I'm Matthew, a back-of-the-book indexer for scholarly texts across the humanities.
My expertise includes critical theory, film/video studies, musicology, visual culture, queer thought, and theology.
With a background in user experience and media arts, my goal is always to create detailed indexes that are at once useful and beautiful.
You can reach me at matthew@matthewmaclellan.com.
“I highly recommend Matthew MacLellan’s indexing services. He was in touch with me exactly the right amount to make sure we were on the same page throughout the process. In the end, it was amazing to see my book mapped out in the index that he produced, because it reflected back to me, from a reader’s point of view, a picture of what I intended to be there. Matthew takes great care to reproduce the unique arguments of the book and is tremendously sensitive to the nuance of disciplinary terms of art. Without a doubt, I felt the full discussion of the topics had been captured in the index, and it was wonderful to feel totally confident with my manuscript in his hands.”
— Sharday Mosurinjohn, Assistant Professor at Queen's University and author of The Spiritual Significance of Overload Boredom (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022).
“Matthew did a superlative job with my index. His thoroughness and attention to detail made me look at my book in a new light. He was a joy to work with.”
— Samuel Clowes Huneke, Assistant Professor at George Mason University and author of States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany (University of Toronto Press, 2022).
“Matthew was easy to work with, responsive to my emails, and to my ideas and wishes. I would definitely be interested in working with him again on a future project.”
— Adele Reinhartz, Professor at the University of Ottawa and author of Bible and Cinema: An Introduction (Routledge, 2022).
Selected Work
Ben-Johanan, Karma. Jacob's Younger Brother: Christian-Jewish Relations after Vatican II. Harvard University Press, 2022.

Camlot, Jason, Martha Langford, and Linda M. Morra. Collection Thinking: Within and Without Libraries, Archives and Museums. Routledge, 2022 (forthcoming).

Cottrill, Amy. Uncovering Violence: Reading Biblical Narratives as an Ethical Project. Westminster John Knox Press, 2021.

Dauber, Jonathan V. Secrecy and Esoteric Writing in Kabbalistic Literature. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2022 (forthcoming).

Doney, Skye. The Persistence of the Sacred: German Catholic Pilgrimage, 1832–1937. University of Toronto Press, 2022 (forthcoming).

Huneke, Samuel Clowes. States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany. University of Toronto Press, 2022.

Kehoe, S. Karly. Empire and Emancipation: Scottish and Irish Catholics at the Atlantic Fringe, 1780-1850. University of Toronto Press, 2022.

Malleck, Dan and Cheryl Krasnick Walsh. Pleasure and Panic: New Essays on the History of Alcohol and Drugs. University of British Columbia Press, 2022.

Marks, Laura U. Hanan Al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image. MIT Press, 2015. (in collaboration with author).

McKenna, Peter (ed.). Harper’s World: The Politicization of Canadian Foreign Policy, 2006-2015. University of Toronto Press, 2022.

Mosurinjohn, Sharday C. The Spiritual Significance of Overload Boredom. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022 (forthcoming).

Reinhartz, Adele. Bible and Cinema: An Introduction (2nd edition). Routledge, 2022 (film and subject index only).

Sas, Miryam. Feeling Media: Potentiality and the Afterlife of Art. Duke University Press, 2022 (forthcoming).

Sendra Ferrer, Olga. Barcelona, City of Margins. University of Toronto Press, 2022.

Stein, Sebastian, and Joshua Wretzel. Hegel's Encyclopedic System. Routledge, 2021.