Connecting people and words

I specialize in indexing and copy-editing academic and trade non-fiction, particularly scholarly monographs and edited volumes, dissertations, and scholarly articles across the social sciences. I also copy edit and index cookbooks. I have additional expertise in styling references, and with crafting embedded indexes.

I have extensive experience with the Chicago Manual Style and American Psychological Association (APA) style, and have worked with a dozen other style and press guides.

I bring a long tenure in academia to my indexing and copy editing, and to your scholarship; my own academic work is highly interdisciplinary. My BA is in World Religions, and I have an MLIS as well as completed MA coursework in Women’s Studies and Religion and doctoral coursework in Religion in America. I have held faculty appointments in LIS, Women's Studies, and Communication Studies.

I edit and index in a wide range of social science disciplines, including political science and international relations, communication studies, religion, environmental studies, economics, information technology, journalism, library science, gender studies, African American studies, Asian American studies, Latin American Studies, Native American studies, and education.

I look forward to discussing how I can help you present your work most effectively.



In short, she vastly improved and ensured the academic integrity of the collection (saving us heaps of time and headaches in the process). She was also patient and flexible throughout the project. We can't thank her enough and highly recommend her to others looking for a thorough and capable copy editor.

                                    Michael Daubs,

                                   University of Wellington

Rudy's knowledge of research writing typical in higher education was beneficial because she both could read and edit my work for grammatical, syntax, and citations issues, but also made comments related to argument clarity or how a given audience might perceive the arguments and tone of the work...I would recommend Rudy's editing because she DOES understand various academic disciplines and is aware of those issues in her editing work.

                                Dr. Amy Pason

                                University of Nevada, Reno

I was up against several deadlines and approached Rudy for help. Rudy was exceptional. She worked with me on my deadline and was even able to get the projects done ahead of time. She is detail oriented and does not hesitate to offer advice and suggestions on how to improve the content and prose that she is editing. Rudy was easy to work with and helped under tight conditions. Hire Rudy! She will make your project come to fruition.

                                            Dr. Robert Ostergard

                                      University of Nevada, Reno

Indexing and Copyediting