A gryphon (or griffin) is a mythological beast that is a combination of an eagle and a lion. Each animal that comprises a gryphon is a predator with unique skills and senses. The eagle can soar high above but yet still see its prey far below clearly. A lion possesses great strength and cunning in its pursuit of its goals. The gryphon perhaps takes the best features of both animals and wraps them into one package. It is often featured as a guardian for precious treasure or royalty.
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With more than 20 years in the publishing industry, our founder and President, Mary Jo Courchesne, has more than 20 years of experience in publishing. During her 14 year tenure at National Geographic Books, she grew Subsidiary Rights from a small department managing outgoing permissions to a rights powerhouse generating more than seven figures in subsidiary income from multiple channels each year. For the last eight years, she has also served as Adjunct Professor in The George Washington University's Masters in Publishing program where she instructs students about copyright and permissions in a course entitled Editorial Content, Rights and Permissions.
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