Making words work

Professional editing, translation, copywriting, and digital marketing training at your fingertips.


All services are offered in English and Afrikaans for any content of all industries.

KD Language Services


Unsure if your spelling, grammar, or syntax is up to scratch or whether your content is clear and concise? I'll have a look and iron out the kinks to make your words work for you.

This service includes:

  • Academic work (theses, dissertations, and essays)
  • CVs
  • Legal documents
  • General business documents
  • Educational documents
  • Manuscripts
  • Short stories
  • Poetry
KD Language Services


Translation isn't simply about knowing two languages - it's a form of art. If you need help transforming your content while its core message remains intact, let me do my magic.

This service includes:

  • Legal documents
  • General business documents
  • Educational documents
  • Novels
  • Short stories
  • General articles
KD Language Services


Quality writing contributes to any brand's image. Ensure your content is sending the intended message to your clients by making use of my masterful skills.

This service includes:

  • SEO-based copy
  • Blog posts
  • Social media posts
  • Newsletter content
  • Press releases
  • Web content
  • Ghostwriting
KD Language Services


Sometimes you need a nudge in the right direction, especially when starting a brand new business. My basic digital marketing training will have you ready in no time with tips tailored for your brand.

This service includes:

  • How to do market research
  • How to set up your website
  • How to start your social media marketing


Hello! I'm Karli Dürr, an experienced, bilingual language practitioner living in Cape Town, South Africa. I've created KD Language Services after a five-year career as a translator, editor, copywriter, and digital marketer in the tourism industry.

A BA Law degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Editing at Stellenbosch University and a Digital Marketing certificate from Udemy, form the foundation of my expertise.

Besides having a deep-rooted love for languages and books, I'm also a cricket buff, mystery movie solver, classic rocker, penguin protector, Table Mountain admirer, and amateur hiker.

As someone who cares about your work, I'm detail-oriented and offer all my services in Afrikaans and English, including in-depth editing, proofreading, translation, SEO-based copywriting, general content creation, and basic digital marketing training.

At KD Language Services you'll receive professional, efficient, and resourceful language service, dedicated to making your words work.

Karli Dürr
Karli Dürr
KD Language Services


As language practitioner and content writer for / I worked in the same department as Karli from 2016 to 2018. From the get go I was impressed by her translation, editing, and proofreading skills in English and Afrikaans. As she gained more travel writing experience she was able to extend her skill set to include content writing. By the end of my tenure at LekkeSlaap, I always looked forward to proofread her blogs as they revealed a keen sense of atmosphere, attention to detail, and imagination. Moreover, any text that passed her linguistic scrutiny can be published with confidence.

Herman Botha
Project Manager, Folio Online

In the three years that I worked with Karli at LekkeSlaap, I could always depend on her to deliver a dedicated, timely service. Whether it be day-to-day editing and translation from English to Afrikaans and Afrikaans to English, the editing of more creative content, or copywriting whilst keeping the brand top of mind, Karli was always very efficient, eager, and professional. Through the quality of her work it is very clear that she not only has a knack for all things language, but a love of it too.

Adriëtte le Roux
Content Co-ordinator,

I worked alongside Karli for several years as a language practitioner and was always struck by her knowledge and love of language. When editing others' and my own work, she not only managed to improve flow and consistency, but also added imagination without sacrificing the author's voice. This is a rare skill that is only acquired after years in the industry. I highly recommend Karli for polishing and enhancing any written work, be it resumes, essays or marketing copy.

Jana Barnard
Online English Teacher

Karli lewer proefleeswerk van 'n hoë gehalte. Sy is betroubaar en lewer altyd stiptelik. Ek sal haar ten sterkste aanbeveel.

Remona Voges
Portefeuljebestuurder: Nuwe Skryfwerk, LitNet

Karli is a focused and diligent woman who has an incredible eye for detail. She is highly self-motivated and more than capable of achieving any goal she sets her mind to. I worked alongside Karli for over 4 years and what a pleasure it was.

Kate Gibbons
Content Team Manager,

Karli doen sedert Desember 2019 proefleeswerk van sommige van LitNet se inhoud. Dit sluit artikels, nuwe skryfwerk en ander uiteenlopende inhoud in. Ons is baie tevrede met die gehalte van haar werk.

Naomi Meyer
Senior Inhoudsbestuurder, LitNet

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Postal address

Cape Town, South Africa

Phone number
082 349 3205