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The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre

222 Broadway

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0R3

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This three-hour workshop will focus on how to index content that will be published in multiple outputs—meaning a manuscript that will be published in more than one type of format, such as to print and eBooks. Although you’re applying the same indexing concepts, you must accommodate your entries to work in every type of output. How do you do this? Cheryl Landes, who has indexed the same content for multiple formats for more than 20 years, will show you how.

During this workshop, Cheryl will cover these topics:

  • What embedded indexing is
  • The differences between traditional back-of-the-book indexing and embedded indexing
  • Tagging content, the most common method of embedding index entries for multiple outputs, and how it works

Cheryl will also demonstrate some popular programs used for indexing, such as Adobe InDesign and Adobe FrameMaker. She will provide an exercise for attendees to practice tagging entries for an index (no computers or software required).

This workshop is held in conjunction with the annual Indexing Society of Canada Conference.

Cheryl Landes began indexing in 1991 when she worked as a technical writer for a maritime company in Seattle that produced large volumes of information that needed to be accessed quickly by vessel and facility crews. Four years later, she started her full-time consulting business, Tabby Cat Communications (http://tabbycatco.com/). Although Cheryl is still primarily a technical writer, she has indexed hundreds of books for trade publishers and content for many of her corporate clients. She also writes content optimized for search and blogs about travel at Tabby Cat’s Pawprints (https://tabbycatspawprints.com/).

In addition, Cheryl is a published author. She has written many magazine and journal articles, along with three Northwest travel and history books: Beautiful America’s Seattle (in two editions), Beautiful America’s Idaho, and Those Wild Northwest Days. She contributed the findability chapters in The Language of Content Strategy and The Language of Technical Communication, two books in the Content Wrangler’s Content Strategy series published by XML Press.

Cheryl currently lives in Vancouver, Washington, which creates a lot of confusion with people who don’t know that there’s a city named Vancouver outside Canada.

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