I am a voice talent recording a very large online training course. I have finished several chapters for this employer and done my own editing (using Audacity), however there are about 50-60,000 words left to record. The client just emailed me to say they are moving the project deadline up and want the rest of the audio in about a week. I can record all these chapters in that time, but I cannot spend hours doing my own post-editing. So I am looking to subcontract the editing out to a freelancer.
- English should be your 1st language. I want to know that if I say a sentence a few times to try and achieve the right inflection, you're going to be able to hear the nuances and cut out the parts that sounded funky, to make a continuous sentence with the right inflection and tone.
- You need to be experienced and able to work faster than I would. Otherwise, it does me no good to hire someone else to do it for me. I expect you to have a minimum of 20 completed jobs of this type with excellent feedback in your freelancer profile, or be able to prove your experience on another site such as this one.
- I appreciate that you may have lots of other projects on at the moment. I am putting off my other clients until this is done, so I'm looking for someone who is free for the next 7-10 days to spend most of their time working on THIS project. I don't want to give my audio to someone who is going to then turn around and drag behind or be unresponsive.
- I know that I have a lot of Sybiliance/Plosivies and breath in my raw audio. I'm not recording in a fancy studio, I'm working with what I have in my home office. This is why I've included a sample of the raw audio, so you know what you're going to be cleaning up. If this is too difficult for you, then please don't bid. I want to receive well polished audio back from you that I don't feel the need to go in and touch up after you're done.
I am trying to be as clear and up front about this as I can, because I don't have time to mess around and I want to find someone who is confident in their abilities and will hopefully lead to future work, because if I can start handing off editing work to a 3rd party, that leaves 4x the hours for me to work on recording more projects. So hoping to find a great partner :)
I am uploading a sample file below. Before you bid, download this file and clean it up the way I have described above. You can include a link to it in your bid (like dropbox or soundcloud), or I will message you and request it in chat. If you can't provide this demo of your skills on my audio file sample, then your bid will be deleted. If you have less than 20 positive feedback for this type of audio work, your bid will be deleted. If your English skills seem they will hinder our communication and understanding, I'm sorry but I will more than likely delete your bid. I simply need someone who knows their stuff, if free at the moment to apply themselves to this project, and will deliver great results.
I can't really guess how many hours of recordings this is going to be, but I can tell you the scripts are about 50,000-60,000 words in total, broken into 6 modules. I will strive to give you audio for one module every 24-48 hours over the next 6 days once I have awarded you the project. I will set up a Milestone for each Module, and will expect them to be returned in the order received as soon as each one is completed. I will release Milestone as soon as I've listened to the file and am happy with it. I don't have to wait for any other person/client to approve it.
Sorry for the HUGE wall of text! Please put a little effort into your response, I'd like to feel like you're writing back to me, get a feel for your personality instead of receiving some cut & paste generic response. Those will also be deleted. Thanks!
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I will reduce anything in the recorded audio that might hinder the listeners ability to recognize the speakers words. I will be using a mix of waves and izotope.
Hi, My name is Panos. I could work on your project. I work as an audio engineer and cinematographer. Please contact me for further details. Regards, Panos