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Sue Klefstad Indexing Services

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Hi, I’m Sue, the indexer, and I like making books better. With more than fifteen years in publishing, I’ll make sure it’s right.

I write back-of-the-book indexes; I also write Word embedded indexes using the IXMLembedder utility, which allows me to deliver a better embedded index. I do proofreading between indexing jobs.

ASI logo I’ve been a member of the American Society for Indexing since 2007. See my profile in the ASI Indexer Locator. You can also see my LinkedIn profile. my LinkedIn profile

See below for a full list of books I’ve indexed and a sample of books I have improved with my proofreading, plus my life experience. Also, check out my articles, which provide information on indexes and indexing, such as whether an author should index her own book or what an indexer needs from an author or editor.

Here are some samples of indexes I’ve written:
General Chemistry Review (indented index)
Outsider Baseball (indented index)
Pregnancy in Literature and Film (run-in index)

Or go directly to a category of books I’ve indexed:

How can I help you? Let’s talk! My name is Sue; contact me at suetheindexer {dot} com

For something completely different, check out Burly Broads: Books and More and End Friends: No One Dies Alone.

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Books I’ve Indexed

Archaeology
Carlsen, W. (2016). Jungle of stone: The true story of two men, their extraordinary journey, and the discovery of the lost civilization of the Maya. New York, NY: William Morrow.

Farnsworth, K. B., & Walthall, J. A. (2011). Bottled in Illinois: Embossed bottles and bottled products of early Illinois merchants from Chicago to Cairo (1840–1880). Urbana, IL: Illinois State Archaeological Survey.

Hilbish, J. F. (2017). Stone diary: Solving the mystery of the Western Message Petroglyphs. Reno, NV: Author.

You are a wonder! Seriously.
— an appreciative customer

The Arts
Boswell, P. A. (2014). Pregnancy in literature and film. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Edwards, P. (2013). How to rap 2: Advanced flow and delivery techniques. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press.

Rosen, C. (2012). Freedom and the arts: Essays on music and literature. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Vincent, R. (2013). Party music: The inside story of the Black Panther’s band and how black power transformed soul music. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press.

Thank you for your consistency and professionalism.
— a grateful customer

Business/Financial
Avery, C. (2016). The Responsibility Process: Unlocking your natural ability to live and lead with power. Pflugerville, TX: Partnerwerks.

Barnas, K. (2014). Beyond heroes: A lean management system for healthcare. Appleton, WI: ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value.

Berke, C. (2017). High potentials’ boot camp: The ultimate playbook for winning at work. Fairfield, CT: Berke Associates.

Chaffin, C. R. (Ed.). (2015). CFP Board financial planning competency handbook. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

DeFusco, R. A., McLeavey, D. W., Pinto, J. E., & Runkle, D. E. (2016). Quantitative investment analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Dobbs, J. E. (2015). The investment advisor body of knowledge. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Greiner, S. P. (2013). Investment risk and uncertainty: Advanced risk awareness techniques for the intelligent investor. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Kaya, A. (2015). Power and global economic institutions. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Lord, B., & Velez, R. (2013). Converge: Transforming business at the intersection of marketing and technology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Lucas, P., Ballay, J., & McManus, M. (2012). Trillions: Surviving in the current information ecology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Madsen, L. (2012). Healthcare business intelligence: A guide to empowering successful data reporting and analytics. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Minelli, M., Chambers, M., & Dhiraj, A. (2013). Big data, big analytics: Emerging business intelligence and analytic trends for today’s businesses. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Parr, R. L. (2013). Intellectual property: Valuation, exploitation, and infringement damages 2013 cumulative supplement. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Staver, M. (2012). Leadership isn’t for cowards: How to drive performance by challenging people and confronting problems. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Thomas, M. N. (2017). Work without walls: An executive’s guide to attention management, productivity, and the future of work. Austin, TX: Burget Ave Press.

Thornton, L. F. (2013). 7 lenses: Learning the principles and practices of ethical leadership. Richmond, VA: Leading in Context.

Toussaint, J., with Adams, E. (2015). Management on the mend: The healthcare executive guide to system transformation. Appleton, WI: ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value.

Weil, R. L., Lentz, D. G., & Evans, E. A. (Eds.). (2017). Litigation services handbook: The role of the financial expert, 6th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Young, L. (2016). Owning a great business: 7 organizing principles so that yours is one of them. Irvine, CA: Author.

