This post is nothing revolutionary, but it’s an important reminder nonetheless.
It’s an excellent idea to create backups.
I recently saved over the wrong Word file, which could have set me back to square one mere days before the deadline for a proofreading job. However, I had created a duplicate in a separate location, which was safe from my mistake. There’s a version of me in a parallel universe somewhere, and he didn’t make that duplicate. He hasn’t been having a good few weeks.
There are very few of us who will never lose a file. Backing up your work at least occasionally is easy to do, and provides an extremely welcome safety net. I’d advise doing so in at least two different ways. Make a copy of your document, name it clearly (e.g. Next Year’s Bestseller Backup 18/06/2021) and keep it in a separate folder. Additionally, saving your files in a secure online location like Google Drive will mean you won’t lose everything if your computer stops working.
How do you keep your precious work safe? Get in touch and let me know. But first, go and create a backup!