
8154 SkyHigh Lane
Canadensis, PA  18325
Phone: (570) 595-2946
Email: rgenova503@aol.com

Description of services: Over thirty years of legal indexing experience.  As an in-house indexing supervisor and manager for Matthew Bender & as a full-time freelance indexer I have indexed more than 500 legal treatises, many on an on-going basis.  Areas of expertise include: Civil Law, Corporate Law, Elder Law, Environmental Law, Estates and Trusts Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property Law, Real Property Law, Tort Law and Securities Law.  I am used to working on tight deadlines and within budget.   Awarded the ASI/H.W. Wilson Award for Excellence in Indexing for the index to Brownfields Law and Practice.  Indexing experience extends to business, nonfiction, scientific and college textbooks.

Mary Harper
Access Points Indexing
Email: Mary Harper
Website: Access Points Indexing

Description of services: Professional, freelance indexer with a business background and excellent project management skills who consistently meets publisher specifications and deadlines. Legal indexing experience includes subject indexes on employment law, immigration, intellectual property and international law.

Boyd Holmes, Ph.D.
LOGOS
414 Jarvis Street
Apartment 207
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3C2
Email: Boyd Holmes

Description of services: I hold both a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in library and information science. Both degrees provided me with a considerable knowledge of legal information systems and scholarship. I command a strong understanding of and experience in abstracting, authority control, database indexing, electronic information retrieval, government documents, information graphics, Internet publication, reference services, research methods, scholarly communication, textbooks and thesaurus construction. I am also a professional book, article and research proposal editor; I can recognize grammatical, typographical, stylistic or structural errors and inconsistencies, and provide a comprehensive list of them as part of any indexing project. I also hold thorough experience in joint indexing-editing contracts.

Christine Hoskin
10-B Parade Ground Road
Etna, NH 03750
Phone: (603) 643-1617
Email: Christine Hoskin

Indexing specialties: From corporate law to jury selection, from environmental to real estate law, and beyond, I have focused a significant portion of my back-of-the-book indexing business on legal texts, including creating tables of cases and authorities. I welcome the opportunity to fulfill your legal indexing needs. In addition to legal indexing, my business encompasses business, social science, history, education, and children’s books. I provide quality, detailed indexes and associated tables, on time and within budget. My proofreading background also allows me to offer a list of errata noticed while indexing. Please let me know how I may be of service.