Thank you so much! The index is remarkable.
— a happy customer

Consciousness and Thought
Natsoulas, T. (2015). The conceptual representation of consciousness. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

It’s been a pleasure to work with you. Thanks for doing such a nice job with the index.
— a happy customer

Education
Clark, B. (2013). Growing up gifted: Developing the potential of children at school and at home (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Davis, V. A., & Lindsay, J. (2013). Flattening classrooms, engaging minds: Move to global collaboration one step at a time. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Dear, B. (2017). The friendly orange glow: The untold story of the PLATO system and the dawn of cyberculture. New York, NY: Pantheon Books.

Gollnick, D. M., & Chinn, P. C. (2013). Multicultural education in a pluralistic society (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Jones, V. (2011). Practical classroom management. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Kaplan staff. (2014). ASVAB: Armed services vocational aptitude battery. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Kaplan staff. (2016). ASVAB: Armed services vocational aptitude battery. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Kaplan staff. (2014). GED. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Kaplan staff. (2016). HiSET® strategies, practice, and review. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Reutzel, D. R., & Cooter, R. B., Jr. (2012). Teaching children to read: The teacher makes the difference (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Sampson, W. (2016). Chicago charter schools: The hype and the reality. Scottsdale, AZ: Information Age Publishing.

This [index] is absolutely beautiful. A work of art.
— a happy customer

Family
Griffith, J. (2017). Dear daughter . . . love, Dad: Seven keys to happiness I learned from you. McKinney, TX: John Griffith, LLC.

Law and Policy
Caristi, D., & Davie, W. R. (2011). Communication law: Practical applications in the digital age. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Daly, T. G. (2017). The alchemists: Questioning our faith in courts as democracy-builders. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Dietrich, J., & Ridge, P. (2015). Accessories in private law. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Greenberg, M. R., & Schneider, D. (2018). Urban planning and public health: A critical partnership. Washington, DC: APHA Press.

Laidlaw, E. B. (2015). Regulating speech in cyberspace: Gatekeepers, human rights and corporate responsibility. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Landesman, L. Y. (2017). Landesman’s public health management of disasters, 4th ed. Washington, DC: APHA Press.

Myers, M. L. (2015). Occupational safety and health policy. Washington, DC: APHA Press.

Squillace, S. E. (2014). Whether to wed: A legal and tax guide for gay and lesbian couples. Boston, MA: Squillace & Associates.

Weil, R. L., Lentz, D. G., & Evans, E. A. (Eds.). (2017). Litigation services handbook: The role of the financial expert, 6th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

From my perspective, this is the most thorough and best indexing we have had.
— a happy customer

Literature
Bond, E. (2011). Literature and the young adult reader. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Lukens, R. J., Smith, J. J., & Coffel, C. M. (2013). A critical handbook of children’s literature (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Tunnell, M. O., Jacobs, J. S., Young, T. A., & Bryan, G. (2012). Children’s literature, briefly (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Way, L. (2015). Representations of internarrative identity. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Memoir
Smallwood, C. (2011). Remarkable journey: The year the burly broads did the cancer dance. Monticello, IL: LunaC River Press.

The editor told me he was very impressed with the index, by the way.
— a happy customer

Science/Health
Ahmad, M. U., & Xu, X. (2015). Polar lipids: Biology, chemistry, technology. Urbana, IL: AOCS Press.

Alley, T. L., Keller, C.C., & Moscatello, K. (Eds.). (2018). USMLE® step 1 lecture notes: Immunology and microbiology. New York, NY: Kaplan Medical.

Devarenne, A. K. (2015). Olive oil: A field guide. Urbana, IL: AOCS Press.

Espinosa, G. (2016). Thrive don’t only survive: Dr. Geo’s guide to living your best life before & after prostate cancer. Bronx, NY: Riverdale Publisher.

Farr, W. E., & Proctor, A. (Eds.). (2014). Green vegetable oil processing (rev. 1st ed.). Urbana, IL: AOCS Press.

Fischer, C., & Reichert, S. (2016). Master the boards: USMLE® step 3. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing

Kaplan staff. (2017). Adult CCRN® prep plus (6th ed.). New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Kaplan staff. (2014). MCAT® behavioral sciences review. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Kaplan staff. (2014). MCAT® biology review. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Kaplan staff. (2014). MCAT® general chemistry review. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Kaplan staff. (2017). NCLEX-PN®: Content review guide (5th ed.). New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Kaplan staff. (2016). NCLEX-PN®: Content review guide (4th ed.). New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Kaplan staff. (2017). NCLEX-RN®: Content review guide (5th ed.). New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Kaplan staff. (2016). NCLEX-RN®: Content review guide (4th ed.). New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Kaplan staff. (2015). USMLE® step 1: Anatomy. New York, NY: Kaplan Medical.

