“I will not make any changes requested by anyone I am not contracted with in writing.”
Say it with me: “I will not make any changes requested by anyone I am not contracted with in writing.”
To all my writer friends who deal with feedback issues involving clients who ask their colleagues, friends, landlords, and pet parakeets to weigh in on your copy—we all know this is a train wreck waiting to happen, and we’ve all tried to prevent it with various policies and contractual language.
This right here is one of the clearest articulations I’ve seen. Short, simple, no room for misinterpretation.
What do y’all think?
Samantha Pollack is a Copywriter & Creative Director who works with ethically minded, mission driven businesses who are actively trying to reshape our culture (and possibly tear down the patriarchy). She’s also the founder of The Highly Sensitive Business Owner, a 12-week online program that helps HSPs & neurodivergent business owners create healthier, more sustainable systems in their work.
Sam also writes about feminism, privilege, pop culture, entrepreneurship, the creative process, and whatever else is on her mind. She currently lives in Asheville, NC.
Emails for cult thought leaders.
Want to learn how to craft emails that inspire action and engagement WITHOUT the “tried and true” (cough: patriarchal) norms we’ve all been taught?
I’m doing it, and I can show you how to do it, too.
(But sometimes, I also like to write about the books I’m reading, or the creative process, or the entrepreneurial experience, or why I hate Steve Jobs, or how I met my BFF. I’ll send you emails like that, too.)
*Just kidding. It’s only an email list.
Books. Cats. Rants. Drawrings.
(and every couple months or so, an unexplained absence 🤷🏻)