A hundred objective measurements
Lois McMaster Bujold
In this chapter, we present our approaches to considering the audience as we wrote our indexes. Both of us thought about potential readers and made choices about entries based on our perceptions of that audience.
Kari decided that a specific type of audience would be reading this book and she built her index around their perceived needs. She began this process by defining her primary readers and then creating entries based on that group.
Sherry decided that the type of audience didn't matter and she built her index around the author's presentation.
In our chapter closing, we show you how both indexes work for readers.