A good index makes a text more accessible, and so much more useful for readers.
We are specialists in back-of-book indexing. Subject areas include the humanities and social sciences, and any works that incorporate te reo Māori.
We will make an analysis of your text and distinguish between important information and minor references. There is a real skill involved in selecting the words that a reader is likely to search for. Relationships between topics will be identified, and appropriate cross-references provided. Helpful subheadings will be included where needed, and the whole index will be organised so that the reader can easily find what they are looking for.
Professional indexing calls for a good understanding of the subject matter of the text, as well as knowledge of the accepted rules and conventions of indexing. We have the experience and the background needed to index any books that focus on Aotearoa New Zealand.
Click here for an example, an index for The Report of Matike Mai Aotearoa – The Independent Working Group on Constitutional Transformation.
The ability to anticipate the reader's needs is essential. An automated, computer-generated index cannot do that, nor can it distinguish what is important. It can only list words and page numbers, without an understanding of their relevance.
At Tika Check, we provide a professional index, produced in a timely manner.