Hello, I’m Siusan Moffat.

I’m a back-of-the-book indexer.

Some of the books I’ve indexed included topics such as: gentrification, Black liberation, modern day oppression in Indigenous communities, intelligence, vegan desserts, anarchism in Latin America, Tamil films, growing food in the city, banjos and slavery, breast feeding, police abolition, National Film Board composers, fighting fascism in modern-day Europe, and many others!

Why do I index? Probably because I love to read and learn, 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 work hard at ensuring that indexes reflect the books they are attached to, and provide multiple roads into a text so that all readers will be able to find the information they need.

Along with film archiving school, I have a BA in Film Studies at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly called Ryerson University), I have a certificate in chocolate making, and I have a diploma in technical communications. Yes, I’m interested in a lot of different things: social justice, sociology, technology, old Hollywood, music, activism, film, history, art, vintage radio shows, gardening, food, trains, DIY, punk, and much more!

I’ve lived in Windsor, ON; Rochester, NY; Portland, OR; and many years in Toronto, ON.

I’m a member of the Indexing Society of Canada / Société canadienne d’indexation (ISC/SCI) and am active on several committees including The Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee (TIDE). ISC/SCI is a great resource to learn more about indexing!



Contact Me

or send email to siusanmoffat @ gmail