Translation & editing services

Kat HallPeabody Ink is run by Dr Kat Hall. Kat offers services to writers, academics, journals, publishers, TV production companies, and cultural bodies in and beyond the UK –

  • Translation (GER>ENG) – crime fiction, literature, culture, publishing, academia
  • Editing, copy-editing, proofreading
  • Consultancy – reader reviews, TV/film


Kat’s expertise and experience –

  • German to English translator (Translators Association member)
  • 25 years of editing / copy-editing academic and cultural texts
  • manuscript editor for Leo Baeck Institute Year Book
  • translating and editing crime fiction
  • editor of Crime Fiction in German
  • crime fiction reviewer
  • Honorary Research Associate in Modern Languages, Swansea University

Kat has worked with and advised – 

  • BBC Radio Four
  • BBC Wales
  • BBC World Service
  • Brown University
  • CrimeFest
  • De Gruyter Verlag
  • Euston Films
  • Fischer Verlag
  • Frankfurt Book Fair
  • Goethe-Institut London
  • Index on Censorship
  • Kiepenheuer & Witsch
  • Leo Baeck Institute Year Book
  • Marcel Hartges Literatur- und Filmagentur
  • Mystery Tribune
  • Newcastle Noir
  • New Books in German
  • Orenda Books
  • Peter Lang Publishing
  • Piper Verlag
  • Swansea University
  • University of Wales Press
  • Working Title TV

Recent projects – 

  • translations of literary samples for various German publishers
  • translations of pieces by Esther Dischereit, Nino Haratischwili, Terézia Mora, Ferdinand von Schirach, Saša Stanišić
  • translations for the Frankfurt Magazine (Frankfurt Book Fair)
  • comparative edit of German thriller in English translation (KiWi Verlag)
  • translations of chapters for Kniesche (ed.), Contemporary German Crime Fiction
  • translations of Frankfurt Book Fair press releases
  • translations of German publisher catalogues for London Book Fair
  • editing work for academic journals
  • reader reports for publishers and New Books in German

Please get in touch via the contact page for further information and rates.