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Katrina Lehman
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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 one on one assessments.


  • Agent & Editor sessions are only available to conference attendees.

  • Some editors have withdrawn from the conference due to it being an online-only event.
    If you have booked with one of them we will be in contact with you shortly.

  • You do need to be attending the conference to book an assessment. 

  • You may book your session before booking for the conference however there will be a $25.00 administration charge should you decide to cancel the appointment before assessment bookings closing on 15 May 2020 

  • No refunds will be made if you make an assessment booking but do not book for the Conference and your session will be cancelled.