Kaplan staff. (2015). USMLE® step 1: Immunology and microbiology. New York, NY: Kaplan Medical.

Kaplan staff. (2015). USMLE® step 2: Surgery. New York, NY: Kaplan Medical.

Konzelmann, J. E. (2017). National Registry Paramedic Examination: Strategies, practice, & review. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Kriak, John A. (2017). FPGEE®: Strategies, practice, & review. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Logan, A., Nienaber, U., & Pan, X. (Eds.). (2013). Lipid oxidation: Challenges in food systems. Urbana, IL: AOCS Press.

MacMahon, S. (Ed.). (2014). Processing contaminants in edible oils: MCPD and glycidyl esters. Urbana, IL: AOCS Press.

Macnow, A. S. (Ed.). (2017). MCAT® organic chemistry review (2017–2018 edition). New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Martínez-Force, E., Dunford, N. T., & Salas, J. J. (Eds.). (2015). Sunflower: Chemistry, production, processing, and utilization. Urbana, IL: AOCS Press.

Sutton, M. Y., Valentine, J. A., & Jenkins, W. C. (2015). Our communities, our sexual health: Awareness and prevention for African Americans. Washington, DC: APHA Press.

Turco, S. (Ed.), with Lane, R., & Harden, R.M. (2018). USMLE step 1 lecture notes 2018: Biochemistry and medical genetics. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Zack, R. G. (Ed.). (2015). Ten fingers, ten toes: What every mother must know to protect her unborn baby.West Bloomfield, MI: Safe Pregnancy Foundation.

Love for you from the client!
— a happy customer

United States
Bicknell, J. (2014). America 1844: Religious fervor, westward expansion, and the presidential election that transformed the nation. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press.

Darling, I. (2016). Heroes in the skies: American aviators in World War II. New York, NY: Sterling.

Dear, B. (2017). The friendly orange glow: The untold story of the PLATO system and the dawn of cyberculture. New York, NY: Pantheon Books.

Eichstaedt, P. (2014). The dangerous divide: Peril and promise on the US-Mexico border. Chicago, IL: Lawrence Hill Books.

García Martínez, A. (2016). Chaos monkeys: Obscene fortune and random failure in Silicon Valley. New York, NY: HarperCollins. (Page number update only)

McMichael, P. (2015). Klandestine: How a Klan lawyer and a checkbook journalist helped James Earl Ray cover up his crime. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press.

Murray, R. K. (2016/1976). The 103rd ballot: Democrats and the disaster in Madison Square Garden (rev. ed.). New York, NY: Harper & Row.

Nations, S. (2017). A history of the United States in five crashes: Stock market meltdowns that defined a nation. New York, NY: William Morrow.

Nordahl, D. (2015). Eating Appalachia: Rediscovering regional American flavors. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press.

O’Connell, M. (2017). The close encounters man: How one man made the world believe in UFOs. New York, NY: HarperCollins.

Robertson, W., & Doyle, W. (2016). The American fisherman: How our nation’s anglers founded, fed, financed, and forever shaped the U.S.A. New York, NY: William Morrow.

Shetterly, M. L. (2016). Hidden figures: The American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race. New York, NY: William Morrow.

Simkus, S. (2014). Outsider baseball: The weird world of hardball on the fringe, 1876–1950. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press.

Word Embedded Indexing
Daly, T. G. (2017). The alchemists: Questioning our faith in courts as democracy-builders. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Dietrich, J., & Ridge, P. (2015). Accessories in private law. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Kaplan staff. (2014). ASVAB: Armed services vocational aptitude battery. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Laidlaw, E. B. (2015). Regulating speech in cyberspace: Gatekeepers, human rights and corporate responsibility. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Natsoulas, T. (2015). The conceptual representation of consciousness. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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A Sample of Books I’ve Improved with My Proofreading

(Sorry that it’s only a sample; I haven’t had time to fully update.)

Business/Financial
Allen, S. (2013). Financial risk management: A practitioner’s guide to managing market and credit risk. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Bulkowski, T. N. (2013). Swing and day trading: Evolution of a trader. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Durenard, E. A. (2013). Professional automated trading: Theory and practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Feldkamp, F. L., & Whalen, R. C. (2014). Financial stability: Fraud, confidence, and the wealth of nations. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Greenburger, F. J., with Paley, R. (2016). Risk game: Self portrait of an entrepreneur. Dallas, TX: BenBella Books.

