My colleague Liz Jones shared a link to a list of time-tracking tools for freelancers. Some are available to download while others are online. The featured tools include Toggl, Klol, Slim Timer, Manic Time, Function Fox, Rescue Time, myHours, Harvest, Track My People, and Fanurio.
Also worth considering is TimeCatcher, a smart phone app that another colleague, Janet MacMillan, alerted me to.
Also of note is Word's Edit Time function, which Alison Lees mentioned in the comments below. For instructions on how to use this in Word 2007, click here; for earlier versions of Word, click here. An important point to make about Edit Time is that Word measures the amount of time you've worked on a particular document according to whether the file is open, meaning you'd need to remember to close the document to get the correct measure.
If you use a particular time-tracking tool in your editorial freelancing work, please share your experiences in the comments to help guide us towards which tool you think might me the most useful.
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