Cephalopod Editing: An upcoming editorial service for SFF/horror manuscripts launching June 2016

Untitled Flaschka Project–detailed manuscript evaluation

Freelance Editing: Evaluating and performing developmental and line editing for fiction and non-fiction manuscripts.

Untitled Herzog Project–developmental edit

Untitled McClelland Project–developmental edit

“Kate Lechler is a savvy contemporary reader, who understands genres, follows a novel’s plotlines through hundreds of pages with an unerring fidelity to its arc, assesses keenly character development from first description through growth and maturity, and understands what’s missing from the narrative. Kate is personable and communicates effectively with authors, suggesting what to do to move the manuscript closer to the author’s goal with comments are clear and to the point. I have worked with a number of professional editors and Kate is tops, nonpareil.” –Ben McClelland, UM Professor of English

Katrina, Mississippi: Voices from Ground Zero, by NancyKay Wessman (pub. Nautilus 2015)developmental edit

“No one had edited my work for many years until Kate Lechler touched my manuscript for Katrina, Mississippi: Voices from Ground Zero. What to expect? I had wondered. She came with calm presence, excellent credentials, and, generally, a light touch along with some good suggestions. I am grateful.”

A Street in a Town, by Carole Shelby Carnes (pub. Triton 2014)–line edit

Old Money, Old Secrets, by Kyle Cornelius (pub. Nautilus 2014)–developmental edit

“Kate is a wonderfully whimsical whirlwind of literary dynamism. An astute barometer of the English language, her editing skills are flagrantly fantastic.”

Untitled Sinha Project–developmental edit