My name is Shannon Marie Turner Li, and I am the sole proprietor of Li Indexing. Like most indexers, I am enthusiastic about books, and they have long fueled my passion for learning. In that spirit, I pursued advanced study of history and earned a PhD from Ohio State University, focusing on medieval monasticism, exegesis, and manuscripts. Over the course of my graduate studies, I determined that academia wasn't the right fit for me. Hoping to find a career that would still foster my intellectual curiosity, I stumbled across the wonderful world of indexing. I completed the Indexing Theory and Application course through UC Berkeley and began this journey as a freelance indexer.

I live in Boston, MA, and in my spare time I enjoy reading (of course), cooking, yoga, hiking, and playing tabletop and video games - all in the company of my husband Jimmy and our two dogs Yoshi and Teddy.

Brief Resume

2018 Purple Pen Competition winner - Institute of Certified Indexers

Graduate of UC Berkeley Indexing Course

PhD, History  - The Ohio State University

MA, History  - The Ohio State University

BA, History - Wisconsin Lutheran College

Subject Specialties


Medieval Studies


Theology and Spirituality

Manuscript Studies

Literary Criticism


Women's Studies

Language Specialties