I wrote copy. I sold words. I wrote for other people and made them lots of money. I was the chorus line dancer for a stream of clever women in business.
My clients were published in Huffington Post, in Elephant Journal, in books, magazines, and online. They won awards with my words and I slow-clapped them with pride.
I was asked to tell my story, then again, then to present a copywriting workshop, then a class, then a Masterclass, then five. And soon Crisp Copy was launched and I was teaching writing to women in business and mentoring copywriters and other marketing professionals from all corners of the globe.
I wrote a chapter in a book, then another. I won some awards. Anyway, you know the story: “small-town word nerd becomes shiz-hot woman in her own right and surprises even herself.” I found I’m not too past-it to step up and take the microphone and tell a story, teach what I know, make some noise.
So, now I sometimes get out. Wear a dress. Talk to humans. But most of the time I am writing, making other women lots of money all while wearing yoga pants and talking to the geese at the back door in my Australian hillbilly home office.
Does anyone feel comfortable singing their own praises?
I’m no Vegas Dancer*, so I’ll tell you what I love, instead. I get my kicks writing YOU.
It tickles my fancy; it’s like chicken caesar salad, Portishead on the radio, and new lipstick joy, all rolled into one.
I completely understand why it’s tough to showcase your outstanding, relevant achievements. Why? Because sometimes you are simply too close to your own brilliance to recognise the shimmer. But, I see your shine.
This ability? It’s lead to building an incredible business and brand delivering copywriting and copy coaching to women in business all around the world.
I’ve turned a love of stories, people, teaching, and writing into an award-winning business built on taking the best parts of you and your brand and directing the spotlight onto them.
So, I sing about that.
And now, I come and speak to people (your people, if you like) about brand and business building, stepping away from safe, all things copywriting, and finding your voice (or just how I did it all with $0 capital and no business acumen).
As long as there’s cake.
Check out what other people who have had me work with their team, or speak with their good folk, have said about me here.
Jay Crisp Crow – Professional Biography
Jay and her daughter, Ella. Ella and Jay are Co-Founders of How Dare She? a platform for voices for those identifying as women.
Jay Crisp Crow is a harried mother, business owner, and ex-showgirl who used to sing on the back of monster trucks before having children and getting ‘sensible’. She spent far too many years working in private school communications believing she couldn’t make a living as a writer before having an epiphany and taking her own gig on the road.
She somewhat surprised herself by becoming a multi award-winning copywriter, editor, and copy coach working with women in enterprise around the globe. Building an incredible career based on the art of writing words that sell, Jay has turned her love of stories and people into something she never thought possible – a sustainable, thriving business. She regularly teaches, presents, and speaks in Perth and online on everything from Staying Away From Safe Copy to Disability and Business and Being Both Fat and Successful.
A musical theatre nut, WAAPA alumni, invisible illness warrior, and converted Hillbilly, Jay is the third owner of an 85-year-old house everyone in the Perth Hills seems to have a connection to and has filled it with children, creatures, friends, and associated mess. After a lifetime of looking forward to following in her Mother’s footsteps as the penultimate Stage Mum you will now find her getting soggy on the sidelines of a netball, soccer, or hockey field. Often on the same day. She’s the second loudest parent there after her husband – the best bloke in the world.
For a lifetime Jay believed she wouldn’t be able to make a living as a writer. She is thoroughly enjoying disproving that prediction.
So, I’m here to sing about that
* not a Vegas Dancer, but one of my first paid jobs was singing the National Anthem on the back of Monster Trucks. Random fact.
As Featured In
Jay made some noise here:
WE Shine Event – Panelist
Business Women Australia – Panelist
Boss Mode Radio: Raw Ambition Series – How Dare She?
Boss Mode Radio: Perth Royal Show
WILD’C – Women in Leadership Driving Change – Guest Speaker
Mundaring Chamber of Commerce Awards – Guest Presenter
Motivating Mum Online Series – Guest Speaker
Business Business Business Small Business Skills Summit – Guest Presenter
Roooar Magazine and Community – Guest Presenter
Sam Winch: Behind the Businesses – Guest Speaker
Mama Creatives – Guest Presenter
Conscious Lady Bosses Rising – Guest Presenter
Perth Makers Market – Guest Workshop Presenter
SmartChicks Online Series – Guest Presenter
Stories From The Heart – Guest Storyteller
Her Story Daily – Be The Star Of Your Own Show
Facing Fears – The Invisible Disability
Key to Authority – Key To Building Relationships Through Authentic Content
Law of Effortlessness – The Business of Copywriting
Fearless Creators – Mistakes in Copywriting (including using the word “passionate”)
Aussie Bloggers Podcast – Brand Voice
Roooar Magazine – Copy Consultant
BloggersSEO – SEO and Copywriting
KidMagazine – Interviewee
F Magazine – Interviewee
Behind The Brands – Interviewee
Startup News – Interviewee
AusMumpreneur – WA Business Excellence Gold Winner 2018
Brilliant Biz Mums – Best Business and Life Clarity 2017
Business Women Australia – Business Woman on the Rise 2016
Nifnex – 100 Most Influential People of Perth 2016
Mundaring Chamber of Commerce – Excellence Micro Business 2015
100 Women of Influence – Nominee 2018
20 On The Rise – Semi-Finalist 2018
Avon Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards – Judge – Business Person of the Year + Business Woman of the Year 2018
Mundaring Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards – Sponsor 2018
Stories From The Heart – Edition 1 – Contributor
Inspire Journal – One of the ‘Original 40’
Oh Hello Beaufort Magazine – Featured Writer
How Dare She? – Co-Founder and Editor
The Bridge Between – Co-Founder and Writer
Perth Hills Stories – Founder and Editor
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Jay Crisp Crow acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, and community. This business pays its respects to them and their cultures; and to elders past, present, and emerging.