Weight of the Word is owned and operated by Gina Guilinger. Gina is a member of the American Society for Indexing and currently serves on the ASI Board of Directors and is Chair of the ASI Membership Committee. She is a member of the Rocky Mountain Area Chapter of ASI, where she served on the Executive Board as Vice Chair and Chair from 2012-2016. Gina is also a member of The Indexing Society of Canada and Editorial Freelancers Association. Gina is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Indexing Theory and Application course. She received her BA in Law, Societies, and Justice from the University of Washington.
Gina's background includes 15 years experience in independent bookstores in Seattle and Denver; 9 years in various positions with UPS, including Import/Export, Dispatch, and Supervisor; and 20 years as a freelance research and technical assistant for World Industrial Minerals, a mining and minerals consulting firm located in Colorado.
Additionally, Gina worked as a remote contract indexer for Alexander Street, a ProQuest Company, indexing a wide variety of video, print, and archival products from 2013-2020.
Gina participated in the 1940 US Census Community Project as a volunteer indexer and was a former member of the Shrine of St. Anne Directory Team.