Brown brings over ten years of technical communication
with high-technology firms specializing in software and
He also brings expertise in information systems, strategic
planning, and market research. He is coauthor of Index It Right!: Advice from the
Experts (vol. 1).
Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers Web
Index Award for
Block web index.
in indexing through a workshop offered by the local chapter of the
for Technical Communication (STC) on "Indexing Technical Documents." He
was struck by how challenging it is to write an effective
course from the USDA Graduate School in Washington, DC. This course is
considered the standard for anyone entering the indexing profession.
written indexes for
computer firms and government agencies, including:
Fred has also
on indexing to the
- DY 4
- O'Reilly Media
- American Society of Indexers (ASI)
- Indexing Society of Canada (ISC)
- MITWA (Mentors, Indexers, Technical Writers & Associates)
- Society for Technical
for DOCumentation (SIGDOC), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
an Honours B.A. in
and a General B.A. in Geography from the University of Western Ontario.
Allegro Technical Indexing
Brown started Allegro
Technical Indexing in April, 2000 after doing contract work
communications since 1992. Over this period, he developed a specialty
in indexing and information access strategies for
technical documentation. Allegro also designs
web indexes, site maps, taxonomies, metadata and topic maps.
As a speaker and trainer, Fred
sees the opportunity to share his
organizations around the globe.
Technical Indexing is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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