Peabody Ink.

Peabody Ink. offers services that support the work of authors, publishers, TV/film production companies and cultural bodies in and beyond the UK –

  • Translation (German to English) – literary, cultural, academic texts
  • Editing – editing, copy-editing, proofreading
  • Consultancy – book scouting, reader reviews, TV/film adaptation evaluations

Peabody Ink. is run by Dr. Kat Hall –

  • 25 years of research, writing and editing experience
  • translator (member of The Translators Association)
  • manuscript editor for the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book
  • editor of Der Krimi: Crime Fiction in German (University of Wales Press, 2016)
  • judge for the Petrona Award (Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year)
  • runs the international crime fiction blog Mrs. Peabody Investigates
  • 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 –

  • translation of five chapters for an academic volume on German crime fiction
  • translation of German book catalogues for the London Book Fair
  • translation and copy-editing of articles for a new publishing magazine
  • sample translations of German novels for diverse German publishers
  • comparative edit of the English translation of a German thriller
  • editing articles for an academic journal
  • reader reports for German publishers and cultural institutes
  • moderating panels on German crime fiction

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