Case study

Critical Realism for Health and Illness Research

Priscilla Alderson
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The commission

Indexing, as the final stage in project managing the production process


Indexing requirements differ from book to book and publisher to publisher. For this book, Bourchier were commissioned to compile two separate indexes, a subject and a name index. The indexer’s breadth of knowledge in the field of Health and Social Care and her methodical approach were vital to ensuring the index included the key terms of the book. Once the index reached Bourchier, our team of skilled project managers reviewed the index for consistency, comprehensiveness and accessibility.

Below: The first pages of each of the two indexes, as typeset.


‘I am delighted with the index, the separate pages for subjects and names, the good use of subtitles and the sense the indexer understands the book. I am so grateful.’

Professor Priscilla Alderson