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We're looking for a man with a neutral American accent to read a classic statistics book from the 1950's that has a conversational, dry-witted tone. It's important that the tone doesn't get too sarcastic, and sounds more like a parent pointing out some important observations than someone just making fun of people. There are parts of the book that ask the reader to imagine certain visual elements, so we need someone who can use emphasis well in order to keep things as clear as possible.
We're asking our narrator to provide uncompressed, fully edited and proofed WAV files for this book, and are looking to get moving on it quite quickly. It's a short project, so we're hoping to find someone who can fit it into their schedule quite quickly (hopefully finished before the middle of October). 2015-09-23 20:23:56 GMT 2015-09-30 15:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed and fulfilled 15 15 0 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far. Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 15 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 15 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
a mighty lot of crime around here,” said
my father-in-law a little while after he
moved from Iowa to California. And so
there was—in the newspaper he read. It
is one that overlooks no crime in its own
area and has been known to give more
attention to an Iowa murder than was
given by the principal daily in the region
in which it took place.
My father-in-law’s conclusion was
statistical in an informal way. It was
based on a sample, a remarkably biased
one. Like many a more sophisticated
statistic it was guilty of semiattachment:
It assumed that newspaper space given
to crime reporting is a measure of crime
A few winters ago a dozen
investigators independently reported
figures on antihistamine pills. Each
showed that a considerable percentage
of colds cleared up after treatment. A
great fuss ensued, at least in the
advertisements, and a medical-product
boom was on. It was based on an
eternally springing hope and also on a
curious refusal to look past the statistics
to a fact that has been known for a long
time. As Henry G. Felsen, a humorist
and no medical authority, pointed out
quite a while ago, proper treatment will
cure a cold in seven days, but left to
itself a cold will hang on for a week.
So it is with much that you read and
hear. Averages and relationships and
trends and graphs are not always what
they seem. There may be more in them
than meets the eye, and there may be a
good deal less.
The secret language of statistics, so
appealing in a fact-minded culture, is
employed to sensationalize, inflate,
confuse, and oversimplify. Statistical
methods and statistical terms are
necessary in reporting the mass data of
social and economic trends, business
conditions, “opinion” polls, the census.
But without writers who use the words
with honesty and understanding and
readers who know what they mean, the
result can only be semantic nonsense.
In popular writing on scientific
matters the abused statistic is almost
crowding out the picture of the whitejacketed
hero laboring overtime without
time-and-a-half in an ill-lit laboratory.
Like the “little dash of powder, little pot
of paint,” statistics are making many an
important fact “look like what she ain’t.”
A well-wrapped statistic is better than
Hitler’s “big lie” it misleads, yet it
cannot be pinned on you.
This book is a sort of primer in ways
to use statistics to deceive. It may seem
altogether too much like a manual for
swindlers. Perhaps I can justify it in the
manner of the retired burglar whose
published reminiscences amounted to a
graduate course in how to pick a lock
and muffle a footfall: The crooks already
know these tricks; honest men must learn
them in self-defense.
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