Beth Nauman-Montana

Good indexing is both an art and a science. A useful index will serve the needs of the reader and reflect the voice of the author.”

Professional Qualifications

  • 17+ years experience
  • Professional Librarian’s Life Certificate
  • American Society for Indexing
  • Society for Technical Communication
  • InDesign for Editors course, 2018
  • Taxonomy Displays: Bridging UX & Taxonomy Design, Content Strategy Seattle, 2015
  • InDesign CC Adobe Training, 2014
  • The Future of Indexing for Technical Documentation, Adobe, 2012
  • InDesign Indexing workshop – American Society for Indexing, 2010
  • Embedded Indexing workshop, Society for Technical Communication, 2008
  • Step One Indexing course, 2002
  • See also: Salmon Bay Indexing, 15th anniversary of


  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of Washington, 2003
  • BA, Sarah Lawrence College, 1993 


  • “Indexing: Methods, Types and Uses” – University of Washington Information School
  • “Creating an Index with Microsoft Word” – University of Washington Information School


  • Showcasing Pro Bono Work and the Benefits of Collaboration, Keywords (21:7) Wheat Ridge, CO: American Society for Indexing, July 2013
  • “Bidding and Pricing: As Always, “It Depends” conference report, Keywords (18:3) Wheat Ridge, CO: American Society for Indexing, September 2010
  • “A to Z Website Review: Boxes and Arrows,” A to Z: The Newsletter of STC’s Indexing SIG (8:1): Society for Technical Communication, 2005.