I am available for manuscript/book project evaluation, design and concept consultation, developmental editing, and contributing to the writing and translating of selected manuscripts. Since 2011, I direct and manage the small press and publishing atelier, K. Verlag, in Berlin. So far, we’ve produced more than 30 publications in various formats, including several that received design awards. In May 2020, K. Verlag was also named a recipient of the prestigious Deutscher Verlagspreis (German Publishing Prize), which is awarded annually to honor outstanding independent publishers by the Federal Ministry of Culture. In addition to my experience of running K., I have also worked as an freelance editor and translator for art institutions, magazines, publishers, universities, and individuals in Germany and abroad. This includes editorial positions at Merve Verlag (2008–11) and the digital culture festival, transmediale (2009–12), as well as being the Associate Editor of Publications for the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2014).
I work mainly on German and English language publications. Current and previous clients include: Bergen Assembly, Norway; Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Documenta 14, Kassel; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Kulturamt Berlin-Neukölln; Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Kunstverein Hamburger Bahnhof, Hamburg; KW – Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Ludwig Forum, Aachen; Merve Verlag, Berlin; Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main; NGbK, Berlin; segeband.pr, Berlin; Sleek Magazine, Berlin; transmediale, Berlin; ZAK Group, London; Frieze d/e, Berlin.
I love working as a translator and do German to English and English to German for essays, interviews, film and video art subtitles, and scholarly articles—and have so far also translated three full books—by authors including Vinit Agarwal, Marwa Arsanios, Eugen Blume, Edna Bonhomme, Chuck Close, Chto Delat, Kodwo Eshun, Mark Fisher, Raphael Fonseca, Natasha Ginwala, Stefan Heidenreich, Thomas Hirschhorn, Gabriele Knapstein, Andre Lepecki, Armin Linke, Resa Negarestani, John Palmesino, Chris Pinney, Nina Power, Paul B. Preciado, Yvonne Rainer, Mark von Schlegell, Anna Schneider, Peter Sloterdijk, Marcus Steinweg, Kerstin Stakemeier, Charles Stankievech, Yoko Tawada, Anna Tsing, Fred Turner, Etienne Turpin, Philip Ursprung, and Karen van den Berg, among others.
If you have a publication project—whether online or as printed matter—and are looking for a conceptual consultant, art director, managing editor, copy-editor, proofreader, or translator, please do not hesitate to contact me at mail[at]annasophiespringer[dot]net for an estimate.