"Noeline Bridge's Indexing Names stands alongside Wellisch, Mulvany, and the Chicago Manual of Style. It serves not only as an excellent source itself but as a guide to other sources on the multitude of issues related to names in indexes. Bridge's 'Seven-Problem Approach' to the challenges of names indexing and Sherry Smith's clear-sighted advice about when to include names are especially important additions to the indexer's toolbox."
—Margie Towery, two-time Wilson Award winner
Don't be deceived into thinking names are easy to index! They can present a challenge that consumes a disproportionate amount of an indexer's time. Now at last we have a book wholly devoted to the subject. Coverage includes names from classical and medieval times and those belonging to particular ethnicities and nationalities, along with those peculiar to specific genres, especially biography, religion, and the performance and fine arts. Fictional, corporate, and geographical names as well as those of royalty and nobility are discussed. You'll find advice on when and how to index names mentioned in peripheral ways and guidance in avoiding the pitfalls of automated name indexing.
With Indexing Names, Noeline Bridge and her contributing experts from around the globe have created an essential reference for all indexers working in the English language—and an instant classic within the field.
2012/392 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-450-2
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