Dr Nicola Lennon
I am an experienced freelance book indexer and editor of hundreds of academic titles for a range of clients including Oxford University Press (OUP), Cambridge University Press (CUP), Palgrave Macmillan, Taylor & Francis/Routledge, John Benjamins, Irish Academic Press and Continuum.
I gained experience and training in educational publishing at the Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (NICCEA) as a Senior Clerical Officer/Technical Editor and proofreader of examination scripts and materials. I moved into academic book publishing with the establishment of Index Perfect Limited in 2012. I have over ten years experience as a book indexer, starting my first commission back in 2009 for Professor Paul Simpson and Dr Andrea Mayr on their title Language and Power: A Resource Book for Students (Routledge English Language Introductions). My approach to indexing academic books is informed by my knowledge of academic life, teaching and research.
I was awarded my PhD in Linguistics from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2009, and I also hold a Master of Arts (MA) in English Language & Linguistics (with Distinction) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English (Major) & Linguistics (Minor) with First Class Honours. I have been the recipient of a number of academic scholarships and awards, including the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Award (2006–2009) and Research Preparation Masters Scheme Award (2005–2006), the Longman Book Prize (2006) and the Dr Henry Hutchison-Stewart Literary Scholarship (2005–2007).
My subject specialisms are law, linguistics, politics, philosophy and economics. As well as arts, humanities and social science subjects, I also have experience indexing science and mathematics books. Please refer to the portfolio section for more details.
Lennon, N. (2008) "Just for laughs: the construction of non-verbal humour", in G. Watson (ed.), The State of Stylistics, Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 395–412
Lennon, N. (2008) "Book Review of Siobhan Chapman, Thinking about Language: Theories of English and Lesley Jeffries, Discovering Language: The Structure of Modern English", in Language and Literature, Volume 17:2, pp. 170–4
Lennon, N. (2008) "War is over! If you want it: using intertemporal choice theory to monitor change in the political discourse of Northern Ireland", Online Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), available at https://www.pala.ac.uk/uploads/2/5/1/0/25105678/lennon2008.pdf
Lennon, N. (2009) "Book Review of Martin Montgomery, The Discourse of Broadcast News: A Linguistic Approach", in Language and Literature, Volume 18:1, pp. 88–92
Lennon, N. (2009) "The Art of Visual Disambiguation in Press Photography", Online Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), available at https://www.pala.ac.uk/uploads/2/5/1/0/25105678/lennon2009.pdf
Lennon, N. (2009) Towards a Game Theoretic Critical Linguistics (Unpublished PhD thesis, Queen's University Belfast), available to consult at the QUB McClay Library, Belfast
"Nicola's input has proved invaluable to the book's development and her sense of pedagogical organization has often made for a stark contrast with the rather more bumbling efforts of the book's two authors."