Rapid Delivery Under Pressure
For my most recent book, I wanted to venture outside the boundaries of traditional medical publishing and “self-publish” an atlas detailing a unique area of surgery, aesthetic nasal reconstruction in children. Of course, the journey was a bit tougher than I expected. My venture turned into quite an adventure. Without the help of true professionals like Michael and Ferreira Indexing, I would have been lost.
Under a rigorous deadline and with very little direction, he was able to develop a detailed, meticulous and well-researched index for a complex book in a surgical specialty that is, admittedly, somewhat obscure. To me, this was nothing short of miraculous. He has proven himself invaluable, and it is my sincere hope I will have the opportunity to work with him again in the future. I recommend him without reservation.
Gary Burget, MD
I highly recommend Michael as an indexer.
We are a publishing company producing a range of reference books and textbooks for surgeons and other health care professionals. Therefore we require indexes that are detailed, accurate, and intelligently crafted. In addition, because the index is always required during the stressful flurry of production end-stages, we must be able to count on receiving the index on deadline, every time.
It has been my privilege and pleasure to work with Michael Ferreira on a number of projects; we have come to depend on his consistent, well-constructed indexes that require very little editing once received. We know they will be correct and appropriately cross-referenced, and he is gracious in working with us to meet our schedule as our priorities and deadlines tighten.
I highly recommend Michael as an indexer. He is personable, flexible, and conscientious and has become our go-to guy for challenging indexing projects large and small.
Director of Editing
St. Louis, MO
Whenever I send Michael work, I don’t have to give it another thought because I can trust that he will do the job well, on schedule, and within budget
Dear UN Manager,
I am writing this letter on behalf of Michael Ferreira, who has been working as a freelance indexer for our company for more years than I know. I joined the production department of the Science and Technology division nearly 7 years ago, starting out as the Administrative Assistant to the Director. I worked my way up to Project Manager within 2 years and since then I have worked with Michael on approximately 3-4 titles each year. Today I am a Team Leader managing a group of project managers, so I have fewer titles than I used to, but I still try to send projects to Michael for indexing whenever I can and I have referred him to many new project managers who have joined the department.
Michael’s indexing work has always been thorough and well-received by our sometimes demanding authors. Whenever especially picky authors have asked that additional terms be added or changes made, Michael has kindly accommodated their requests and done so promptly. He often goes above and beyond the usual indexer duties and points out proofreader issues he encounters during his indexing. He is also very reliable, delivering indexes per our contracted completion date. That particular trait is extremely important for a deadline-driven publisher. The project managers within the department all greatly appreciate Michael’s conscious effort to work within our tight schedules. And if he’s ever worried about meeting a deadline, he is honest about it and lets the project manager know as soon as possible.
Most of all, though, Michael is an absolute pleasure to work with time and time again. His communication is always warm and friendly. He rarely needs to come back to me with questions about an assignment, but he will always notify me if something is amiss or if there is a problem with the pages he’s indexing. Whenever I send Michael work, I don’t have to give it another thought because I can trust that he will do the job well, on schedule, and within budget—all of which makes the busy life of a project manager just a little bit easier!
If you have any questions about Michael’s work or any of my comments above, please feel free to contact me directly. I am happy to discuss Michael more or provide any sample indexes he has completed for our company.
Team Leader – Sciences & Finance
I’ve been working with Michael for almost 10 years
Dear Sir or Madam:
This is a letter of recommendation for Michael Ferreira, of Ferreira Indexing, Inc.
I’ve been working with Michael for almost 10 years, most recently last month on an index for a 2-volume, 3000-page Endocrinology textbook. He is an exceptional worker who creates light, medium, or heavy indexes in a timely matter, and is one of our most requested indexers. His chief skills are his attention to detail, knowledge of medical terminology, and good, consistent work. Our authors are always pleased with his thoroughness. He was also one of our first indexers to learn xml-first coding so that he could adapt to our new procedures, but he is comfortable compiling traditional indexes, as well.
To sum up, Michael is the best indexer that I’ve worked with, and he will be a valuable asset to any company.
Senior Project Manager
Maryland Heights, MO
WOW! I can’t thank you enough, Michael. You’re a wonder… what an outstanding talent you have! This process and the result is mind-boggling and oh so thorough. As a career counselor I believe that when people know and use their natural gifts they can always find a way to make a difference in others’ lives. You have proved that point! You made getting the index to my book completed so easy and worry-free for me. I am so lucky to have found your service.
All the best,
Founder | Executive Director | National Speaker
NCDA Outstanding Career Practitioner Award Winner, 2010
Author of the forthcoming book, The Time Between Dreams