Fiction editors. 

Ruston Hutton is a boutique editing service. Whether you’re self-publishing, submitting to an agent or testing established skills in a new genre, our goal is to ensure that your readers are satisfied with a good story well told.

With over twenty years experience working in the publishing industry, we understand how much time and energy goes into a manuscript and endeavour to give that same care and attention back. Our feedback is comprehensive, objective and sensitive at all times - challenging an author to explore their creativity and spark their imagination.

‘Ruston Hutton are inspiring, imaginative and in demand!’ Kimberley Young, Publisher, HarperFiction



Structural Edit

Is your manuscript ready to go? We’ll provide a detailed revision letter or annotated manuscript to make your story shine. Includes commercial positioning and agent submission advice.

Prices from £600


Line Edit

Happy with your manuscript but want to ensure it's polished to perfection? A thorough line-edit will edit and trim for pace, sense and readability. Includes commercial positioning and agent submission advice.

Prices from £600


Three Chapters & Synopsis

Why not send us an outline of your story and the first three chapters to make sure you are on the right track? We'll send you revisions notes, including commercial positioning and agent submission advice.

Prices from £300


Tailor-Made Services

Considering a new direction? We can discuss genre and commercial repositioning. Perhaps you're stuck and want a career strategy plan. We are also experienced in book packaging and IP projects. 

Price on request


Between them Jenny Hutton and Emily Ruston have over twenty years’ experience in the publishing industry. They have edited numerous Amazon and Sunday Times bestsellers. They work with nearly all the major publishing houses, digital start-ups, bestselling self-published authors and writers looking to break into the industry. They are commissioned for IP projects, book doctoring and book packaging. Their broad editorial experience encompasses women’s fiction, bookclub, historical, crime/thriller, romance & erotica, and young adult. 

Jenny Hutton

Emily Ruston


'After working with Jenny & Emily for many years I’ve come to the conclusion that they're pretty close to perfect.' Kimberley Young, Publisher, HarperFiction

'Emily is the kind of editor authors dream of!' Sandra Marton, USA Today bestselling author

'They bring out the best in any book, and any author - work with them and be inspired!’ Sally Williamson, Senior Commissioning Editor, Transworld

'Emily & Jenny are simply awesome.’ Oliver Rhodes, Founder of Bookouture

'Jenny & Emily are the best of the best. When it comes to transforming books from ok to amazing there is no one better. The authors who work with them adore them.' Charlotte Ledger, Editorial Director, One More Chapter 

'Their creative editorial insight and advice is always spot on.’ Emma Beswetherick, Associate Publisher, Piatkus Fiction

'Jenny is a highly skilled editor and can literally turn a manuscript into a gem.' Madeleine Milburn, Founder of The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency.

'Emily's feedback is invaluable. She's extremely professional and thorough, as well as very easy to work with.' Sue Fortin, Amazon #1 Bestselling author

'Jenny is a first-class editor: insightful, thoughtful & incredibly efficient.' Catherine Burke, Dep. MD Little, Brown



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