Technical Help

Why You Need to Back Up Your Shit (and How to Do It)

If you’ve visited Untamed Writing over the past few days, you may have noticed it’s been, er, absent. I first noticed on Monday afternoon that the site wasn’t loading properly. Occasionally it would appear, but usually? No dice. I had a Skype call with a client that afternoon, and I figured the problem would have resolved itself by the time the call ended. It hadn’t. And it still hadn’t over […]

How to Set Up a Professional Email Address

When you start out as a freelancer, every element of how you present yourself is important. If you have an ugly website, people will think you’re an amateur. If your punctuation and spelling and grammar are all over the fucking place, people will think you’re an amateur. If you’re wearing sunglasses and necking a beer in the profile pic you have plastered across the web, people will think you’re an […]

How to Invoice Your Freelance Writing Clients

When I first started out, I had no idea how to invoice properly. As a result, my invoices were horrible. I made them in Word. There were tables (ugh, so many tables) and big fonts where I thought big fonts should be, and the total amount due stated about five times. It was messy and painstaking and I hated it, but it was several months before I found a better […]