About me

After graduating with a Chemistry Degree, I had a successful and varied career in banking. My work gave me experience and knowledge of finance, personnel, HR development and training, business management and corporate social responsibility. The latter enabled me to develop a greater understanding of the voluntary sector and a wider appreciation of the arts.

Since leaving the financial sector I have developed my interest in horticulture through study, practical experience and employment. I have experience working as a charity trustee and as a school governor.

My other interests include all things to do with Dartmoor, the area of Devon in which I live. Although I have not touched a musical instrument since my childhood, I still get pleasure from listening to, and reading about, music. I love cooking, keep chickens, have two cats and two dogs. I am fascinated by the dogs' behaviours and love the time spent training them.

Janice Rayment, Freelance Professional Indexer


I completed the Society of Indexers' training programme in 2011 and was runner up and highly commended for the Betty Moys Prize, awarded annually to promising new indexers.

I was elected to the Executive Board of the Society of Indexers in 2012 and was Professional Development Director for a few months before becoming Finance Director in November 2013. On completion of my six-year term as a Director I was honoured to be presented with The Bernard Levin Award.

Since qualifying as an indexer I have specialised in learning about new indexing techniques and using these to create embedded indexes (in MS Word and Adobe InDesign). I am a tutor on the Embedded Indexing workshop and have written and presented sessions on the use of InDesign and Index Manager software for the Society of Indexers.