Don’t tell me what to do…

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

It became the Jay Crisp Crow motto

Fat Business Barbie meets hippy Earth Mother

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

Professional Writer. Author and Editor of Children’s Books. Copywriting Mentor. Paid Speaker. Multi-Award-Winning Business Owner. Podcaster. (And still; Consistent Misplacer of Library Books.)

I’m Jay, a working copywriter, branding messaging mentor, and author who – somewhat terrified – started a business with $0, a borrowed laptop, three children, a mortgage, and a chronic illness. And surprised the living heckery out of myself.

It’s not a surprise my favourite word is serendipity.


Get a little Jay in your day


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, Australia’s Best Copy Mentor of 2022 (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”


If you have a great project, brilliant team, event or happening, or just a spare stage aching to be turned into something everyone who attends raves about for yonks, I want to hear about it.

Contact me, pronto


Hugo Dances Children's Picture Book

Hugo Dances

by Jay Crisp Crow and Hugo Crisp Crow

Hugo Dances is a children’s storybook 3 years in the making. It began as a funny story Hugo, who has just turned 10, liked to hear about his determined and impassioned pleas to become a ballroom dancer, and slowly turned became a collaborative project between one Mum who learned some lessons (that’s me!) and a little boy who loves writing (and dancing)

“For all the kids with a dream of doing their own thing, no matter what society says they ‘should’ do.”

“A beautiful story to encourage any child to listen to their heart’s song.”

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