The last post I found regarding this topic was from a few years ago.
As a financial writer, I always get requests to see examples and/or of my previous work, just see my writing style, which is understandable. I typically send a paragraph or two about finance or economics that I wrote just for these situations and buyers are happy with this.
But yesterday, a buyer took the cake.
He asked for several examples regarding accounting, economics and finance. I send him a paragraph from each topic (which is more than usual to begin with) and then said, his client is looking for long articles and posts that are at least 1,500 words and to send several of them as examples…
I mean, at this point, would you like me to send you everything I wrote since the 6th grade?
I told him I respect my clients copyright and Confidentiality.
What would you have done?