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ContextualAnalysis, LLC provides consulting services focusing in metadata and taxonomy development, as well as information architecture and back-of-book indexing.

We believe that there are no easy solutions, no cookie-cutter answers, to your unique set of business needs.

We take the time to understand what is important to you before we begin offering solutions.
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ContextualAnalysis - Back of book and website indexing servicesIndexing Services

About Indexing

A good index provides users with specific information about where topics are discussed in a text, as well as the context of that discussion. A good index helps users find information by providing multiple entry points and cross-references to related topics.

There are currently no software programs that provide useful indexes; a good index takes a human brain looking at and analyzing the text.

Our Indexing Services

ContextualAnalysis offers the following indexing services.

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Back-of-book indexing

ContextualAnalysis has been providing professional indexing services since 1995, specializing in scholarly works in the humanities, as well as trade and textbooks.

  • European history
  • Cookbooks and culinary history
  • East Asian history and culture
  • International relations
  • Music history and theory
  • Comparative religion
  • Literary criticism
  • Biographies
  • Medical management
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Science
  • Gay/lesbian studies
  • Journal indexing

Indexing clients include:

  • O'Reilly
  • Peachpit Press
  • Wipf and Stock
  • Columbia University Press
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Fordham University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Rosenfeld Media
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Harlan Davidson

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SampleBook Indexes Available Online
(Click on the "Index" link in the left-hand navigation pane on the destination page.)

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Embedded Indexing

If you need an indexer experienced in the field of embedded indexing, we are happy to provide a free consultation about your project. We work in Adobe InDesign to create an index using embedded tags that can be published in a wide variety of formats. Great for book or catalog projects.

Embedded indexing clients include:

  • Black Dot Group
  • Rosenfeld Media

Contact us to learn more about our website indexing services.

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Website indexing

For medium-sized Intranets and websites (several hundred to several thousand pages), a professionally created site index provides users with faster known-item finding, as well as giving them an easily scannable contents listing. Users find what they want faster, improving their user experience and increasing their satisfaction.

Our website index for PeopleSoft.com was awarded the

Australian Society of Indexers Website Index Award 2002–2004.

Contact us to learn more about our website indexing services.

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Indexer Training

Many companies require content authors to index or tag their own documents. Yet most individuals lack basic training in identifying concepts and creating or choosing indexing terms.

ContextualAnalysis offers customized on-site indexing training for individuals or small groups.

To learn more about our indexer training services, please contact us.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email me.

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