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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:32 pm    Post subject: Quick rates question ... pronunciation gig Reply with quote

Hi friends!
Anyone done a gig where they're simply pronouncing words or names for a dictionary app or some such? Would that fall under "e-learning per-word" rates?
Thanks for any info. I'm trying to nail down a quote ...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd just go by an hourly rate in studio. If you're reading for clarity you'll certainly read far less than 150 words per minute of narration. Plus you'll make more if you encounter words like antidisestablismentarianism or hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

connie t. has done a bunch of this kind of stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A agree with Bruce... you could be messing up a per-word rate with the slow diction required for this... unless, of course, you adjust your rate accordingly (e.g. up from a 25 cent rate to 35 or 40). What are the requirements for file splitting (hopefully not per word!)?

Alternatively, using 25 per word as a baseline, regular narration gives you $2,250 per finished hour (150wpm). Specify that as an hourly rate for finished deliverables with one second of room tone/silence between each word. Something like that should put you ahead of the game with some wiggle-room.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bruce wrote:
words like antidisestablismentarianism or hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.


Don't forget the ever popular floccinaucinihilipilification.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Upon deeper inspection, I have decided that this particular project would be on the upper end of the PITA scale.
So, pass.
Thank you, friends, for your help!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bish wrote:
What are the requirements for file splitting (hopefully not per word!)?


Oh, it is far more complicated than that. Hence the "no, thank you."

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the one where they wanted you to listen to accented files and replicate? Yeah. Uh. No.
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