Audiobook Production Checklist
Smooths Process For You And Client
March 13, 2012
By Tom Dheere
I’m fortunate enough to have already narrated five audiobooks this year, with at least one more in the pipeline.
Each has been a challenging and fulfilling experience in their own right. As a result, I have compiled a checklist to make sure the experience goes smoothly for both myself and the client.
Perhaps it will help you, too ...
AUDIOBOOK PRODUCTION CHECKLIST
1. Establish a deadline
2. Get the finalized script at least one week in advance of the first recording session.
3. Only accept the manuscript as a PDF file or other Read-Me only file.
4.For non-fiction, read at least a few chapters ahead before the first recording session. For fiction, it's best practice to read the entire book before recording.
5. If fiction; establish characterizations, genders, and accents.
6. If non-fiction, determine if the client wants footnotes to be read.
7. Get a pronunciation guide.
8. Get the audio settings and file format.
9. Get the method of delivery information.
10. Get the Intro and Outro.
11. Make sure the script has page numbers.
12. Find out the page range to begin and end narration.
Tom Dheere is a 15-year veteran of the voice over industry. He has narrated almost one thousand projects spanning every area of the industry, including commercials, audiobooks, and video games. His Good Karma Network (GKN) has an international following and has been the subject of numerous articles and features.
Good Karma Network: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GKN
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