Pilar Wyman, Associate Founder

Pilar Wyman, Chief Indexer, Wyman Indexing, has been involved in indexing since late 1983. She has been writing indexes since 1990 and as of March, 2010, has written over 985 indexes for print and multimedia including books, journals, CD-ROMs, archives, Web sites and other electronic media. Pilar writes indexes for English, French, and Spanish-language materials. Her areas of expertise typically include medical and technical subjects.
Pilar is the International Representative for the American Society for Indexing (ASI). She has also served ASI on the board of directors, as editor of the bulletin Key Words (2000–2006), as chair of the Washington, DC chapter (1995–1996) and various national committees including the Wilson Award for Excellence in Indexing.

For the Society for Technical Communication, Pilar has served as editor with Jan Wright of A to Z: The Newsletter of STC's Indexing SIG (1997–1998), and as a judge for the International Technical Publications Competition (2004–2006).

Pilar has contributed chapters to several books on indexing, has written many articles on indexing, and edited Indexing Specialties: Medicine for Information Today, Inc. (1999). She is currently working on an updated edition.

Pilar’s education is in the Liberal Arts and she received her B.A. from St. John’s College where she read the Great Books. As an undergraduate she majored in mathematics and philosophy. Pilar also completed two years of graduate study in mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, as a National Science Foundation Minority Graduate Fellow.
In addition to writing indexes and consulting around the world, Pilar teaches the Applied Indexing course for the USDA Graduate School Correspondence Program, reviews exams for the ASI Training in Indexing Course, and, when her schedule permits, gives training workshops and presentations on indexing and related topics.