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PressGang’s self-publishing team

PressGang is a group of seasoned professionals with many years of  experience in putting books together. We have produced a wide range of books for a variety of clients, and we’ve even written and published a number of books, too.

We have pooled our talents to offer a one-stop service for those who want their book produced to the same high standards as that demanded by commercial publishers.

Renée Lang

Renée Lang has worked in-house for several major New Zealand publishers during which time she commissioned a number of award-winning lifestyle books. In 2004 she established Renaissance Publishing, which offers freelance editorial services as well as a variety of book packaging options.

Contact Information:

Phone: 021 480 466

Julie McDermid

Julie McDermid, with a background in librarianship and education, is long experienced in book design, including cover design, text design and layout, production management, and photo manipulation. Together with Brian O’Flaherty, she started Punaromia Publications in 1991 to provide publishing services.

Contact Information:

Phone: 021 0224 6871

Brian O’Flaherty

Brian O’Flaherty, with a background in education and copywriting, is one of New Zealand’s most experienced book editors, having provided services to a wide range of trade and educational publishers, academic institutions and corporate clients in New Zealand and overseas. He has also published several books, two of which were shortlisted for national awards.

Contact Information:

Phone: 027 418 3841

Nick Turzynski

Nick Turzynski started his career in journalism but migrated to design. He worked in London on magazine layout, moving to New Zealand in 1992 where he worked as a freelance designer on several magazines, including Cuisine, before being appointed Art Director at Hodder Moa Beckett. In 2003 he started redinc book design and has received several design awards for his work.

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Mobile: 0274 377522