About Us


Susan Holbert

Susan Holbert has  been an indexing consultant since 1985. She has indexed more than a  hundred books and manuals, ranging from medical textbooks to the  autobiography of First Lady Rosalynn Carter. She has worked for  publishers, authors, book developers, U.S. and state governments, and a  wide range of businesses. As a long-term indexing consultant to Lotus  Development Corp., she wrote the Indexing chapter of the Lotus Style Guide. She has created two popular indexing seminars, Basic Indexing Skills and  How To Index Technical Manuals and Online Help.   She helped design and market an indexing software program, wINDEX. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College. She specializes in medical, financial, and el-hi through college textbooks.

Publications, Workshops and Presentations
American  Society of Indexers • Freelance Editorial Association • Lowell  University/STC Interchange Conference • Society for Documentation  Professionals • Society for Technical Communication • Women In  Publishing • Women's Industrial and Educational Union

Board of Directors (previous)
President:  American Society of Indexers, New England chapter • Freelance Editorial  Association • Society for Documentation Professionals


Pierce Butler

Pierce Butler began  his career as an engineer, working on the Thames River Barrier project  in London. He then earned a Masters of Education from Harvard  University. He has been teaching English at Bentley University for 25  years. He has published a literature textbook and two novels as well as  numerous essays and stories. He has been the co-principal of TIP since  its inception in 1985. He specializes in science, technology,  engineering, mathematics, and computer books. 

There's more to indexing then meets the eye!

There's more to indexing then meets the eye!

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