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The following are only general guidelines on indexing rates. Please contact me by phone or email, and I will be happy to discuss the rate for your specific project.

There are four different ways that I can charge for indexing projects, by the entry, by the page, by the word, or by a flat project fee.

ENTRY RATES: For years this was the traditional method of charging for indexing services. An index entry is a noun or phrase followed by one or more page numbers. Some indexers charge for each additional page number, but I do not. My per index entry fee is 60 cents. The number of index entries derived from a page of text varies with the nature of the project and how many pages are available for the index. The following are general guidelines on the number of index entries per page.

• Mass market trade books
3 to 5 index entries per page

• General reference books
6 to 8 index entries per page

• Technical documentation and dense text books
8 to 10 index entries per page

PAGE RATES: Pages that are not indexed, such as the table of contents, preface, introduction, or bibliography, are not included in the page count. The following are general examples of common page rates.

• Mass market trade books
$2.50 to $3.00 per page

• General reference books
$3.50 to $4.50 per page

• Technical documentation and dense textbooks
$5.00 to $6.00 per page

WORD RATES: These rates are for each 100 words of text. Words on pages that are not indexed, such as the table of contents, preface, introduction, or bibliography, are not included in the word count. The following are examples of common word rates.

• Mass market trade books
$0.70 per 100 words of text

• General reference books
$1.00 per 100 words of text

• Technical documentation and dense textbooks
$1.25 per 100 words of text

PROJECT FEES: I can also work with the indexing budget that you have available. While a smaller budget will probably mean a less detailed index, I will work to create an index that still provides the reader with access to the information in your book.

Please call me at 808-365-4348 or email me to discuss the cost of your specific project.

You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but you can see its real worth in the index!


Herr's Indexing Service, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 808-365-4348 or Email Me