Our team


Our core team of highly qualified and experienced editors and proofreaders offers expertise in a wide variety of disciplines.

Our prize-winning designers, indexers and our international team of 80+ specialist associates work in 12 languages: Arabic, Bahasa, Chinese, Devanagari, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Urdu.

Collectively, our team represents a virtual mini-university of expertise.

  • Richardus de Mediavilla, Commentum super Quarto Liro Sententiarum Pietri Lombardi (Venice, Christophorus Arnoldus, not after 1477), rubricated in 1481. From the private collection of David and Elizabeth Stone

  • Wood-engraving by Peter Barker-Mill for Sparrman, A Voyage Round the World (Golden Cockerell Press, 1944). From the private collection of David and Elizabeth Stone

The directors

Elizabeth Stone co-founder and Managing Director of Bourchier, read History at Jesus College Oxford before embarking on a publishing career that led her to work in six countries.

In Athens she reorganized and managed the editing and translation department of the Foundation of the Hellenic World, a cultural foundation that published books, multimedia educational material and over 40,000 webpages, compiled by a 40-strong in-house research team. Back in the UK, as managing editor of Sutton Publishing, she oversaw the publication of over 200 history and general interest titles a year. After a short break as freelance editor, in 2010 she founded Bourchier Limited.

With her husband David she collects fine examples of early printing, private presses and historically iconic books.


David Stone brings inspiration and strategic direction to the company. It was he who suggested founding the company in 2010, and as Director, Strategy, he continues to question the state of play and propose new directions.

Previously he created two international careers. As Executive Advisor, governments, cities, foundations and institutions across the world have welcomed his hands-on skill in developing innovative strategies for the arts, in community-building, urban regeneration, exchanges, construction, education and funding.

He has been Advisor to the Hong Kong Government, creating the US$73M Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, Asian and European, and to the United Nations on strategies for cultural development. He has also consulted for institutions such as the Centro Cultural Teresa Carreño in Caracas, Venezuela. In South Africa during apartheid, he introduced music workshops for children of all ethnic origins.

During his performance career, as a violinist and conductor, he was a Principal of Lord Menuhin’s chamber orchestra and visiting professor at universities across four continents, directing youth orchestras and ensembles.

At King’s College Cambridge he read Music and Theology. His work has been dedicated to cross-cultural understanding and the positive power of the arts for communities and individuals.


Key contributors

Bhaskar Raman fuses his journalistic and technical skills in managing editorial projects and teams. Before joining Bourchier, he worked with editorial service provider SPi Global, overseeing copyediting for over 1,500 books a year.

Jon Wilcox specializes in world literature but tackles subjects ranging from Taiwanese cinema to loyalty management in business, and from the gamification of politics to French modernism.

Jill Lally has an MA in European history with a focus on Imperial Russia. She has over 10 years experience as a writer, editor and proofreader.

Simon Fletcher was for many years a senior commissioning editor responsible for over 100 books annually, including a highly successful series on British local histories. He now edits history, philosophy and sociology – among much else – for Bourchier.

Michelle Tilling is a multi-tasker, capable of typesetting and cover design, list and team management. She has worked across an array of different genres and disciplines, with highlights including having commissioned the autobiographies of a number of international sportspeople.

Jane Entrican has worked as editor and assistant commissioning editor with a major book publisher and as copywriter for Book Club Associates and Languages Today magazine. Her particular interests are history and literature.

  • “Bourchier has, from the very beginning, been the sort of vendor managers dream of – flexible, responsive, efficient and excellent. Having you on board has made life so much easier.”

    Bhaskar Raman, Senior Manager, SPi Global
  • “Thanks for your patience and all your efforts in making this project appear effortless … you are an artist.”

    Dr Erin Sears, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky
  • “Thank you again. You are always so accommodating, efficient and courteous to work with.”

    Tara Woolnough, Managing Editor, The Institute of Ismaili Studies