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Quality and Content Acceptability

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  • Angela Serrano #830202147

    Hi Douglas!

    You shouldn't have a problem because of the accent. We have clients who look for Southern accents so you may be able to match a client's requirements with that type of voice :) I actually encourage you to showcase the accents you can do really well! We never know when our clients may be in need of those skills.

    What I do notice is that there's some hiss in the recording. You can notice it clearly in the silent space at the beginning. During the recording, it's not very noticeable so it could be fixed by editing the spaces a little tighter. However, you may want to check your setup just in case the preamp or the cable can be adding some hiss there.

    Hope this helped! :) 

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  • Juan Santiago Mendoza #1067143947

    Hello, Douglas!

    I think you are on the right path. Here are a couple of suggestions that could improve the quality of your work.

    I think you did a great job as, correct me if I'm wrong, you recorded those 35 seconds in one take. There are some places where it no longer sounds as a conversation but as someone reading a passage from a book. At 0:28 - 0:30 it's clear how the rhythm changed; the voice sounds short of air and there's some mumbling.

    You don't have to record the whole script at once, it's better to record complete sentences or paragraphs. That way, you can spend more energy on each detail. Don't rush it. Take the time to pause, breath, change rhythm and intonation to give more life to the text. 

    I understand this is an audiobook, and I don't expect it to sound completely conversational, but I think you can slow it down a bit. Try reading half of what you read in those same 35 seconds being conscious of every word and how to interpret it. 

    You don't want to read the text aloud, you want to be the voice of the text. 

    I hope this helps!




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