Michelle Guiliano, DPM

Professional Indexing Services

science, medicine, and more



Michelle Guiliano, DPM

Line by Line Indexing

  •  I index more than just medical and science books. Here’s an eclectic selection:

  • I read every book that I index from cover to cover—at least TWICE. First, I read the pdf of the book on my iPad, marking it up in preparation for indexing. I read the book for the second time as I write the index. The book is then reviewed as necessary during the editing portion of the indexing process.

  • My indexing process is paper-free.

  • I use five software programs to produce one quality index. Thirty-five years ago indexers used only index cards and an electric typewriter. I don’t know how they managed.

  • You can find out more about my indexing business and my rates here.




  • I have indexed over 100,000 pages in more than 250 books since 2014.

  • Continuing education:

    • UC Berkeley course Indexing Theory and Application, 2014

    • Enid Zafran’s Indexing Boot Camp I & II (2015, 2016).  Three-day sessions of one-on-one training

    • ASI and EFA webinars and meetings

    • Regular participation in peer review sessions

PODIATRIST | private practice, 1999-2011

Rutland, Vermont


Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, 1998

Bachelors of Arts in Biology

Swarthmore College, 1994


Editorial Freelancers Association, since 2016

American Society for Indexing, 2014–2021

New England Chapter, Secretary 2014–2015, Representative 2017–2020

Science and Medicine Special Interest Group, Manager 2015–2020

Publishers Outreach Committee, Member 2017–2020

Materials Indexed

  • College textbooks
  • El-hi textbooks
  • Exam prep guides
  • Nature guides
  • Reference books
  • Trade books

Subject Specialties


  • Health and healthcare
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine & nursing
  • Natural sciences
  • Nutrition & diet
  • Psychology
  • Social sciences


Index Samples

  • Medical Boards Review
  • microbiology lab manual
  • medical coding book
  • pediatric cases trade book
  • middle school science book
  • psychiatry textbook
  • nature book
  • Real Estate Exam Prep Guide
  • biography trade book



Rebecca Didier, Managing Editor

Trafalgar Square Books

“Michelle has indexed a number of books from a variety of genres for us—from self-help to how-to to biography. She comes at every project with a positive attitude, eager to tackle a new subject and willing and able to meet deadlines. She is both a pleasure to work with and the utmost professional.”

“I run a website with educational videos made from PowerPoint slides for medical students. I needed the content of all the videos indexed so students could search for a topic. Line by Line Indexing did a wonderful job. The new index has been extremely valuable to our users. I recommend Michelle and Line by Line Indexing 100%.”

Sharon Woodhouse

Conspire Creative

“I love working with Michelle at Line by Line Indexing.  I know she can handle all manner of complicated material and deliver a beautiful index on time.  She’s so smart, reliable, and a joy to work with.”

Jay Kreider

J S Editorial, LLC

“Michelle creates excellent indexes, providing detail, perspective, and accessible information for the reader.  It is a pleasure to work with her.”