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Editing, Proofreading & Translation Services

John Crutchfield now offers professional translation (German to English) for scholarly/academic, journalistic, literary (poetry and prose) and technical writing, as well as complete editing and proofreading services. Fees range from $75 to $100 per 1000 words for translations (depending on type and length of text), and $20 to $25 per hour for proofreading and editing (depending on scope of project).

For a free estimate, contact John via the email address listed in the footer of this website and on the “Biography” page.

"John Crutchfield ist ein hervorragender Korrekturleser und Übersetzer vom Deutschen ins Englische. Ich würde ihn jederzeit wieder engagieren und empfehle ihn wärmstens."

Dr. K. Wiegandt

Post-Doctoral Scholar in English Philology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

"In 2010, John Crutchfield provided me with an English translation of Willhelm Friedrich Gotter's Die Geisterinsel from 1797 and later, in 2016, with an English translation of Vincenz Hundhausen's 1926 German translation from the Chinese of Wang Sche-fu's Das Westzimmer. In both instances, Crutchfield's translations were methodically clear and concise while still retaining the poetic flavor of the original text. Furthermore, he produced the translations well before our agreed deadlines. I highly recommend John Crutchfield as a translator from German to English, particularly for literary works."

Dr. Ming Tsao

Composer and Professor of Music Composition, University of Goteburg, Sweden

Recent Events

BERLIN: Ein Gruselkabinett

On Friday, November 22, 2019, students in German 390 at UNCA presented BERLIN: Ein Gruselkabinett, an original German-language theatrical work. The performance took place in the Highsmith Student Union “Grotto” on the UNCA campus and featured Hunter Grigg, Pierce Hall, Jennifer Hanolt, Elena Keller, Jarrod Lanier, Abi Snow and Seth Whitaker. The show, directed by Dr. John Crutchfield and produced by the UNCA Department of Languages and Literatures, offered a collage of student writing, as well as music and dance, relating to the city of Berlin – in history, politics, culture, and the imagination. The show exemplified the aesthetic/performative approach …

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My Crazy My Love: A Domestic Phantasmagoria in Three Acts

In November of 2019, the Sublime Theater & Press presented the world premier of John Crutchfield’s My Crazy My Love: A Domestic Phantasmagoria in Three Acts. The play starred Steve Samuels as “Archibald ‘Bub’ Finkelstein,” patriarch of a dysfunctional family and the worst fiddle-player of all time. Kathy O’Connor played his estranged wife “Julia,” and Olivia Stuller, Lydia Congdon and Emmaleigh Moriniti played their three impossibly dissimilar daughters, “Kristin,” “Karen” and “Kathryn”. The cast was rounded out by Julian Vorus as “Randall Hodges aka The Schlump” and Art Moore as “Scott McDowell aka The Demon Baalzebluglug”. The show featured original …

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Father Abraham

During the month of September, 2019 The Sublime Theater presented Father Abraham, a triptych of new plays about Abraham Lincoln by award-winning playwright David Brendan Hopes. Under the direction of Associate Artistic Director John Crutchfield, an ensemble of local actors and musicians presented The Loves of Mr. Lincoln, Earthly Power, and The Testament of Major Rathbone as a series of “rehearsed readings” at the historic Block off Biltmore in downtown Asheville. The performances took place on three consecutive Saturday evenings in September: 10/07, 10/14 and 10/21. The ensemble cast consisted of Matt Burke, Natasha Charles, Kristi DeVille, Matthew Harper, Kelley …

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The Sublime Theater & Press

Asheville has a new theater company: The Sublime Theater and Press, co-founded by long-time artistic collaborators Steve Samuels and John Crutchfield with the mission of discovering, producing and publishing excellent new theatrical and literary work, as well as neglected masterpieces. The company’s inaugural production was the world premier of Crutchfield’s play, TRNZ: A Metamorphic Musical, directed by Samuels, in November of 2018. Samuels, himself a well-known playwright and actor, has directed many of Crutchfield’s plays over the last decade, at The Magnetic Theatre (which they co-founded in 2009) and elsewhere, including the New York International Fringe Festival. The two have a …

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Archived Events

The Berlin Old-Time Scene: An Origin Myth

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Heimat Nirgendwo

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The Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol. III: Contemporary Appalachia

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Solstice: A Volatile Black Comedy For The Darkest Night Of The Year

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Landscape With Missing Person: An Existential Rom-Com

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Black Snow Flying Upwards, Or: My Embarrassment

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Writing For This Stage, These Actors, This Town

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Train On The Island

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Come Thick Night: A Shakespearean Gruselkabinett Goes To The 2014 New York International Fringe Festival

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The Strange And Tragical Adventures Of Pinocchio, Or…

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Holiday Childress: Mind The Gap

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Twelve Treatises On Memory: An Epistemological Slapstick

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The Crutchfield Project

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Landscape With Missing Person Goes To The 2013 New York International Fringe Festival

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Leipzig: City Of Heroes

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How I Lost My Last Pen-Pal: Toward A Luddite Manifesto

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Come Thick Night: A Shakespearean Gruselkabinett Goes…

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Keeping Old Time, Or: The Search For Authenticity…

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The Crutchfield Project Releases Its First Music Video

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Blueberries Premieres At ACT

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Of Any Thing The Image: A Domestic Archeology

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The Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol. VII: North Carolina

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Unreal City: A Fragmented Souls Production

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A Letter To My Younger Self

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Too Cool For School

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I’m Not Afraid

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Towards An Aesthetics of Failure, Or: Why I Actually Sort of Like Westerns (And You Should Too)

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NO[W]HERE HOME

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Crutchfield Playscripts Available

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Malverse: An Urban Myth in Two Acts

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TRNZ

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Wo der Schuh drückt

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The Jacob Higginbotham Show

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Selections From The Intimate Journals of Jacob Higginbotham

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The Bars Of Atlantis: Selected Essays Of Durs Grünbein

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Local Boy Goes To Big City, Makes Good

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