I've made an essentially arbitrary decision that for productivity tracking purposes, I'm going to count words as follows:
- Light line editing, minor or single-scene revisions: Credit as 25% of total word count
- Moderate line editing or multi-scene revisions: Credit as 50% of total word count
- Word-by-word editing of whole manuscript or wholesale revisions: Credit as 75% of total word count
Arbitrary? Yes. Unsatisfactory? Yes. But less unsatisfactory than doing no tracking at all, which is my current situation. Trying not to let perfect get in the way of good here.
Your thoughts? Your system?