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Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Martin L. White
10511 Preston Street
Westchester, IL 60154-5311
(708) 704-1735 (voice)
mlw@mlwindexing.com (e-mail)


North Central College
Naperville, Ill.
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, with majors in mathematics and philosophy.
University of Chicago
Chicago, Ill.
Studied in the Department of Philosophy under Woodrow Wilson and Ford Foundation fellowships. Master of Arts.
University of Chicago Publishing Program/Chicago Book Clinic
Various courses in manuscript editing and proofreading.


University of Connecticut, Stamford Branch
Stamford, Conn.
Instructor of Philosophy for one year.
Encylopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Chicago, Ill.
Indexer for thirteen years, with experience in all stages of the production process for a variety of Britannica products. Supervisory responsibilities for eleven years. Senior Indexer for Children’s Britannica, with responsibility for Americanizing the language of an encyclopaedia produced in Britain. Thesaurus development and maintenance for nine years.

Freelance indexing

Twenty-five years’ experience book indexing. Hundreds of scholarly monographs indexed for the University of Chicago Press, Duke University Press, Princeton University Press, Stanford University Press, Syracuse University Press, University of Press New England, and other scholarly presses. My index for John Patrick Diggins’s The Promise of Pragmatism received the 1995 American Society of Indexers-H.W. Wilson Award for Excellence in Book Indexing.

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Indexers; Society for Scholarly Publishing; Society for Technical Communication

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