I'm with you, Deb...
Even if someone inquires about a "ballpark" figure, I send what could be 
signed as a Letter of Agreement. It's a 10-14 point description so there 
can be no doubt of expectations. Sometimes the hours and amount are 
negotiated, of course, but they know up front what the copyright status 
they are getting, usage and other necessary points.
They may scream when they get the email, but most don't, because I just 
saved them the trouble of writing a contract!


Linda M. Feltner Artist LLC
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, President

On 2/8/18 10:03 AM, Deborah Shaw wrote:
> Had something similar (not the same person).
> People complain about my long emails all the time BUT my lawyer says 
> it’s a document that should be clear, complete, and stand up in a 
> court of law. And I listen to her!
> Ditto on the sigh.
> Deb
> Sent from my iPhone
> Please excuse brevity, autocorrect and typos
> On Feb 8, 2018, at 8:58 AM, Gail Guth <[log in to unmask] 
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

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