Paula Clarke Bain – Freelance Indexer and Editor at Baindex

Paula is a freelance book indexer, copy-editor and proofreader. She is an Advanced Professional Member of both the Society of Indexers and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). She has completed over 700 copy-editing, indexing and proofreading commissions for a number of authors and publishers, working mainly on non-fiction texts in the arts, humanities and social sciences but also editing several works of fiction. She has a BA (Hons) English and American Literature, a BSc (Hons) Psychology and an employment background in publishing and printing. She is also currently writing a series of blogs and journal articles on the comedy book index.

Her main subject areas include: autism, ballet, comedy, criminology, dance, dementia, drama, economics, fiction, film studies, history, literary studies, media studies, mental health, music, politics, psychology, sociology, theatre and yoga.

You can contact Paula via her website at, send an email to or find her on Twitter @PC_Bain.

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