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Paul Sweum, Indexer | Technical Writer | Editor | Town Planner | Owner of Top Hat Word & Index

Paul R. Sweum, Principal of Top Hat Word & Index

Thanks for stopping by.  When I’m not in the kitchen attempting one of my infamous stir fry experiments, sleeping, or swimming laps, I work as a back-of-book indexer, editor, and technical writer out of the Seattle area.

Actually, the more I think about it….I DO index while swimming laps! See my post from March of 2010, My (Almost) Daily Brain Recharge…but as much as that’s true, I think I’d have trouble convincing Uncle Sam of the gym membership as a business expense.

Forgive me, I digress.

I’m a Seattle native, but also spent 16 years in Arizona and traveled everywhere in between…so I’m a bit of a nomad of the western U.S. and I try to hit the road or travel abroad whenever I can.

I’m happy to be part of what I call a “solopreneur revolution,” an often overlooked sector of the economy that’s helping with the big rebound from this recent “Economic Thing” (see a post from October 2010) as I like to call it.  While I help authors and publishers sell books with my indexes, that’s not all I do…to find out more, please visit the home page at Top Hat Word & Index.

I perform general technical writing and editing communications, while also providing specialized services for the following industries:

  • TOWN PLANNING….if you’re a planner, consultant or official with government documentation in mind.
  • COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS….governing documents for HOA/ROA Managers and Board Directors.
  • PUBLISHING….including editors, authors and book packagers for writing, editing and indexing services.
  • BUSINESS DOCUMENTATION….I provide services for a variety of clients, ranging from the medical industry to technology, the food service industry, and not-for-profits. I also partner with academic programs on a case-by-case pro bono basis.
A teaser for the look of the new logo for 2016!!!

A teaser for the new logo in 2016!!!

For more information, copies of my resume and additional content may be found on my website About page; highlighting my background in the green industry, geography, history, business & management, urban planning, architecture, the arts, sports & entertainment, travel, and worldwide cultures, to name a few.

Some of my personal interests include music, baseball, travel abroad, folk art, and stained glass.  I also like to write, which goes back to the purpose of this blog!  I hope you find some of the posts here useful and informative.

Again, thanks for stopping by and let me know how I can be of help.

Check it out, it's the Top Hat Indexer's top hat!

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