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Hello there

I’m Sarah Lang, and with the nickname “Slang”, how could I not become a writer? And I am: an award-winning journalist, an experienced copywriter, a first-rate researcher, and editor extraordinaire.

I’ve been playing with words since age five, when my typewritten story about a floppy disc won a prize in a Wanganui writing competition. At about seven, I realised journalism meant you could meet interesting people and write for a living. I was sold.

After working at North & South magazine for three-and-a-half years, I’ve spent the last 12 years freelancing for magazines including North & South, Canvas, NEXT, Capital, Your Weekend, the Herald on Sunday’s magazines, the Reader’s Digest, Sunday, Good, NZ House & Garden, Your Home & Garden, Kia Ora (Air NZ’s in-flight magazine), international magazine Monocle, and online magazine The Spinoff. See my work as Capital’s books and culture writer at capitalmag.co.nz, and check out a selection of my stories on this site.

Got your Sarah La(i)ngs mixed up? So did our dentist. Here’s a story that will clear that up.