If your publisher requests XML indexing, we can do it! XML indexing uses specialty coding rather than page numbers to create an index. The codes in the index are then converted by the typesetter (or compositor) into actual page numbers.
It sounds complicated, but it’s not.
Publishers like XML indexing because it saves them time and money. Costly revisions to the index are avoided because new text is given new coding. These new codes do not change the existing coding.
XML indexing does require more work by the indexer. Rates are usually higher for these projects because every element in the book (e.g., paragraphs, headings, tables, figures, boxes) needs a separate code.
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