Non-Fiction Narration Sample
Middle Aged (35-54)
North American (General)
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Lesson four, communication is crucial. I can't emphasize that point enough. It's also a tricky point because communications a two way street. You can only provide one half of the equation. When I described my process about connecting with narrators, you'll see some ways that will help with estimating how good your perspective narrator is at communicating. But it's not foolproof. If they have questions about anything, you should be very responsive and thorough with your answers. The clearer your instructions, the better. The narrator will understand the project and the less work there will be for both of you. Later, when I asked narrators what they'd like from the rights holders, they quite often said, Better communication excerpt, too, to support other artists and make friends. This doesn't apply if you intend to read the book yourself, unless you really want to stretch the meaning. I find great satisfaction in supporting emerging narrators through the audiobook process. Don't get me wrong. I also enjoy working with established narrators who know the ropes Already. There's something wonderful about the discovery process, though that might just be the science teacher in me. During the audition process, you will likely get to interact with more than a dozen narrators at various stages of their career. Once you choose someone, you should work very closely with this person to see that the story vision is realized. I am not saying you'll immediately have an instant connection and be best friends, but I have made a few good friends over the years. I never would have met them if I didn't hire them to voice one of my books.