Membership of the Society of Indexers is open to individuals or corporate bodies whose activities or interests are directly connected with indexing and who support the purpose and objectives of the Society. All members are expected to sign up to the Code of Professional Conduct.
The page on how to become an indexer gives information about training and establishing yourself as an indexer. If you're thinking of embarking on an indexing career, you should also read Newcomers, a special collection in ebook form of articles from The Indexer. Covering a wide range of topics, from choosing indexing as a career to software, indexing efficiently and negotiating with clients, it also looks at the impact of new technology on the profession and includes a comprehensive linked index.
If you're not sure if you're cut out to be an indexer, work your way through this questionnaire and simple indexing exercises.
Or why not try one of our workshops for beginners, to give you an idea of what indexing is all about?
By joining the Society of Indexers you will become part of a group of fellow professionals who are working towards raising awareness of indexes and the profession of indexing. Experienced members are generous with their support and encouragement for new entrants and you will find our networking opportunities invaluable. Specific benefits of membership are listed elsewhere on this Website.
Members joining between 1 January and 30 June inclusive pay the full subscription and receive literature issued free to members during the year, including The Indexer and our quarterly newsletter, SIdelights.
Members joining between 1 July and 31 December inclusive may opt to pay the full subscription for the year and receive literature issued free to members during the year, or may opt to pay half of the subscription for the year and receive the literature issued to members in the second half of the year.
There are no geographical restrictions on membership, but applicants from outside the UK and Ireland are advised to join their own national indexing society where one is available.
Information on corporate membership is available elsewhere on this Website.