I provide a total fee for your project so you know what to expect. That project price is based on a page rate which will vary depending on the material being indexed. Some of the factors that determine the fee include the number and type of indexes required, the density and subject matter of the material, inclusion of figures and tables, the intended audience, and the amount of time provided for the project. In general, indexing is charged at the rate of $4.00 - $9.00 per page. Lower and higher rates are sometimes possible depending on specific circumstances. The fee will be set before work begins.
Other fees are possible as well. Changes to the index after submission are charged at an hourly rate of $65 per hour. Minor re-working of the index may be free, at my discretion. It is important that final pages are used for indexing, as any changes to the pages require re-indexing for an additional per-page fee.
Cancellation by the client after work begins requires that the client pay for all work done up until notice of cancellation. Cancellations with less than 48 business hours prior to work beginning will result in a kill fee of 25% of the project cost.
If you would like a price quote for your project, please contact me with information about your project. It is most helpful to see the entire book, but a minimum two typical chapters from the middle of the book that are representative of the text can be used to give a price quote. Additional helpful information includes word count, dates pages are ready and index is due, and any specific format requirements for the index. If you have guidelines from the press, please send those as well.