Caroline Maxwell   BSC MBA QTLS MSocInd(Adv)


I am a freelance indexer, creating indexes for published books.  I have a varied background in business, teaching and public services.  I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society of Indexers and have QTLS status (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills).


I make the index as useful as possible to the reader and this makes it a priceless addition to any book.  My specialist areas of knowledge are education, management,  languages, human factors (ergonomics), textiles, crafts and history.

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More About Me

I have  indexed a variety of books since 2015, including academic books, BTEC textbooks (management, information technology and applied science), political memoirs and biographies. 

My background is librarianship in the engineering industry. I later worked as a Human Factors Consultant, specifying  requirements for IT systems, and evaluating their usability.  I also taught adults English literacy, supporting many learners with dyslexia. I have studied several languages (French, German, Latin, Greek and Russian).

I have had a lifelong involvement in textile handicrafts, particularly embroidery, quilting and lacemaking, but also dressmaking, knitting, crochet and spinning. My other leisure interests are walking, art and history.

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Examples of Books I Have Indexed

Superior Customer Value by Art Weinstein (Routledge, 2019)

Business Model Innovation by Allan Afuah (Routledge, 2018)

Qualitative Methods in Tourism Research by Wendy Hillman & Kylie Radel (Channel View Publications, 2018)

The Soviet Union: A Short History by Mark Edele (Wiley, 2018)

Memory Politics in Contemporary Russia by Mariëlle Wijermars (Routledge, 2018)

Peace and Justice Studies by Margaret Groarke & Emily Welty (Routledge, 2018))

Resilient reporting by M Breen, M Courtney, I McMenamin, E O’Malley &
K Rafter (Manchester University Press, 2019)

Contemporary Debates in Education Studies by Jennifer Marshall (Routledge, 2017)

Discursive ecology of homophobia by Eric Louis Russell (Multilingual Matters, 2019)

Scripts of Servitude by Beatriz P. Lorente (Multilingual Matters, 2018)

Speaking Up by Allyson Jule (Multilingual Matters, 2018)

Clothing in 17th Century Provincial England by Danae Tankard (Bloomsbury, 2019)

Fashion Curating by Annamari Vänskä & Hazel Clark (Bloomsbury, 2018)

Marriage and the Family: Mirror of a Diverse Global Society by Julie Xuemei Hu and Shondrah Tarrezz Nash (Routledge, 2019)

The Life and Works of John Napier by B Rice, E González-Velasco and A Corrigan (Springer, 2017)

Martin Luther King in Newcastle upon Tyne by Brian Ward (Tyne Bridge Publishing, 2017)

BTEC Nationals Business Student Book (Pearson, 2016)

BTEC Nationals Information Technology Student Book  (Pearson, 2016)


"Caroline ...did a wonderful job. I would have no hesitation in recommending Caroline as an excellent indexer."                                                                                                          -Carole McEntee Taylor , Author of military history and historical fiction