For proofreading promotional web pages for The Practical Shaman:
…I love your Eagle Eyes!
The Practical Shaman
For Another City upon a Hill:
I have reviewed the proof and I am very, very pleased with your work. I cannot believe that the editor and I missed some of the things you picked up. Thank you very much. After incorporating [your] correction suggestions into my proof, I know I will never publish a book again without the services of a proof reader, that is, without [you].
Professor of American and New England Studies
University of Southern Maine
For Fever Reading (about social anxiety in 18th to 19th centuries over recreational (“bad”) reading):
First, I should say that I find it amazing that you could put together all these conceptual categories! It’s astonishing, and I have no idea how you did it. I couldn’t have tracked my own conceptual categories with your precision. Thanks for doing such a great job!
Assistant Professor of English and American Studies
UMass, Lowell, Massachusetts
For Real Estate Tsunami Survivor’s Guide:
Thank you again for helping me meet my deadline. I truly am very impressed with your ability. Before writing this book, I had never thought about indexing—even though it is the first place I look. There have been many indexes that are so anemic that they are not much better than a restyled table of contents. From looking over your work I can see that it takes a keen eye, a love of the written word and a thorough understanding of the content of the book to properly cross-reference with an index. Thank you for your talent and effort!
Safe Harbour Equity
For Bureaus of Efficiency: Reforming Local Government in the Progressive Era:
Thanks for the timely work! This is one of the best indexes I’ve seen. We hope to send more business your way.
Marquette University Press
For The Country Houses of John F. Staub:
I’ve never had so much fun reading an index. You’ve done an amazing job. Thank you.
Adjunct Lecturer in Architecture
For Emotional Development and Emotional Intelligence:
What a fine index you have created! It is probably the best one I’ve seen from my various writing projects.
Peter Salovey, Editor
Professor of Psychology
For the American Society of Indexers’ Newsletter in the journal The Indexer:
Joanne Clendenen’s [Sprott’s] outstanding eleven-year cumulative index… is an indispensable information source, and represents a superb publicity leaflet for the ASI journal…. Every page of the index offers scores of book reviews and articles on book classification, dictionaries and their compilation, and of course “indexing.”
Freelance editor and indexer
For The Experience of Illness by Susan McDaniel:
This complex index is simply a work of art.
For Sisters in Sorrow by Roger Ritvo and Diane Plotkin:
Joanne Clendenen [Sprott] and Kay Schlembach carefully created a thorough and functional index.
For Joss Whedon and Taking the Red Pill by Candace Havens and ed. by Glenn Yeffeth respectively:
Thanks again for the great indexing; we can tell you had fun doing it!