Name: Krysana Hanley
Role: Sales, Marketing and Publicity Assistant
Company: Allen & Unwin
My first job in publishing was: Working as a part-time production assistant for Roger Steele at Steele Roberts Aotearoa. I would go out to Petone on Fridays and do anything that needed to be done. From proof reading to laying out internals in InDesign, those Fridays were my first glimpses into how te ao pukapuka works behind the scenes.
I’m currently reading: Auē by Becky Manawatu. I’m about a third of the way through and loving it.
My biggest career highlight in publishing has been: When you’re so new to the industry, everything feels like a highlight! But being able to work with the incredible team at Allen & Unwin so soon after finishing my Graduate Diploma in Publishing at Whitireia is definitely at the top. I did one of my two-week placements with them in October last year and felt so welcome when I returned to work for them in April.