Index Editor Resume
The working activities of an Index Editor include reading various materials in order to choose the items that have to be indexed, organizing alphabetical lists of indexed items according to a page or a chapter by indicating the location of an item. Among the tasks mentioned above, Index Editors are responsible for classifying various items of interest and for adding cross references which help the reader identify similar subjects that appear in the text. These skilled workers also have to coordinate and supervise the activities of the clerical staff which type indexes or fill subject-cards. Index Editors also have to plan and prepare items such as bibliographies, footnotes or glossaries.
The first things you have to list in your Index Editor Resume are the contact information where you have to add your name, address and phone number. In the next section you are required to write a short introduction summary where you can present what the Index Editor Position means to you. You can also add a summary of your main qualifications where you can describe what your most important skills are. Then, you can add the objective statement where you can write one or two sentences on your career aspirations. In this section you can also present your interest in applying for the job position offered by the company.
In the abilities section you can talk about your general skills, but also on the skills you have gained as an Index Editor. Then, you will be required to add your working experience section that has to be added in chronological order starting from your current to the last position you held. In this section you can present your main responsibilities and you can list the name of the position, the name of the company you work for and the period of employment. In the final section of your Index Editor Resume you will have to write about your training. In this section you have to add your latest degrees and offer details on them.
Index Editors are required to possess a solid knowledge of the methods and materials used in the field. They also need to have exceptional organizational skills.
Sample Index Editor Resume
Name: Daniel Grey
Address: 374 Chapel Street
Marital Status: Married
Birth date: 14.09.1976
From my experience I can state that Index Editors are responsible for planning and preparing indexes for books and for a wide variety of publications.
Seeking to obtain a challenging and rewarding position as an Index Editor in a growth-oriented company where I can use my exceptional organizational skills and my extensive experience
Responsible and well-organized Index Editor with seven years experience in planning and preparing indices for books and for a wide variety of publications; who has a solid knowledge of the tools and methods used in the field
Skills and qualifications
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Deep knowledge of the methods, techniques and tools used in the field
- Excellent organizational skills used to index information in an efficient manner
- Proficiency in using a wide variety of computer programs: Power Point, Word, Excel
- Ability to analyze and prepare a wide variety of documents
Index Editor, SAIC, Atlanta, GA, 2007-present
Duties and responsibilities
- Planned and prepared indices for books and for a wide variety of publications
- Evaluated various materials in order to choose the items that have to be indexed
- Organized the alphabetical lists of indexed items according to strict factors
Duties and responsibilities
- Classified items of interest and added cross references
- Coordinated, supervised and evaluated the activities of the clerical staff which typed indexes
- Planned and prepared items such as bibliographies, footnotes or glossaries
Master's Degree in Journalism and Editing, University of Houston
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Editing, University of Houston
Achievements and affiliations
Dean's Lister, University of Houston
Member of the American Association of Editorial Professionals since 2007
Areas of interest
Journalism and Editing
References available upon request