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American Society for Indexing

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National Indexing Organizations
Other Local Organizations of Interest

National Indexing Organizations American Society for Indexing
10200 West 44th Avenue, Suite 304
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Voice: (303) 463-2887
Fax: (303) 422-8894
Email: info@asindexing.org
National professional association for indexing. Its web site has many resources on indexing and online database, the Indexer Locator, of freelance indexers. ASI holds an annual national conference, which includes pre- and post-conference workshops on basic and advanced indexing skills. ASI publishes a quarterly journal, Keywords and copublishes various books on indexing.

Indexing Society of Canada
Society of Indexers (United Kingdom)
Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers
German Network of Indexers
Netherlands Indexing Network


Other Local Organizations
of Interest

Bookbuilders of Boston
Bookbuilders of Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together people involved in book publishing and manufacturing throughout New England. Members are both individuals and companies, which comprise publishers and related editorial and production services.

American Society for Information Science and Technology - New England Chapter (NEASIS&T)
ASIS&T provides education and conference programs, publications and journals, and other professional services for information systems developers, online professionals, information resource managers, librarians, record managers, and others. The New England Chapter holds events, usually at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, every two or three months.

Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) - Central Massachusetts Chapter
The Editorial Freelancers Association is a nationwide nonprofit organization that works to promote the interests of editorial freelancers, including indexers. The Massachusetts chapter holds meetings every few months with guest speakers for EFA members, guests of members, and prospective members in central Massachusetts. They typically meet in the Randall Library in Stow, MA, on a Thursday evening every month or two.

Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) - Boston Chapter
The Boston chapter holds monthly discussion-oriented meetings for EFA members, guests of members, and prospective members in the Greater Boston area. They typically meet in the Robbins Library in Arlington, MA, on a Monday evening every month or two.

National Writers Union - Boston Chapter
The National Writers Union (NWU) is the trade union for freelance writers of all genres. The Boston chapter represents freelance writers in Central and Eastern Massachusetts and the Islands, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.

Society for Technical Communication (STC) - Boston Chapter
The STC is a non-profit international organization and is the largest professional society devoted to technical communication. Membership includes writers, editors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educators, students, engineers, and scientists in all areas of technology. The Boston chapter holds public monthly meetings with speakers, usually at the Sheraton Hotel in Lexington, MA.

Western New England Editorial Freelancers' Network
An association of self-employed professionals who work with words. The group includes copy editors, developmental editors, production editors, indexers, proofreaders, writers, project managers, and others working all types of publications.

Content Management Professionals - Massachusetts Community
The CM Pros Massachusetts Community provides content management professionals with networking opportunities and a forum for exchanging and examining content management topics of interest. Public meetings are every two or three months.

Special Libraries Association (SLA) Boston Chapter
Local chapter of the Special Libraries Association holds monthly public meetings with speakers in the Boston area and also in central/Western Massachusetts.

Boston Knowledge Management Forum
The Boston KM Forum, Inc., is a community of practice for people working in the field of Knowledge Management (KM), offering an environment for the exchange of ideas, best practices, and business opportunities through a variety of learning, communication, and networking settings. Public meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month 4-6 p.m. in Waltham with a featured speaker and the 1st Friday of each month at Rebecca's Cafe, Reservoir Place for a breakfast discussion topic.


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