The Team

Who we are

Gail Baird: Marketing & Design. With a background in marketing communications and design, my areas of expertise perfectly complement the team. Having worked with national and international corporations, had my own business and been freelance, I have developed valuable client-facing skills. These skills enable me to understand our clients’ needs and develop successful working relationships through active listening, critical thinking and problem solving.

Dan Bernard: Creative. Originally, we set up 131 Design, specialising in creative photography, graphic design and film. However, the unique financial climate in 2008 quickly suggested we needed to diversify to stay afloat. So, we developed and launched a self publishing off-shoot, Tricorn Books. The name, Tricorn Books originated from our first publishing client, Dr Celia Clark and her tour de force work The Tricorn : The Life and Death of a Sixties Icon. Fourteen years on, Celia is still a client and Tricorn Books continues to go from strength to strength.

Liz Bourne: Editor & Proof reader. I’ve worked in publishing for nearly 30 years, having started my career at HarperCollins Publishers. My editing experience spans books (fiction and non-fiction), magazines and a newspaper. In addition, I have considerable experience in corporate communications and marketing, for universities, charities and businesses, large and small. My copywriting has been put to good use in a range of settings, including as a newspaper columnist, for marketing campaigns, writing blogs and magazine articles, and as a ghost writer. I love helping authors hone their manuscript, ready for it to be turned into a beautifully designed and printed book.

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