A Professional Indexer As a professional indexer, I have the skills and knowledge necessary to anticipate the needs of a text's audience, whether that text is read for pleasure or will be used as a resource. I am familiar with various publisher's style guidelines and understand The Chicago Manual of Style. I can produce a high-quality index in a short amount of time and have worked with large publishing houses, small press, university press, and individual authors. I can provide a list of books indexed, sample index, and can provide free quotes for work. I can work with books ready for press, but can also provide editing and copyediting of works almost-ready.