Cheryl Lemmens Indexing and Editorial Services

Cheryl Lemmens - Indexing and Editorial Services

Book Indexing • Web Site Indexing • Editing


Indexing for both print and the Web.

High-quality work with meticulous attention to detail.
Forty years of editorial experience, from newspaper and magazine work to legal and legislative editing.
Exceptional range of subject interests, from art and literature to sports and popular culture.
I'm always reading — and here's what I've read recently!


• 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)
• Urban planning (especially gentrification issues) • Music, fashion, design arts, and popular culture of the 1920s and 1960s
• Architecture and interior design • Sports (hockey, football, Thoroughbred horse racing)
  • Hobbies and crafts

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