Cheryl Lemmens Indexing and Editorial Services

Cheryl Lemmens - Indexing and Editorial Services

Book Indexing • Web Site Indexing • Editing


About me


• University of Toronto - Ph.D., English, 1989 • York University (Glendon College) - B.A., English, 1983
• University of Toronto - M.A., English, 1984 • Ryerson Polytechnical Institute - B.A.A., Journalism, 1980

Specialized Training

• USDA Basic Indexing Course, March 2001 • HTML Basics (DPA Communications), September 1999
• Introductory JavaScript (DPA Communications), July 2000 • EAC Indexing Seminar, February 1999


• Indexing Society of Canada (ISC/SCI) • American Society for Indexing (ASI)
  Webmaster of the ISC/SCI site, 2003–2010   Member of the ASI's Digital Publications Indexing SIG
  Winner of the ISC/SCI Tamarack Award, 2006  

Skills and Experience

• Editing and writing • Legislative editing (Hansard Office, Queen's Park)
• Proofreading and copyediting • Editing legal publications
• Book indexing • Web site editing, writing, and indexing
  • Web site meta content – research and preparation

Other Specialized Skills

• HTML (coding both by hand and with the use of software) • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
• SGML (editing with Gnu emacs, SoftQuad Author/Editor) • Some introductory JavaScript


• Canadian history and politics • English literature (especially the Gothic novel)
• Toronto history, politics, and architecture • Jazz (especially Duke Ellington)
• Postwar/mid-century life, politics, and culture • Music, fashion, design arts, and popular culture of the 1920s and 1960s
• Urban planning (especially gentrification issues) • Sports (hockey, football, Thoroughbred horse racing)
• Architecture and interior design • Hobbies and crafts

Please visit my Subjects of Interest page for more information!

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