Heather Hedden, principal of Hedden Information Management, is an information professional with over eight year's experience in controlled vocabulary management and thesaurus development at the Gale Group. Previously she worked as a periodical database indexer with Gale's predecessor, Information Access Company. As senior vocabulary editor at Gale, she also developed taxonomies for web search interfaces.
Heather also has a background in writing and editing, including reference book essays, abstracts, technical documentation, and magazine and newspaper articles. More recently she has developed skills in web site design, both in writing HTML and CSS code and using HTML editors, such as Dreamweaver. In January 2005 she restarted the previously inactive Web Indexing Special Interest Group of the American Society of Indexers.