Enid Zafran, Managing Founder

Enid L. Zafran has demonstrated her commitment to the field of professional indexing by her more than 30 years of experience, her involvement in the American Society for Indexers, her numerous writings on topics pertinent to information structure and style, and her development of training programs and workshops for indexers. 

She started her own indexing business in 1989, Indexing Partners LLC, which is presently located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and specializes in indexing in the topics of law, government, public policy, art, psychology, education, history, social sciences, and biographies. Clients include all the major legal publishers in the U.S., state and federal government agencies, scholarly presses, nonprofit institutions and associations, museums, and individual authors.

Sought after as a speaker and instructor due to her extensive expertise and ability to explain and teach, Enid has given presentations to various librarian, attorney, publishing, and information groups in the U.S. and Canada. She has taught indexing and abstracting for the Catholic University of America School of Library and Information Science. In 2009, she served as editor of the popular book Starting an Indexing Business.

She has also edited and contributed to other books on indexing including: Indexing Specialties: Law; Indexing Specialties: Scholarly Books; and Index It Right! Volumes 1 and 2.  For the American Society for Indexing’s newsletter, Key Words, Enid writes a recurring column on style matters for indexing.  She also offers the Indexing Boot Camp, which consists of three intensive days of one-on-one training aimed at newer indexers and tailored to their needs.

Enid graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Latin, and has a J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, a Masters of Library Science from the University of Kentucky, and a LL.M. from Georgetown Law Center.  She started indexing in 1975 at Banks-Baldwin Law Publishing Co. in Cleveland, Ohio, where she also held the positions of Vice President/Editorial and Vice President/New Product Development.

Subsequently, she worked at Prentice Hall Information Service as Editorial Director of Non-Tax Services, and for 12 years (1990–2002), she was the Director of Indexing Services at the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA), Washington, DC, where she ran a department of 40 in-house indexers. 

She is a past president of the American Society for Indexing (ASI) as well as a former chair of the local DC Chapter of the Society.  She served on the ASI board for eight years.