I’ve been told many times in this lifetime that I should be partnering with others in both work and play. This year, I’ve joined a business partnership for indexing and taxonomy services, Potomac Indexing, LLC (PI). It’s a five-person partnership designed to provide a single point of contact for and management of lots (about 65) of indexer and taxonomist specialist associates (of which I was one for several years), and to make it easier for larger institutions to get multiple and/or serial projects done efficiently as well as effectively. I know all the principals in the partnership professionally and personally (one of them—Kay Schlembach—was my first mentee when I started mentoring indexers back in 1997).
What this wonderful partnership allows me to do is to say “yes” more often to book indexing projects and to manage teams of indexers for longer term or multiple-volume projects. This will be very cool, and I’m also looking forward to accessing some more taxonomy projects where I’ll get to “index” things like images or database information instead of just book stuff (although I love my book indexing!).
I feel really supported with this nice group, and I will also have opportunities to play to one of my long-term strengths: organizational administration. I have great plans to help PI expand their social media presence and make their website more dynamic.
The Book Designer blog has a nice guide to evaluating your epub files on various devices.
Chris Lema, in very entertaining and direct form, can tell you how to write blogs faster. He writes every day, and he’s one of only three daily bloggers that I read regularly.
And last, but not least, Rich Adin of the An American Editor blog (another great one to subscribe to), writes about how we and others see the worth of editors and editing.