A client with whom I have a good relationship has used the source files I sent them to make major design changes and then sent them back to me, asking me to edit some items within the new file.
I usually provide source files because working internationally, there are often printer issues. This is the first time I have had this problem!
I have no written contract, although I am sure they think they own all of my work (most of my contracts are work for hire and I have not been empowered to protest) and I don't want to blow the relationship. However, I don't want them to follow this workflow again.
Should I ask for a fee now for the right to alter? Say double the cost of the job?
They might refuse and then tell me to make all the changes they wanted, which makes it all seem ridiculous.
Should I say "next time"? That will probably be the end of the relationship.
I see no winning scenario here, except my gut says, "no way!"