Tordis has been indexing for 30 years, beginning in-house in 1988 with Indexing Specialists in the UK and then at The Listener in Auckland which she indexed along with several TV magazines as well as working as the Picture Editor for three magazines.
In 1997 she began freelancing in back-of-the-book and journal indexing and from 2008 began offering her proofreading and copy-editing skills as well. She is a native German speaker and occasionally is also called upon to do German to English translation work.
In 2004 she won the ANZSI Medal for her index to the biography of painter Toss Woollaston.
Accredited Indexer, Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers since 2004
Member of Aotearoa/New Zealand Group, ANZSI since 2015
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), Victoria University, Wellington, 1985-1987
Trained as Indexer at Indexing Specialists, United Kingdom, 1988-1989
Creative Writing modules, Whitireia Polytechnic, Wellington, 2006-2008
Newspaper/Magazine Indexing, ANZSI, 2006
Embedded Indexing, ANZSI, 2011
SKYIndex workshop, ANZSI, 2011
Web Indexing and Matadata, Indexing Today forum, ANZSI, 2012
Winner of the ANZSI Indexing Medal for 2004 for the biography of Toss Woollaston: A life in letters (ed. Jill Trevelyan, Te Papa Press)
ANZSI – 2004 medal winner
ANZSI – Indexers Available