Recent Projects


Music’s Monisms: Disarticulating Modernism Daniel Albright, University of Chicago Press

“Thank you so much! This is golden! And every cell in my body
that was ever a researcher thrills to your index!
Marta S. Rivera Monclova, Ph.D.

Charles-Simon Catel’s Treatise on Harmony and the Disciplining of Harmony at the Early Paris Conservatory Michael Masci, Rowman & Littlefield.

Cheese War: Conflict and Courage in Tillamook County, Oregon Margaret Milne and Linda Kirk, Oregon State University Press.

Dreamers of the American Dream Stewart H. Holbrook, Epicenter Press.

Northwest Epic: The Building of the Alaskan Highway Heath Twichell, Epicenter Press.

Hesed – Feminist Ethics in Jewish Tradition Susan Schept.

Oregon Loves New York Sally Ruth Bourrie, Herbert & Joy Press.

Metamorphosis of an Awakened Heart: With Teachings from Mother Ayahuasca Cathy Rosewell Jonas, Free Heart Press.

Codesign: A New Framework for Landscape Architecture in Informal Settlements Adam DeHeer, University of Oregon.

Other Harmony: beyond tonal and atonal Tom Johnson, Editions 75
Unpublished, peer-reviewed index.

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Daniel Heila as an indexer. His innate indexing abilities are obvious from the first glance at his indexes.”
Kari Kells, Index West

No Work Garden Book Ruth Stout, Rodale Press
Unpublished, peer-reviewed index.

Advanced Organic Gardening Anna Carr, Rodale Press
Unpublished, peer-reviewed index.

“His attention to detail and indexing best practices, his conscientious
work ethic, and his noteworthy problem-solving skills
will help any job result in a successful outcome.”
Sam Arnold-Boyd, Cascade Indexing


For Footnote Editorial:

  • What Makes a Man Jamey Baumgardt. Line editing of an LGBTQ+ novel.
  • Diamond Child Anne Elizabeth Miller. Line editing of a memoir.
  • The Last Place on Earth Avery Schuster. Line editing of a YA speculative novel.
  • My Subconsciously Feminist Father Yashika Singla, Aleph Book Company. Line editing of a feminist memoir.

The Essential Skills of Wilderness Survival: A Guide to Shelter, Water, Fire, Food, Navigation, and Survival Kits Jason Knight, Alderleaf Press. Copyediting of an outdoor skills manual.

Dying Rose Laura Winter. Line editing and copyediting of a German romance novel (English translation).

Turkic Stela Katrina Swendseid-Ang. Copyediting of an archeological/anthropological academic text on Turkic memorial stones.

“I retained Daniel as an editor for my academic book project. The material
brought forward pressures of content and time that not every editor
would be able to address well…Our intense textual work continued for
over two months, and I had no reason to regret my choice.”
Katrina Swendseid-Ang

Broken, Too Joseph Cowles. Line editing and copyediting of a memoir.

Broken Joseph Cowles. Line editing and copyediting of a memoir.

“I hired Daniel’s service to edit a project that is very close to me. His expertise, responsiveness, feedback, and professionalism made my experience very positive. His rates were very reasonable as well. I plan on hiring Daniel for my next project.”
Joseph Cowles

Man from the Place of Clay Ric Leonetti. Line editing and copyediting of a spiritual road-trip novel.

The Whiteaker Bounce Bernard Yandel. Copyediting of a mystery novel.

“I recently engaged Daniel to copyedit my manuscript, The Whiteaker Bounce…I found Daniel to be thorough and professional throughout all stages of the project from complete copyediting of the manuscript to assistance with conversion of the document to the final successful upload for both e-book and print versions…As we worked together, he made himself freely available to me for question and answer sessions.”
Bernard Yandel



For Key Words the quarterly journal of the American Society for Indexing
“Plot It Out: Re-indexing the Much-Changed Edition” 2023 no. 1
“Shortcuts to Productivity” 2022 no. 3

For Oregon Arts Watch:
Eugene Symphony: earning attention
Jennifer Higdon: updating classical music
Jazz Station: musical hub
Aallotar Review
Väsen Preview: Swedish spirit

“In his very first stories for Oregon Arts Watch, Daniel Heila delivered: on time, on target for word count, and with well-written, appropriately contextualized stories that required almost no editing and told our readers what they needed to know about performances that they otherwise might have overlooked.”
Brett Campbell, Editor, Oregon Artswatch

For more articles at Oregon Arts Watch, search on Daniel Heila.