Katrina Lehman (Penguin Random House)

Katrina Lehman Square

Katrina Lehman is currently a Senior Editor for Penguin Books and a lecturer of Professional Editing at Diploma level at CAE (Council of Adult Education), Melbourne. 

She has had over 13 years’ experience working in the UK and Australia as an editor, journalist, reviewer and copywriter across a diverse range of genres – adult and children’s fiction, magazines, cookbooks and coffee-table books, travel literature, online websites, blogs and corporate brochures.

Her husband (a graphic designer) and Katrina also run a boutique Melbourne-based design and editing agency – ‘The Words & Pictures Company'. Their publishing services range from manuscript assessment, structural editing, copyediting and copywriting to designing and printing. Their portfolio includes narrative fiction and full-colour pictorials/picture books, corporate interactive newsletters and advertising campaigns.

Specialties: Katrina’s professional interests include literary and popular fiction, children’s fiction, pictorials, cooking and gardening, interior design and travel narrative.

Katrina will be looking at: 
All aspects of children’s literature including picture books, illustration portfolios, middle grade and Young Adult in her 2018 one on one assessments.

Katrina is the Final Judge on the following:


All categories


Category 4 - Chapter Book -Younger primary aged children

Category 5 - Chapter Book - Older aged children (Middle Grade)

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