The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Ethics for the indexer

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2016), 34, (1), 16–20.

Abstract

Indexers face ethical dilemmas surprisingly often, as evidenced by conference sessions on ethics and the frequent online discussions about politically correct language, a client’s ethics, subcontracting, censorship … the list goes on. Ethical guidance does exist, but we also need to keep talking about these issues to increase our individual readiness to respond appropriately and to enhance our overall professionalism as a body.

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Ebbs, Heather