BLEG: Book Indexing Questions
So I may be in the market for an indexer. But I know only a little about that market. I have a strong recommendation from a colleague—a rec that includes rates and testimonials from others. But questions remain:
1. Given a standard 280-300 page academic text with a note or two per paragraph, what is a reasonable rate for indexing (per page or by job)?
2. Can an estimate be provided via page proofs only, or could a professional indexer give a reasonably accurate est. based on chapter Word docs?
3. What kind of quality should one expect for a given rate?
4. How long does the process of indexing take?
These are my immediate inquiries. I’m sure others will arise. – TL