Hello, I’m Siusan Moffat.
I’m a back-of-the-book indexer and embedded indexer.
Some of the topics I’ve indexed are: gentrification, reading water, “the end of history”, intelligence, vegan desserts, anarchism in Latin America, growing food in the city, poetry in colonial education, spies with Hansen’s disease, etc.
Why do I index? Probably because I love to read and learn things and have a mild obsession with getting information to people in an organized way. I should have gone to library school, but instead I went to film archiving school (which is similar and VERY interesting work!)
I’m a hard worker who wants to see indexes reflect the books they are attached to, and provide multiple roads into a text so all readers will be able to find the information they need.
Along with film archiving school, I’m a graduate of the Ryerson University Film Studies program, I have a certificate in chocolate making, and I have a diploma in technical communications. Yes, I’m interested in lots of different things – popular culture, sociology, technology, music, activism, film, history, politics, architecture, new software, art, crafts, gardening, eLearning, food, trains, DIY, marketing, and much more!
I am a member and on the executive committee of the Indexing Society of Canada (ISC/ISC). Currently I am the web administrator for the ISC.