About Sam Arnold-Boyd

Sam Arnold-Boyd,  whose indexing business is named Cascade Indexing, is active in the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Society for Indexers. She is a former teacher and school librarian. She completed the University of California Berkeley's online extension course in indexing as a student of Fred Leise, and also completed Kari Kells' tutorials on indexing.


She won the 2016 Purple Pen Competition with her index for A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies by Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph, published by the University Press of Mississippi.

Sam Arnold-Boyd receives Purple Pen Award

[Sam (l.) receives her award from Enid Zafran (r.)]

Sam says this about her indexing career to date:

I dreamed of opening an indexing business since taking an indexing course as part of my work for an MLS from Emporia State University. I first needed to finish a varied career as a teacher and school librarian, which I did in 2015. I then completed the University of California Berkeley Indexing: Theory and Application course with Fred Leise as my instructor and Kari Kells’ tutorials. In addition to the MLS, I have a BA in Linguistics and a MS in Interdisciplinary Studies: Teaching, both from the University of Oregon in Eugene.


For more information, see : Cascade Indexing.