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.
More than thirty years of 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.


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

Specialized Training

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


• Indexing Society of Canada (ISC/SCI)
   Webmaster of the ISC/SCI site, 2003–2010
• American Society of Indexers (ASI)
   Member of the ASI's Web Indexing SIG

Skills and Experience

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

Other Specialized Skills

• HTML (hand coding; Allaire HomeSite;
   HTML Pro 97; introductory Dreamweaver)
• SGML (editing using Gnu emacs on Unix;
   SoftQuad Author/Editor)
• Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
• Some introductory JavaScript


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

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