Simon Yapp

Simon Yapp – Editor

Experienced book indexer with over 10 years working for publishers such as Wiley and Oxford University Press.


I have been making indexes for large and small publishers for over a decade after being trained at Indexing Specialists(UK).

I have gained experience working both on single-author books of several hundred pages and multi-volume, multi-author works of several thousand pages.

The subject matters I have tackled include complex and speciality fields ranging from organic chemistry and materials science, to photography and accounting standards; whilst also making indexes for less demanding titles, such as textbooks, management, and self-improvement titles. I am a fast study, so novel topics to me will be researched before I begin the creation of an index.

My rates vary upon the complexity of the subject and the complexity (or density) of the index required.

Computers & Internet Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Math & Science Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement Technology
English (UK) English (US)
  • Biochemistry with Neurobiology Bsc
  • Energy and Climate Policy Msc

Work experience


Sep, 2008 — Present

Self employed indexer working for multiple publishers

Simon has 1 review





Elle A.

Elle A.

Jul, 2023

Simon has been by far the very best. Always so prompt and professional. His work was very well done and he took time explaining me what would look best etc. Thanks and would certainly recommend. Giselle

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