Chicago/Great Lakes Lunch Chat
Saturday, January 17, 2015
122 S. Prospect Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60068
The Chicago/Great Lakes Chapter of the American Society for Indexing sponsored an informal lunch chat on Saturday, January 17, with Diana Schneidman, author of Real Skills, Real Income: A Proven Marketing System to Land Well-Paid Freelance and Consulting Work in 30 Days or Less, which is available at Amazon.com.
The lunch chat will begin at 11:30, and each attendee is responsible for his or her lunch cost. Hay Caramba is easily reached by Metra Northwest, CTA el and bus, and car. Street parking is available, and a parking lot is across the Metra tracks next to the nearby Park Ridge Library.
Fall 2014 Workshops
October 24 and 25, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn O'Hare
2930 S. River Road, Des Plaines, IL
The complete workshop brochure can be found here.
Our speakers—Kate Mertes and Margie Towery—had great programs planned to improve your indexing persona in terms of operating your indexing business and writing exceptional indexes.
Kate's program, “Don’t be a Hermit: An Indexer’s Guide to Working with Clients,” explored the nuances of client relationships. Who is your client? What tips and tricks can you use to improve working relationships? You will gain valuable insights from a veteran indexer who has encountered many different kinds of clients.
“Evaluating Indexes: A Fresh Perspective for Indexers” is an opportunity to honestly critique your indexing prowess. What makes a good index? How is editing an index different from evaluating an index? Margie led us through the process of examining indexes.
Summer Lunch Chat
1700 Sherman Ave.
July 12, 2014, 1:15 p.m.
We discussed the recent national conference and heard some attendee experiences. We also had a general discussion on indexing techniques and talked about our fall workshop plans.
An Evanston map is available here.
Spring Lunch Chat
March 22, 2014, 12:00 noon
122 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois
The general theme of this lunch chat was the changing industry of indexing and the opportunities for new indexers in a changing business, but all indexing-related topics are welcome. We hope to discuss the following:
- What changes are you noticing in your business?
- Have e-books played a role in your marketing?
- What is your impression of the debate between indexing and search?
- What do you envision the future of indexing will be like?
- What indexing practices will most influence the future?
- What do you want from your indexing career?
Hay Caramba, a delightful Mexican restaurant (see http://haycaramba.com/ for the menu) is located in downtown Park Ridge, less than one block from the Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line train station (just across the tracks, to the south), one block from the public library, and less than one block to a CTA bus stop.
A general map of the area can be found here. Please contact Leoni McVey (firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-476-7300) for any transportation questions.
Fall 2013 Workshop
Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9, 2013
Hilton Garden Inn, Des Plaines, IL
On Friday, November 8, Fred Leise offered two half-day presentations, one on creating successful subheadings and one on avoiding common indexing mistakes.
On Saturday, November 9, Kay Schlembach presented a half-day discussion entitled Metatopic Menace (managing the metatopic) and a half-day program on marketing.
These workshops will help you prepare excellent indexes and develop your business.
A comprehensive brochure with registration form is now available.
Spring 2013 Luncheon Chat: Marketing
Saturday, April 13, 2013
An informal lunch chat on the general topic of marketing was held at Geppetto’s in Oak Park, Illinois. (Other topics are also welcome.)
Marketing: It’s something we all should do every day—but do we? What are the best tactics? Is there a best tactic? Do all tactics work for all people? What tactics have worked for you?
Come and learn what your colleagues in the Chicago area are doing to improve their networking and marketing prowess.
Geppetto’s (http://geppettospizzapasta.com/) is located at 113 N. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois, a near-west suburb of Chicago.
Your lunch is the only cost for this event.
2012 Fall Workshops