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Indexing Biographies and Other Stories of Human Lives
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Indexing Biographies and Other Stories of Human Lives (Paperback)

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Stories of human lives can be

fascinating but frequently difficult to index well. The new, updated fourth

edition of Hazel K. Bell's Indexing Biographies is a valuable guide to

the points for consideration when indexing life histories, biographies,

autobiographies, letters and other narrative texts.

Topics include the indexing of

fiction, analysis of the text before indexing, names and their various forms,

appropriate language choice for index entries, impartiality of the indexer, and

how to treat main characters (through appropriate subheading structure) and

minor characters (where strings of locators are sometimes unavoidable).

The book also discusses more

technical matters of index layout, presentation and arrangement of entries,

such as how to judge whether alphabetical, chronological, page order or

thematic grouping is most appropriate for the text.

Examples of good practice and

outstanding indexes are provided throughout. Lists of useful reference works

and relevant articles from The Indexer journal are also suggested. There

is, of course, a comprehensive index.

Indexing Biographies contains fine advice on best indexing practices

for book indexers, trainee indexers, authors, publishers and all lovers of life

histories. It is an excellent overview of the complex, important and rewarding

task of indexing such material.

Essays & WritingWriting GuidesWriting & editing guidesReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference worksSerials, periodicals, abstracts, indexesReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesBibliographic & subject control Publisher: Liverpool University Press Publication Date: 28/02/2020 ISBN-13: 9781789621624  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Hazel K. Bell is an experienced indexer, particularly of biographies, an honours graduate in English language and literature, and a Fellow of the Society of Indexers.

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