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sheila ryanRyan Indexing is located in Portland, Oregon. I grew up in the Midwest, literally across the street from Lake Michigan. My lifelong interest in science and the environment was sparked as a child, when I learned that we should not eat too many fish from the Lake because of PCB contamination. I wanted to know why this had happened and what I could do about it.

I moved to the West Coast for college and earned a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography, followed by a Masters in Environmental Science and Management. I have worked for state government as a regulatory analyst, reviewed environmental impacts at a consulting firm, and performed water quality tests at a marine lab.

My science education and work experience trained me to write clear, concise text, which is also key to writing indexes that are the most helpful to readers. I enjoy the creative process of building an index and watching its structure form as I add key concepts and create cross references. Each project is a new challenge and I enjoy working with authors and editors to help them realize their project vision.

Thanks for taking some time to learn more about Ryan Indexing. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your indexing needs; I look forward to working with you.

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