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About the company...

Contact us...

The Penny Farthing Commuter

Gov't & biz documentation

Topics of experience...

Indexing services...

Technical writing...

Editing services...

Testimonials & associations

Styles...with style!

Why use an indexer?

Dexter's Corner & Top Hat TV

Payment options

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Paul Sweum, President, Pacific Northwest chapter

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Northwest Independent Editor's Guild

Link to GTU, the International Geographic Honor Society.

International Geographic Honor Society, Arizona State University

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Link to the Association of American Geographers

Biznik - Business Networking

Sharply dressed documents

Indexing | Technical Writing | Editing
Quality | Timely | On Budget | USDA approved
Government & Business | Publishers | Biz Blog

Alternative top hat.What's the latest?

Paul is the Past-President and member of the Board of Directors for the Pacific Northwest chapter of the American Society for Indexing (PNW-ASI) in 2014.

For town planners, businesses, and government officials looking to improve usability in their document content -- and curious on how to work with a usability specialist -- join the discussion at our biz blog The Penny Farthing Commuter and see the section "Q&A for acquiring usability for your gov't & business documentation" under the Gov't & Biz page of the site.

The Client Form for Index Styles and Specifications streamlines the indexing process to make project coordination easy for clients. The form may be used with an indexing tutorial at the 'Styles...with Style!' page.

Paul will be presenting his workshop "Your 21st Century Marketing Strategy" at ASI's Southeast chapter meeting on Fri. Jan. 17 in Jacksonville, FL. This is the updated version of the informative marketing workshop Paul put on at ASI's national annual conference in San Antonio last April, and again in Denver this October. The details of the ASI-SEC meeting Jan. 17-18 are available here....sign up now!

Paul conducted an interview with author Laura Munson in the fall of 2010, captured in a post from The Penny Farthing Commuter, the company blog. Search the blog for a variety of posts ranging from technology to industry events.

Some of Paul's other published articles:

Paul has been the editor of Indexers Ink, the newsletter for the Pacific Northwest chapter of ASI since 2009, and authors articles in each edition. The chapter launched its own blog in the last year as well!

Alternative top hat.Resumes & media kits

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