Emma Clarke’s guide to hiring a voiceover

Recording audio for my clients is a really simple process; I record the audio and send you (my client) the mp3 or wav file(s) via email or ftp. If there are any weird pronunciations or acronyms I need to know how to say, I’d be grateful if you could give me a pronunciation breakdown before I record it. If there’s anything I’m not sure about, I’ll give you alternatives in the session so you’ve got plenty to work with.

In terms of turnaround time I always say at least one full business days’ turnaround, just to cover us for any tech issues. When you confirm the booking I’ll let you know when you can expect delivery of the files. If I’m ever not around for any reason (holidays or laryngitis!) my auto email will let you know if I’m not in the office and also my answerphone message will be updated too.

The price of recording voiceover audio will depend on a few factors:

  • Where the audio will be broadcast
  • Any additional platforms where the audio will be heard
  • How long it’ll be live
  • How long it takes to record
  • If any extra editing needs doing

The most important of those factors is the usage of the audio – where it’ll be broadcast.

Voiceovers grant licenses to customers enabling them to use the audio on platforms that have been agreed. There’s obviously a price difference in a license for a job that’ll be heard on one person’s voicemail message…and something that’ll be broadcast in the middle of the Superbowl.

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Emma’s a pleasure to work with, she always has something interesting to add to a job and I value her ideas and experience. Equally, I know I can rely on her to deliver exactly what she said she’d do exactly when she said she’d do it! Proof positive that you can be highly creative and beautifully organised too.
Pam Myers, audio producer, Rorschach


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