Copywriter insurance

Secure insurance for your copywriting work quickly and without fuss. We're simply priced, flexible and upfront.

Rating: 4.8–24 reviews
Answer 4 questions to get an instant price.
Answer 4 questions to get a price.
Insurance for copywriters UK
Insurance for copywriters UK
Insurance for copywriters UK
A stopwatch.
Quickly priced
Buy online 24 hours.
Buy online
A man going fast.
Instant cover
Top insurers
A few coins.
Pay monthly
Covers to consider

What is insurance for copywriters?

Insurance for copywriters isn’t a single product. It consists of several products that combine to meet the specific insurance needs of a copywriter. The key product is professional indemnity insurance which offers financial protection in situations where clients allege errors, omissions, or issues with the content produced. Other useful insurance covers can protect copywriters from unpaid invoices or assist with damaged work equipment.

How much does copywriter insurance cost?

Professional indemnity insurance for copywriters starts at £7.67 per month. The cost then increases depending on your required insurance limits and other products you add.

Self employed professional indemnity insurance
Professional indemnity

from £7.67 per month

Provides you with legal defence against claims of professional mistake or negligence causing a financial loss to your clients.

Up to £2,000,000 cover

Zero excess

Dedicated legal team

A+ insurer

Competitive prices

Core cover
Self employed professional indemnity insurance

Professional indemnity

from £8.89 per month

Provides you with legal defence against claims of professional mistake or negligence causing a financial loss to your clients.

Up to £2,000,000 cover

Zero excess

Dedicated legal team

A+ insurer

Competitive prices

Core cover
Self employed professional indemnity insurance

Professional indemnity

from £9.54 per month

Provides you with legal defence against claims of professional mistake or negligence causing a financial loss to your clients.

Up to £2,000,000 cover

Zero excess

Dedicated legal team

A+ insurer

Competitive prices

Core cover
Self employed professional indemnity insurance

Professional indemnity

from £20.41 per month

Provides you with legal defence against claims of professional mistake or negligence causing a financial loss to your clients.

Up to £2,000,000 cover

Zero excess

Dedicated legal team

A+ insurer

Competitive prices

Core cover
Self employed professional indemnity insurance

Professional indemnity

from £22.78 per month

Provides you with legal defence against claims of professional mistake or negligence causing a financial loss to your clients.

Up to £2,000,000 cover

Zero excess

Dedicated legal team

A+ insurer

Competitive prices

Core cover
Commercial legal expenses insurance.
Business legal protect

Cover of £100,000 commercial legal expenses included with your policy subscription.

Protects you and your business against a range of issues not typically covered by professional indemnity or public liability.

IR35 & HMRC investigations

Legal matters concerning your business

Negative PR (£25,000 cover)

Criminal prosecution

Compliance & regulation issues

Unpaid invoices (over £200)

Also includes free telephone advice & help from qualified professionals.

Tax and commercial legal advice

Counselling for you and your staff

Access to a legal template library

Identity theft assistance

Included
Self employed public liability insurance.
Public liability

from +£4.76 per month

Protects your business against claims of causing an accidental injury or property damage to either your clients or a third party.

Up to £2,000,000 cover including products liability

No excess

Expert legal team

A+ specialist insurers

Covers claims against your client caused by your business

Business equipment insurance.
Electronic business equipment

from +£7.00 per month

Pays for repair or replacement if your portable electronic equipment (and accessories) get damaged or lost.

Equipment up to £10,000 cover (£3,500 per item)

Accessories are included (£500 per item)

Hired equipment is covered

Worldwide - your devices are covered anywhere you are

Personal accident insurance.
Business owner protect

from +£10.07 per month

Reimburses your taxable business expenses while you’re recovering from a serious illness or injury.

Up to £2,000 a month

Up to 6 months following the first 30 days of illness

Any tax deductible expenses included

Receive a lump sump payout if you suffer an accident leaving you with partial or total disablement:

£5,000 lump sum

Fast customer service

Quick payout

Answer 4 questions then select the policies and limits you need.
Answer 4 questions then select the policies and limits you need.
What people say
2 March
Extremely impressed

Extremely impressed with the professional and supportive service I received.

Kellie Williams
on Google
16 February
Very efficient

After shopping around for business liability cover, I found suited, I had a few questions and Jana from suited was very efficient...

Chezza
on Trustpilot
14 February
Great!

The website is easy to use and the process is intuitive, clear and easy to follow.