Heins, J., & Tilson, W. (2013). The art of value investing: How the world’s best investors beat the market. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Hopkins, B. R. (2013). The Bruce R. Hopkins nonprofit law library. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Kaufman, P. J. (2013). Trading systems and methods (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Lankow, J., Ritchie, J., & Crooks, R. (2012). Infographics: The power of visual storytelling. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Levy, J. A. (2013). Visual guide to options. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Little, L. A. (2012). Trend trading set-ups: Entering and exiting trends for maximum profit. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Lim, M. A. (2015). A handbook of technical analysis: The practitioner’s comprehensive guide to technical analysis. Singapore: Wiley.

Scott, D. M. (2016). The new rules of sales and service: How to use agile selling, real-time customer engagement, big data, content, and storytelling to grow your business (rev. ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Zyla, M. L. (2012). Fair value measurement (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Engineering
Waldron, K. J., Kinzel, G. L., & Agrawal, S. K. (2016). Kinematics, dynamics, and design of machinery (3rd ed.). Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley.

What a lot of work. You did an excellent job!
— a happy customer

Law Education
Kaplan staff. (2017). LSAT® unlocked. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Memoir
Kayihura, E., & Zukus, K. (2014). Inside the Hotel Rwanda: The surprising true story . . . and why it matters today. Dallas, TX: BenBella Books.

Kennedy, R. F., Jr. (2016). Framed: Why Michael Skakel spent over a decade in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing.

Psychology
Brabender, V. M., & Fallon, A. E. (Eds.). (2013). Working with adoptive parents: Research, theory, and therapeutic interventions. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Flanagan, D. P., Ortiz, S. O., & Alfonso, V. C. (2013). Essentials of cross-battery assessment (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Weisberg, R. W., & Reeves, L. M. (2013). Cognition: From memory to creativity. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Thank you. Thank you.
— a grateful customer

Science/Medical
Abend, N. S., & Helfaer, M. A. (Eds.). (2013). Pediatric neurocritical care. New York, NY: Demos Medical.

Ahmed, S. W., Andrist, L. C., Davis, S. M., & Fuller, V. (Eds.). (2013). DNP education, practice, and policy: Redesigning advanced practice roles for the 21st century. New York, NY: Springer.

Dicker, A. P., Kelly, W. K., Trabulsi, E. J., & Zaorsky, N. G. (2015). Prostate cancer: A multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and management. New York, NY: Demos Medical.

Feigelman, W., Jordan, J. R., McIntosh, J. L., & Feigelman, B. (2012). Devastating losses: How parents cope with the death of a child to suicide or drugs. New York, NY: Springer.

Hanna, E. B. (2012). Practical cardiovascular hemodynamics. New York, NY: Demos Medical.

Husain, A. M. (2018). Illustrated manual of clinical evoked potentials. New York, NY: Demos Medical.

Kaplan staff. (2014). MCAT behavioral sciences review. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Kaplan staff. (2014). MCAT biochemistry review. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Kaplan staff. (2014). PCAT 2014–2015: Strategies, practice, and review. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.

Wong, N. D., Amsterdam, E., & Blumenthal, R. (Eds.). (2015). ASPC manual of preventive cardiology. New York, NY: Demos Medical.

Wyss, J., & Patel, A. (Eds.). (2013). Therapeutic programs for musculoskeletal disorders. New York, NY: Demos Medical.

Self-Improvement
O’Connor, R. B. (2016). Gumptionade®: The booster for your self-improvement plan. Memphis, TN: OKPI.

United States
Fulton, B., and Devon, J. (2017). The blood of patriots: How I took down an anti-government militia with beer, bounty hunting, and badassery. Dallas, TX: BenBella Books.

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My Life Experience

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
  • Packager, Electronic Publishing Services, 2011; also provided indexing services
  • Compositor, Omegatype Typography, 2000–2011; also served as programmer and scripter, editorial assistant, and indexer
  • Compositor, Publication Services, 1999–2000; also served as Authorware programmer

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

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My Articles on Indexes and Indexing

How can I help you? Let’s talk! My name is Sue; contact me at suetheindexer {dot} com

For something completely different, check out Burly Broads: Books and More and End Friends: No One Dies Alone.

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