Most non-fiction books, biographies and reference books have an index at the back which is designed to help the reader locate the various pages, within the body of the book, where a subject, fact or individual is mentioned. An index saves the reader the task of reading through an entire book just to find out a small piece of information or a few facts. A good index is user-friendly.
This Indexing Books course shows step-by-step all the decision-making areas which you will encounter in any book indexing assignment. It is an ideal add-on skill to editing and proofreading.
Module 1: Ideas and Types of Publishing
Module 2: The Script and Pre-Publication Tasks
Module 3: Layout, Pricing, Marketing, Sales and Distribution
Module 4: Indexing and Getting Started
Module 5: Structure and Arrangement of Entries
Module 6: Indexing Names
Module 7: Format, Styles, Headings and Edits / Appendices.
Upon completion of this course you may take a final online examination. Full details of this examination are automatically sent to you at the end of the course. The examination costs €65 and is taken at home at your convenience. If you receive 70% or more in this examination you will receive an ITEC – Irish Training and Educational Centre Diploma.