Working with a professional indexer is one of the best ways to ensure readers can navigate and use your book well. When your indexer sends you that first draft, it can be thrilling to see for the first time how readers conceptualize your text. But what are you supposed to actually do with that document? How can you evaluate the quality of the index and what does your indexer need from you at this point?
Over on the Ideas on Fire blog, I have a new article on what to look for in an index draft and how to address any changes you may want your indexer to make.