Matt M
on Trustpilot
11 February

I was recommended Suited, because I’d been stalling. Simple to use website, offered clear, concise information and selection...

Mokolada
on Trustpilot
12 December

Really fantastic service by the suited insure team! Always found the insurance side to be a bit confusing but the team took me...

Michael Ryan
on Google
15 September

A simple and flexible service for what I required. Great communication from start to finish.

Matthew Allen
on Google
1 August

I was looking for business insurance this easy to use and very well explained web site made the process simple and painless. Had a quote...

Piers Field
on Trustpilot
In detail

Why do copywriters need insurance?

Copywriters produce content for clients’ briefs; however, the directions are interpreted by a copywriter in their own way. The creative direction can sometimes cause problems.

Protection from copyright infringement claims

Copywriters often work with various types of content, including images, slogans, or brand names. If a copywriter unintentionally uses copyrighted material without proper authorisation, it can lead to copyright infringement claims. 

Mitigating defamation claims

Copywriters create content that promotes products, services, or ideas. Sometimes, the language used in advertising or marketing materials may be interpreted as defamatory by individuals or companies, leading to defamation claims.

Errors in professional advice

If as a copywriter you suggest a marketing strategy that does not yield the expected return on investment, insurance can cover the legal costs involved in defending against such a claim.

Content accuracy and misrepresentation

In the fast-paced world of copywriting, errors or misrepresentations in content can occur. If a copywriter unintentionally includes incorrect information or overstates the benefits of a product or service, it can lead to legal disputes. 

For example, a copywriter might create promotional materials for a dietary supplement, inadvertently exaggerating its health benefits. Insurance can help cover legal expenses in such cases.

Professional indemnity insurance for copywriters

Professional indemnity insurance is a key cover that protects copywriters from accusations of professional mistakes, negligence, copyright infringement and other claims against you or your business.

It can help to legally shield from the specific risks that copywriters face in their profession and as such protect their career and financial well-being.

What does professional indemnity insurance for copywriters cover?

Professional indemnity insurance protects copywriters from claims or accusations of wrongdoing from their professional advice or work product.

Cover includes:

  • Making a mistake
  • Acting negligently
  • Giving the wrong advice or recommendation

For example, you may be facing financial demands from a client because:

  • You have included an image that you believed to be royalty-free, but it turns out to be copyrighted. 
  • you have drafted a product description that unintentionally damages a competitor's reputation. 
  • Your work closely resembles someone else’s content, and they’re asking for compensation.
  • Your work caused offence and as a consequence, damaged your client’s reputation.

What professional indemnity limit do copywriters need?

When choosing a limit, consider several factors, including the value of your client contracts, your contractual requirements and obligations, and possible financial impacts if your content should cause an issue.

Does professional indemnity insurance cover my copywriting activities worldwide?

Worldwide cover depends on the provisions in your particular insurance policy. When checking your professional indemnity insurance documentation, always look for the ‘territory or geographical limits’ and ‘jurisdiction’ sections.

Territory or geographical limits:

The territory or geographical limits section tells you where in the world you can provide services. This refers to the virtual and physical delivery of your services.

Jurisdictional limit:

The jurisdictional limit specifies in which jurisdictions your policy will provide legal protection if you are sued.

As a service provider based in the UK, your best option is to sign contracts governed by UK jurisdiction. This dramatically reduces the risk of being sued outside your own country or in a jurisdiction that your policy may exclude.

What does Suited cover?

Suited professional indemnity covers your work anywhere in the world but will not cover claims brought against you in the US or Canada. Therefore if you work with clients in the US or Canada, do not enter contracts governed by those jurisdictions.

Switching your professional indemnity insurance

In the UK, most professional indemnity insurance works on a “claims-made basis”; this essentially means two things:

  1. You must have an active policy at the time a claim is made; and
  2. The policy period on your active policy must cover the time when the work was performed

When you cancel your professional indemnity policy, you can no longer make claims against that policy.

If you change provider, ensure your past work is covered, called “retroactive cover”.

Should I keep professional indemnity insurance if I pause or retire from self-employed copywriting?

It’s wise to keep your professional indemnity if you stop working as a freelance copywriter. Claims against professional misconduct can surface months or years after you delivered the work. 

If a past client sues you for damages and you have cancelled your professional indemnity, you will not be covered.

How long you keep your cover in place is up to you; consider the type of work you did and the likelihood that a client might bring a claim against you.

