Translation & editing services

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

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


Kat’s expertise and experience –

  • German to English translator
  • member of The Society of Authors and The Translators Association
  • 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 and crime fiction reviewer
  • BA in English and German (first-class hons), Southampton University
  • PhD in German studies, Southampton University
  • Honorary Research Associate in Modern Languages, Swansea University

Kat’s clients include – 

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

Currently translating –

Strafe_Ferdinand von Schirach

Recent projects – 

  • translations of literary samples for 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.