“And our indexer, Kari Bero*, seems to inhale the soul of a book and magically exhale an extensive index.” Marianne Moon wrote this in the “Acknowledgments” sections of the At A Glance series for Microsoft Press in 1997. I’m proud to say that these books went on to win awards!

* I indexed under the name Kari Bero from 1994-1998.

Distinguished Award in Design

The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is an international organization of technical communicators coming together to foster quality in print and online technical publications. In 1997, Marianne Moon and Jerry Joyce’s books for Microsoft Press won STC’s highest award: the Distinguished Award in Design.

Merit Award in Software User Guides

In 1997, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 At a Glance also by Marianne Moon and Jerry Joyce, won STC’s Merit Award in Software User Guides.

PNW/ASI Volunteer Recognition

I received a plaque from the Volunteer Recognition Committee of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Indexers for my work as the coordinator of several committees during 1999-2000.

PNW/ASI Volunteer Recognition

For 8 consecutive years, I received Volunteer Recognition Awards from the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Indexers for my work with the chapter.

Who’s Who of American Women

I am included in the 21st Edition of Who’s Who of American Women.

Truly Useful Site Award

In December 2000, my web site received the Truly Useful Site Award from Preditors & Editors. They choose sites that “have proven not only useful or entertaining. They have also set a standard for other sites to aim for.”