They’re part of who I am

Posted by Colleen on March 20, 2020 in Blog

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“I’m sitting here staring at my old friends on the shelves,” said Prof. Baron, whose research shows there are lots of reasons people still feel attached to the printed-and-bound word. “Books are part of your personal history. They’re mementos from trips you took. They’re part of who you were. I am looking at my Gothic dictionary, from a class I took when I was in graduate school. Do I ever use this dictionary? No. But just looking at the spine reminds me of the time when I was a student and learning exotic things,” she said. (Michelle Slatalla, Wall Street Journal, 3/20/20)

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You can’t use what you can’t find

Posted by Colleen on January 6, 2020 in Blog

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Happy anniversary to CDI

Posted by Colleen on May 14, 2019 in Blog

There were 300 mugs like this in May 2004 when Colleen Dunham Indexing was incorporated in Seattle Washington. The intention was to do freelance indexing for six months or so.

Fifteen years later we’re still at it — just one mug left but we’re still mapping that world of words.

Thanks for the work, all you editors out there. Here’s to the next 15!



Buon anno

Posted by Colleen on January 2, 2019 in Blog

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NYT picks for best books of 2018

Posted by Colleen on November 29, 2018 in Blog

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The endless loop

Posted by Colleen on August 26, 2018 in Blog

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Look it up!

Posted by Colleen on March 22, 2018 in Blog
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It’s the thing

Posted by Colleen on March 2, 2018 in Blog

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Engage with caution

Posted by Colleen on February 7, 2018 in Blog

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Those books without indexes

Posted by Colleen on October 22, 2017 in Blog

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Read The Spectator article here.

Read about the book here.


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