Frequently asked questions about the process

My goal is to build a long term relationship with clients, rooted in collaboration, value, and engagement.

 
  • African-American Female Voiceover Talent

  • Fluent English speaker (native language) 

  • Neutral North American accent

  • Vocal Age: 30-50

  • Vocal Sound:

    • Trustworthy,

    • Assuring/Reassuring,

    • Confident,

    • Authoritative

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  • Microphone:  Lewitt LCT 440 Pure Condenser Mic  

  • Interface:  Audient iD14

  • DAW:  Twisted Wave  &  Adobe Audition

  • Workstation:  Mac Book Pro

  • Directed Session:  ipDTL, Video Conferencing, Phone Call

  • File Transfer:  Google Drive, Dropbox, We Transfer, or other service

  • Deliverables:  .mp3,  .wav,  .aiff  file format

 
  • 7 Factors are considered when quoting a project:

    • Length of project based on words, minutes or hours.

    • Technical copy

    • Fast delivery (within 24 hours) vs. Flexible delivery (72 hours or more)

    • Large, multi-module projects

    • Complex file splits & labeling requirements

    • Usage (media & time) - where and how long the content will be used,

      • Website 

      • Social media posts.

      • TV or radio broadcast

      • Internet/web advertisement (pre-roll or web ads)

      • Paid placement social media campaign (boosted posts)

    • Market (region) - where the content will be viewed. 

      • Local

      • Regional

      • National and International

  • Additional Services:

    • Changes to copy​ after recording begins​​

    • Video & Power Point synchronization

    • Adding music beds 

  • All rates are quoted in US dollars (USD).

 

My Goal on Every Project is to

Exceeding Expectations   +   Adding Value in Unexpected Places

 
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Discovery Call
  • Establish the specifics of your project - the "Project Brief"

    • Goals determined by the client

    • Point-of-view for the voice over

    • Target audience

    • Desired outcomes

 
Deliverables 
  • Confirm the types of files to be delivered

  • Confirm file splitting requirements

  • Confirm if files are to be mastered of delivered raw

Schedule

  • Establish due date for delivering audio

Budget

  • Confirm project budget

  • If no predetermined budget, a quote will be prepared

  • Review and confirm the budget/quote meets both parties expectations​

 
Establish Tone & Pacing
  • Describe the voice over point of view. This informs the:

    • tone,

    • pacing 

    • dynamic range

  • Are there any KPI's that should be factored into the  delivery of the copy?​

Provide a Reference Sample(s)
  • If tone and pace are unknown or undecided,  provide a "sounds like" reference (typically a celebrity,) or a reference sample (audio or video.)

 

Custom Sample for Review
  • Another option is to request a custom audition or sample read for review

  • Recommended 5 business days for the review period​

Approval to Proceed with Recording
  • Audio production will begin upon your approval​

  • 3 Options for recording

    • self-directed session recorded in home broadcast quality studio

    • directed session via remote connection

    • record at a remote/local studio of your choice

  • Self-Directed Production

    • Record, edit, & master files based on the approved sample 

    • Editing and Mastering are included in services (unless otherwise negotiated)

  • 1,500 words or less than 10 min. - Typically 48-72 hour turnaround 

  • 3,000 words or less than 20 min. - Typically 3 days - 5 days turnaround

  • 3,000 words + is negotiated

  • Fast delivery (24 hours) available

Submit Audio for Approval
  • Submit audio file for approval

  • Files delivered in .mp3, .wav, or .aiff file format via email or file transfer service.

  • Files separated as requested.

  • Client Review Period 

    • Typically 10 business days from receipt of audio​ file

 

Feedback

  • Up to 2 rounds of revisions at 10% or less of the script/word count are included (unless otherwise negotiated)

    • Typically 24-48 hrs turnaround for revisions

Revisions & Re-takes
  • Retakes are errors in pronunciation or missed word on my part

  • Revisions are changes to the script after the approved script has been submitted.

  • All retakes are included in the fee

  • Revisions beyond 2 rounds or 10% of the script/word count are subject to additional fees 

    • Session fee for revisions - $100/hr with a half hour minimum

 

Final Approval

  • Client will have another 10 business days after the submission of revised audio files to review and comment

  • After the 10th business day, if no comments have been received, the project will be considered closed 

    • Any revision or retakes after that 10 business day period will be subject to a session fee or new project quote depending on the extend of the feedback

    • Session fee for revisions - $120/hr with a half hour minimum

 

*Dates and timelines for the review and approval phase can be negotiated during Phase 1 when the project is being quoted based.

 

Keywords: voiceover, voice over, voiceover talent, voice over talent, female, african american, african-american, black.

Genres:  narration, narrator, medical, corporate, explainer videos, e-learning, elearning, e learning, education, educational, presentation, slide deck, whiteboard, white board, animation, guided meditation, meditations, affirmation, affirmations, self-produce, in-home studio, record from home, video, audio, production, recording.

Tone:  Trustworthy, Confident, Authoritative, Reassuring, Assuring, Kind, Caring, Conversational, Warm

  • Discovery call or email to discus the project, your target audience, how success will be measured for the project, and potential roadblocks.

  • Understanding the “why” of your need, not just the “what” informs all creative decisions made during the studio session.

  • Understand how success will be measured 

  • Establish the tone and pacing for the read, deliverables and schedule

  • Send a custom audition or sample for review and approval.

  • Record the project

    • Self-produced audio (record, edit, and master) at my professional home studio.

    • Editing and Mastering are included in services (unless otherwise negotiated)

    • 48 hour turnaround for projects less than 10 minutes or 1,500 words

  • Submit the final recording for approval

  • Discovery call or email to discus the project, your target audience, how success will be measured for the project, and potential roadblocks.

  • Understanding the “why” of your need, not just the “what” informs all creative decisions made during the studio session.

  • Understand how success will be measured 

  • Establish the tone and pacing for the read, deliverables and schedule

  • Send a custom audition or sample for review and approval.

  • Record the project

    • Self-produced audio (record, edit, and master) at my professional home studio.

    • Editing and Mastering are included in services (unless otherwise negotiated)

    • 48 hour turnaround for projects less than 10 minutes or 1,500 words

  • Submit the final recording for approval