Abbie Rutherford

Abbie Rutherford – Editor

Experienced copyeditor and proofreader of commercial fiction, specialising in psychological thrillers and crime fiction.

Overview

I'm a Chartered Insititute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and Publishing Training Centre (PTC) qualified and experienced copyeditor and proofreader.


As a professional member of the CIEP, I have completed over 500 hours of copyediting and proofreading, completed high-quality training beyond the introductory level copyediting and proofreading courses, and have evidenced my competence with a satisfactory reference from a client.


I specialise in commercial fiction, particularly psychological suspense and crime fiction - the darker the antagonist, the happier I am! Clients include Bloodhound Books, Datura Books, Duckworth Books, Hobeck Books and Palazzo Editions.


I have also advised Bloodhound Books on which submissions they should publish, and commissioned and copyedited the Kindle bestseller The Replacement by Jacqueline Ward.


I recently covered the maternity leave of Bloodhound Books' Editorial and Production Manager. In this role, I managed the editorial process and typeset the books, getting them ready for publication.


I believe that editing is a collaborative process and my approach is down-to-earth, kind, and I am ever mindful of retaining the author's voice while ensuring clarity of message.

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Mystery & Crime Psychological Thriller
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Master's degree in English Studies (Distinction)
  • Copyediting 2: Headway. Grade: Merit (CIEP assessed course)
  • Copyedting 1: Introduction (CIEP course)
  • Essential Proofreading (PTC assessed course)
  • Introduction to Fiction Editing (CIEP course)
  • Word for Practical Editing (CIEP course)
  • Developmental Editing: Fiction Theory (Liminal Pages course)
  • Developmental Editing: In Practice (Liminal Pages course)
  • Editorial Project Management (CIEP Course)

Work experience

Self-employed

Feb, 2023 — Sep, 2023 (7 months)

Covering maternity leave at Bloodhound books, I ensure the editorial process runs smoothly through to publication day, and create the final ePubs and print files of each book.

Self-employed

Jun, 2021 — Feb, 2023 (over 1 year)

I advised Bloodhound Books on which submissions they should publish. Books I have commissioned include The Storytellers by Caron McKinlay, Ripple Effect by NA Cooper and The Replacement by Jacqueline Ward.

Self-employed

Jan, 2020 — Present

I offer copyediting, proofreading, and editorial assessments to publishers and authors.

Portfolio

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Silent as the Snow

Pattullo, Emily

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Human Assets

Walters, Alex

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The Glass Box

Hill, Karl

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The Deception

Jackson, Gillian

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Girl in Bed Three

Sheridan, Sarah

Chains

Richter, Jon

Girl in Bed Three

Sheridan, Sarah

The Deception

Jackson, Gillian

Here Lies Alice

Baker, J.A.

Her Private War

Laws, David

Keep Her Safe

Faulkner, Jen

Abberton House

Ioanna, Debbie

Abbie has 7 reviews

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Rebecca N.

Rebecca N.

Dec, 2023

Hired as a proof reader, I believe she did a thorough job and returned my document in a highly readable format.
Emily P.

Emily P.

Dec, 2023

Very responsive and helpful. Completed job quickly and efficiently. Would use again for future proofing work. Thank you Abbie.
Abbie R.
Thanks, Emily. I enjoyed working with you.
Gina C.

Gina C.

Nov, 2023

Abbie is an excellent proof reader. This is the second time I’ve used her and I continue to be extremely impressed. The manuscript had been seen by me and two other editors and she was still able to find typos and other things, so I was very happy she had cast her eyes over the work.
Abbie R.
Thank you so much, Gina, for the lovely review. I'm delighted you have been happy with my work, and it's been a pleasure working with you.
Lisa H.

Lisa H.

Nov, 2023

I highly recommend working with Abbie for both copy editing and proofreading. Her input substantially helped me improve the quality of my manuscript. Abbie was very professional and pleasant to work with and I hope to work with her again on future projects!
Abbie R.
Thank you for the lovely review, Lisa. It was an absolute pleasure working with you.
Gari B.

Gari B.

Jun, 2023

Abbie is a slick editor. Her professionalism and attention to detail impressed me from the beginning. She has a very clever ability to propose without being didactic, something I found charming and very much appreciated. I have no hesitation in recommending this erudite young lady and look forward to collaborating with her on future projects.
Abbie R.
Thank you for the lovely review. I really enjoyed working with you and hope we can collaborate on more projects in the future.

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