Other useful insurance for copywriters

Other insurance copywriters might need will depend on your circumstances: 

  • Could you afford a legal dispute?
  • Do you rely on expensive computer equipment for your income? 
  • How would you cover your business running costs if you fell ill? 
  • Do you have employees?

Commercial legal expenses

Commercial legal expenses insurance protects you and your business against commercial disputes, claims, criminal prosecutions, etc. It picks up various risks not covered by professional indemnity or public liability.

Suited Legal Protect provides up to £100,000 in legal costs and professional fees to help tackle a variety of issues a contractor may experience.

Cover includes

  • Legal and tax matters concerning your business
  • Criminal prosecution
  • Compliance & regulation issues
  • Help with unpaid invoices (over £200)

For example 

  • HMRC investigations into your tax affairs
  • You need legal help chasing a client who has not paid a significant invoice.
  • You wish to take a business partner or client to court over a breach of contract.
  • You required guidance on compliance or regulatory issues for your business.

Electronic business equipment insurance

More than ever copywriters rely on electronic equipment to deliver their services. If you depend on electronic equipment, consider electronic business equipment insurance to help you with covering replacement or repair costs.

Shopping for copywriters' insurance

Whether or not you decide to use Suited insurance for copywriters to protect yourself, it’s worth keeping the following in mind:

Price isn’t everything

Some providers offer rock-bottom prices, but after-sales service could be lacklustre. Check how easy it is to get in contact with your insurance provider. At Suited, we offer several options and answer quickly.

The reputation of the insurer is important

Insurance needs to be there when you need it most. The payout reputation of an insurer is essential. Suited uses financially sound insurers with an A+ rating.

Many providers charge fees to amend or cancel

Low initial prices often hide additional charges to pay monthly, amend or cancel your policy. At Suited, we charge no extra fees, and you can cancel anytime with no more to pay.

Some policy wordings are restrictive or have a high excess

Some providers will offer attractive prices, but it is at the expense of cover given. Suited professional indemnity and public liability have £0 excess.

In this section
Suited awards.
FAQs

Common questions

Do I need experience or qualifications to get insurance for my copywriting activities?

As a general rule, and it is certainly a condition with Suited, you must be able to demonstrate that you have relevant experience and/or qualifications to do your job.

I have only just completed my copywriting course. Can I get insurance?

Yes, if your course is relevant and recognised, you can get insurance with Suited.

Do copywriters need public liability insurance?

Only if you work with the members of the public or in public spaces or meet your clients face to face.

If I subcontract some work, will it be covered by Suited copywriting insurance?

Yes, but always check that your subcontractors are appropriately insured and never waive your rights to sue them for their mistakes.

Answer 4 questions then select the policies and limits you need.
Answer 4 questions then select the policies and limits you need.
the suited way

Insurance made better

Self-employed insurance done fast, clear and upfront.

Insurance for copywriters
A woman doing yoga.
More flexible

Make changes instantly, easily and for free.

A happy man paying no fees.
No extra fees

We give you one price, no APR or hidden extras.

A man in retro clothes.
Go retroactive

Include retroactive cover to insure previous work.

Holiday umbrella.
Holiday mode

Pay less when not working by hibernating your PI cover.

A plus rating.
Top insurers

Be confident knowing your cover is backed by trusted UK insurers.

Map of UK.
UK support

Get help when you need it from our Bristol based team.

Contact us
Prefer to speak?

Call us with any questions or queries. Our Bristol based team is available from Monday to Friday and answers straightaway.

Monday—Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm

A woman in a suit standing talking on the phone an carrying a cup of coffee.
Once you buy
If your plans change

No problem, Suited uses a simple subscription model making it easy to walk away.

14 day promise stamp.
14 day promise *

If you call to cancel within the first 2 weeks we’ll give you a full refund.

A woman next to a  man jumping.
Easy to cancel

No longer need us? Cancel anytime, no more to pay.

* 14 day promise is not available online, please speak to a member of staff. Not available if you have reported a claim.

Articles for
Copywriters
Ready to get started?

The fast and hassle free way to get business insurance for small professional outfits.

Answer 4 questions to get an instant price.
Answer 4 questions to get a price.
Insurance times awards 2023 finalist.

Cookies

When you visit our website, cookies are placed on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. Their purpose is to help us improve the site experience, detect potential problems and assist our marketing efforts. You can customise your consent for each cookie. We take privacy seriously, here's how.