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I create back-of-the-book indexes for scholarly monographs and edited collections. In addition, I review and edit academic manuscripts for publishers as well as for authors, from journal articles and proposals to book-length projects. I also provide DE&I content reviews and proofreading services.

Contact me at at any point in the publishing process.

My name is Morgan Genevieve Blue (she/her), and I launched BLUE Indexing & Editorial Services from my home in Indiana in 2018. I offer indexing, proofreading, and developmental editing services and have worked as a freelance diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEI&J) content reviewer for higher education publishing since 2020.

I specialize in alphabetical back-of-the-book indexes for academic texts in the humanities, with clients working primarily in the fields of media studies, gender studies, childhood studies, and cultural studies.

My work includes building indexes for the texts displayed on this site, among many others. Since 2019, I also have had the pleasure of indexing a variety of scholarly social justice titles for Ideas on Fire. These experiences, along with training from the American Society for Indexing have given me the tools to accurately and comprehensively locate, expand upon, and cross-reference the terms readers will find most useful.

As a developmental editor and proofreader, I also assist academic authors as they revise manuscripts, prepare book proposals, and finalize dissertations.

About Me

I earned a Ph.D. in media studies and a graduate portfolio in women’s and gender studies at The University of Texas at Austin. I am the author of Girlhood on Disney Channel: Branding, Celebrity, and Femininity (Routledge 2017) and co-editor of Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations of Girls’ Media Culture, Vol.2 (Peter Lang 2018). My research has been published in Feminist Media Studies, Film, Fashion & Consumption, Red Feather JournalJournal of Children and Media, and Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music. My latest scholarship will be included in the forthcoming collections, The Television Genre Book, 4th edition (BFI 2023) and The Oxford Handbook of the Disney Musical (Oxford 2024).

I acknowledge that I live and work on the traditional land of the Kaskaskia, Myaamia, and Kiikaapoi Peoples. I honor this land and those who have stewarded it throughout the generations.