Becky Hornyak, Indexer 


  • Full-time freelance indexer of over 1,350 books since 1997
  • Generalist, having indexed in many fields (See Books Indexed page for examples)
  • In-house indexer, 1996-1997
  • Positions in health, mental health, aging, and disabilities fields
  • Master of Arts, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • Bachelor of Arts, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN


Celandine poppy on River Bluff Trail, Norris Dam State Park, Tennessee.


What Clients Are Saying:

While repeat business is the best recommendation, it's always nice to hear feedback such as the following:
"...this was one of the best indexes I have received: not overindexed, not underindexed, and very thoughtful cross-references and subheads. It really improves the book! I hope we can work together in the future, and I'll be sure to recommend you to other authors." T. G., Production Editor, University of Chicago Press, 2020
"The author was very pleased with your attention to detail for the errors/inconsistencies you found and my spot-check of entries was nearly impeccable as always with your work." K. M., Project Manager, 2019
"Brilliantly done! And thank you for explaining your very thoughtful rationale."  P.G., Author, 2019
"[The index] looks amazing. You have done such a great job capturing the themes." S.D., Author, 2018
"I just want to say wow, I'm so impressed!...I think [this index] really captures the content of the book
well." K.S., Author, 2018
"[The index] is very thorough and accurate. It achieves an important goal in reflecting the themes and
content of our book." E.H. & A.B., Authors, 2018
"I cannot imagine how I ever could have produced anything like this--now I truly understand the line from Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle about never indexing your own book." J.P., Author, 2017

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