Hello from MJ!

Hello, and welcome!

My name is MaryJo Slazak Courchesne (or “MJ” for short). I have been in publishing for more than 20 years, and have spent the bulk of my time serving as an expert in copyright, permissions, and subsidiary rights.

I was the Director of Subsidiary Rights at the National Geographic Society for nearly 15 years before departing to launch my own company, Gryphon Publishing Consulting (www.gryphonpublishingconsulting.net). I also spent 11 years as an Adjunct Professor in The George Washington University’s Master’s in Publishing Program, where I remain involved in GWU’s program in a support capacity even if not actively teaching.

I look forward to “meeting” you here and serving on the NAIWE Board of Experts. Feel free to drop me a line with questions you may have, or visit my website (above) for more information.