Suggestions for tracking word counts per specialisation?
Thread poster: Vivien Green

Vivien Green  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Member (2013)
French to English
Feb 4, 2015

I track all of the jobs I work on in an Excel spreadsheet and I am currently trying to calculate word counts per subject category. There are so many potential ways to break things down though and so much cross-over between subjects that I'm struggling to work out which and how many categories and sub-categories to use. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or pointers as to what works for them? Are there industry norms?

Here's one example of something that I'm not sure how to record: A Call for Tender detailing the various IT services a private university was looking to have a subcontractor carry out. Should this be classed under Legal? Business? Education? IT? All four and if so how? The document does actually contain substantial content relating to each of these categories.

Obviously I don't want to undersell my experience but at the same time I'm not looking to artificially inflate it either, so if I decide to count words under more than one category I will be sure to state that I've done this. If it's seen as OK to do so in the first place? As always, I have so many questions!

I have posted one other similar questions in this category, just to make people aware and to try to avoid confusion. Apologies if I've posted in the wrong section.


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