Proof-Listening

I do what is called Quality Control 1, in audiobook production. I make sure the audio reading matches the text. I listen for mispronunciations and other mistakes. Mistakes happen much more often than you think. Narrators are people, too. They misread words and names, and sometimes repeat a word twice. But you don't want that in your audiobook.

 

I am quite OCD when it comes to proof-listening your work. Being a lover of audiobooks myself, I am very attentive to what works and what doesn't. I listen for anything that keeps you from presenting natural, clear-sounding audio that is pleasing to the listeners' ear.

 

Using your provided script , I will listen to your audiobook and take note of any:

  • Misreads

  • Mispronunciations

  • Background Noises

  • Editing Errors

  • Audio errors

  • Glitches

  • Spacing - Pointing out any inappropriate gaps in speech which may sound dis-jointed or unnatural

  • Pacing

  • Chapter/Sub-Chapter/Scene spaces

 

Anything that may sound distracting to listeners.

All will be noted clearly in a proof-report in which I will include:

  • Timestamps

  • Page Numbers (If applicable)

  • What I heard

  • What was written

  • Any other comments

My rate for Proof-Listening is $20 per finished hour of audio.