Holly Rutter

Editorial Assistant

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom


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  • Copywriting
  • Account Management
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Creativity
  • Time Management Multi-tasking
  • Proofreading and Copy Editing
  • Invoices
  • Inventory Management

Work history


Editorial Assistant

Palgrave, Macmillan Education

Sep 2014
  • • Account management - I manage the relationship between Palgrave and the authors • I Project manage all stages of the publishing process for the books in my subject area: o Liaise with authors to refine manuscripts o Work alongside Editors to approve manuscripts for production o Brief the cover, text and website design o Proofread manuscripts o Write copy for the back cover of each book o Build the companion websites for each book and write content o Write each book’s initial ‘go-to-market’ strategy o Source endorsements from key academics for each book • Business development: seek new projects and identify potential leads • Manage stock levels of 200-400 books and order reprints • Code invoices, organise author advances and approve contracts • Project manage all Palgrave Custom Publications • Ensure permissions are in place for every publication • Film and edit interviews with key figures to be featured on our website • Prepare material for the bi-annual sales conferences


Emergency Call Taker

South Central Ambulance Service

Aug 2009 - May 2014
  • Duties & Skills • Answered the 999 emergency calls and dispatched services where required • Provided comfort and support to emotional people in highly stressful situations • Quickly analysed each situation to assess whether (and if so, which) emergency help was needed • Had to retain a significant amount of medical knowledge and apply this to each individual call • Had to multitask under extreme pressure and remain calm in a crisis • Trained in AMPDS, Pathways, iCad, iDispatcher • Fully First Aid trained Key Achievements • Qualified mentor to train new call takers • Had a consistently excellent record of call audits • One of the first call takers in the whole of Hampshire to be trained in the brand new triage system


Audit Assistant

Mazars Accountants

May 2011 - Sep 2011
  • Duties • Audited the financial Annual Returns of parishes and villages throughout England and Wales • Independently liaised with treasurers to correct inaccuracies on the Returns • Reviewed projects over £50,000 Key Achievements • I won a prize for the neatest handwriting



First Year Modules: Beginnings (english Literature Before 1800), Approaches to Criticism, The Novel,

University of Exeter

Aug 2010 - May 2013
  • English Literature BA (Hons) 2:1