Jan Wright

Jan Wright
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Jan Wright has been indexing and taxonomizing since 1991. Her experience in technical documentation indexing goes deep, from her experience as a print production specialist at Aldus Corporation, her work for Visio Corporation on online help and translated indexes, her work for several Microsoft departments in indexing, online help, taxonomies, and controlled vocabularies, and for Autodesk, where her indexes are translated into multiple languages, in an XML system that repurposes the content into multiple output formats, languages, and versions. She has been a member of the American Society for Indexing since 1991, has won several awards from the Society for Technical Communication, and in 2009 won the American Society for Indexing/H.W. Wilson Award for Excellence in Indexing for her index to Real World InDesign CS3. She is currently co-chairing the American Society for Indexing’s Digital Trends Task Force, focusing on eBook and eContent indexing and search.

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Jan Wright (Wright Information)
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Search isn't always enough for non-fiction readers. And indexes that resemble pages in a book don't take the best advantage of eBook interfaces. They slow searchers down, and "slow" is annoying. eReaders should combine both Search + Index to help readers find what they need quickly, by providing content-based navigation that can do full-text as well as display analysis of a topic. Read more.
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • COPIA
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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