don’t tell me what to do

It started off as a (mostly-jokey) stock response to anything Mr Crow said

It’s become the Jay Crisp Crow motto

I’m Jay, a working copywriter and copy mentor who, somewhat terrified, started a business with $0, a borrowed laptop, three children, a mortgage, and a chronic illness which means I only have 20 hours of spoons every week to live a full, meaningful, and bursting-with-squishy-joy life

I mean, you’ve gotta have a little attitude, right?


writer + speaker 
+ word nerd bird

Like sweetcakes for your ear tastebuds, don’t tell me what to do is a freshly baked podcast celebrating embracing the complexity and diversity of the human experience (AKA; I talk about what I damn well please with flipping fascinating folk from all ’round the joint)

Fat Business Barbie meets hippy earth mother

That’s me

and all the things I didn’t plan that turned out to be the most incredible of my life, all the secret hopes that somehow (in spite of my best efforts to sometimes derail myself) came true:

Professional Writer. Copywriting Teacher. Paid Speaker. Multi-award Business Winner. Podcaster. Fully Sick Business Chick. But Still Can’t Find The Blasted Library Books.


sassy, classy, and very much big assy

I’m Jay Crisp Crow, (She/Her) a writer, speaker, and ex showgirl living in the wilds of Perth with a lot of kids, a Viking husband, far too many geese, and a bit of an attitude. If you’re looking for my business site – Crisp Copy – try here instead.

Otherwise, welcome to The Jay Crisp Crow Show.



Think of all the things you are:

Human. Creative. Worker. Thinker. Dreamer. Lover. Do-er. Planner and Strategist and Maker of Happening Things. Brilliant Ideas Thinker. Business Starter or Career Professional or Wonder Parental (or all 3). Kitchen Dancer. Lego Threatener. Frock Hoarder. Strength Lender.

What would life be like without…


What adventure would you like to choose today?

(Remember, always pack shoes you can run away in a zombie apocolypse.)

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Need a sock-rocking, open-book speaker for your next event?

Want someone who won’t drip feed information, hold back on the truth, or have your audience yawning and checking their phones mid-shindig?

If you need a relatable, experienced keynote presenter, I’m your girl grown-a** woman.

Most people won’t even know what a copywriter does but mention my name to anyone who is in marketing or who’s been asking for referrals for website content and they’ll say something like, “EVERYONE recommends her. Is she the only one?” ** actual quote **

And I can talk about more than words. From brand and business building to creating the magic 6 figure business with $0 capital and just about as much business acumen (hint: there’s nothing magic about it except it looks good on a website), going from pensioner (the sick kind, not the aged) to philanthropist, to stepping away from safe, finding your voice, and making some noise, I’ll deliver carefully considered, expertly written, engaging content to keep your audience riveted to their seats like a staple gun was involved.

From podcasts to panels, I’m also the creator and Principal of Copy of the Crisp Copy Class  – the first copywriting school for women who (incorrectly) think they’re not amazing writers, winner of Australia’s Best Copywriting Service 2021 (and a decently weighable amount of other awards besides), and my son says I’m as beautiful as a drag queen. High praise, indeed.


“…a standout speaker…”

“… total rockstar, goddess copywriter…”

“…I could listen to her fifty times over and not get bored and attendees of the event all agreed, they absolutely loved her…”

“One hour with Jay is equivalent to 8 regular human hours…”

“A copywriting workshop with a side of comedy”


Allow me direct access to your psyche via your ear canal …

It won’t hurt a bit

or find me on the air with all these best podcasters

That spot all marketing pros tell you to put other people’s logos so you can be cool by association

These aren’t random, by the way, they’re either validation by way of award wins (sans bribery of cake) or favourite clienty folk


Curious people are the best kind

so ask me the things

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Jay Crisp Crow acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation as the custodians of the majestic lands where Jay Crisp Crow is based. This acknowledgment extends not only to the traditional and ongoing custodianship but also extends to recognise the deep and eternal spiritual connection that the Whadjuk people have with the land. Jay Crisp Crow acknowledges that sovereignty has never been ceded. That this place always was, and always will be Whadjuk land. Jay Crisp Crow wishes to pay respect to the Whadjuk Elders of the past and present day. Like the beautiful trees of the Parkerville area, Jay Crisp Crow acknowledges that the Whadjuk people and Whadjuk culture are deeply rooted here and will forever be connected to this land. - This acknowledgement was written for Jay Crisp Crow, Crisp Copy by Louise O'Reilly.