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Information to for current, retrospective, and prospective indexers for CPI


There's lots of opportunities to talk about CPI at the upcoming ACL conference! Look for fellow indexers and CPI Team members at the following conference events:

  • Wednesday -- CPI will have a booth at Vendor Day
  • Wednesday at 3 pm -- Beginning Indexing Training session
  • Thursday at 1:30 pm -- Indexers Meeting


Don't forget -- the next quarterly deadline for current indexing is August 1.

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Recently Approved Titles -- Want to Index One?

Titles recently approved and appearing soon in CPI:

  • Artistic Theologian (March 2018)
  • International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching (March 2018)
  • Christian Journal for Global Health (December 2018)
  • Mission Frontiers (November 2017)
  • SEEN: the journal of CIVA, Christians in the Visual Arts (September 2017)
  • The DeVoe Report (April 2017)
  • Canadian Journal of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity (February 2017)

Interested in Indexing?

From time to time, we have openings for additional indexers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sarah Wessel.

Text Editors

Using a Mac with your text files? So that we don't have trouble with smart punctuation, please read:

  1. In Textedit (The Mac text editor), choose the Textedit item from the top menu, then select preferences.
  2. In the preferences screen, make sure that format is set to plain text. This should be the default.
  3. Further down, there’s an options section with several checkboxes. Uncheck smart dashes and smart quotes. You may also want to uncheck text replacements and correct spelling automatically; those are up to you. Close the window, and the changes are saved and should stay the same across restarts of the text editor.

This info is from MacOS 10.11 but is probably the same or very similar in other versions.

Using a PC? Although Notepad works fine,if you want a few more features (like search and replace), try out Notepad++ (