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Perks
12-14-2011, 06:42 PM
I've got some contract paperwork to sign and I'm waiting to talk to my agent, but I thought some of you might weigh in on what things mean, so I can sound a little more like I know what I'm talking about --

I write under my maiden name, Jamie Mason.

My married name (my legal name) is kinda unwieldy.

What are the ramifications of filing the Copyright under my pen name (maiden name)?

What did you pen-named-people do?

Alessandra Kelley
12-14-2011, 06:45 PM
You can use a pseudonym:

http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl101.html

Alessandra Kelley
12-14-2011, 06:50 PM
(As for unwieldy names, my name has been misspelled more times than I care to remember, despite it being a slight variation on Alexandra. My last name is a less-common variant of a common name. When I married, I kept my maiden name as my husband's surname is an unusual spelling of a long, unusual but famous name. So my sympathies.)

Perks
12-14-2011, 06:51 PM
Ah. Excellent. Thank you!