Our indexes are based on the Chicago Manual of Style, which serves as a standard for index formats. A significant number of publishers refer indexers to this source, which is why we’ve adopted it too.
However, we can always create an index according to your requirements. A sample index or written guidelines provided by you can still be helpful in this case, or you can explain to us what you need.
According to the principles of the Chicago Manual of Style, we use the indented-style index and not run-in style. Having all subentries in a new line, indented, is more reader-friendly. However, if you insist on run-in style, we’ll format your index according to your instructions. Run-in style saves a lot of space, so if that’s an issue, this style might b a better solution for you.
When it comes to principles of alphabetizing, we can follow the letter-by-letter or word-by-word principle. Which principle we use depends on your index. For instance, if your index contains a large number of names, it’s better to use word-by-word arrangement. Regardless of your indexing needs, we can sort out the arrangements and respond to all specific requests to accommodate the style of your index. Just let us know what you want, and we can discuss what’s most suitable for your index.
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