Dear Author (podfic letter)
|Synonyms:||dear author letter|
|See also:||Podfic, Permission|
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Dear Author is a term in podfic that was created in response to several publicized misunderstandings in 2010. revolutionaryjo started a trend in writing a generic "dear author" letter to clearly outline the podficcer's expectations when an author grants permission.
The trend was started by the post Podfic Meta: Dear Author, in which revolutionaryjo remarked, "There have been a lot of discussions floating around about podfic lately that are making me realize just how easily miscommunication can happen between a podficcer and an author." 
Also see Blanket Permission to Podfic.