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This job involves recording multiple words and sentences, one at a time, in separate mini-recordings. The recorded words and sentences are intended to help English learners from developing countries. For this reason, each word/sentence must be pronounced slowly (roughly 30% slower than normal conversation) and very clearly. Despite being spoken slowly, a given sentence should be spoken emotively (non-robotically), with emotions appropriate to the sentence.
The words and sentences will be displayed on a website that provides English learning free of charge to the visitor. The website's aim is to archive large amounts of recorded audio language instruction.
My rates are: I pay you by the mini-recording (by the MP3 file), rather than by the hour or work or by the minute of recording. This job consists of 50 Word Groups. A Word Group consists of 1 word and 3 sentences (thus, four separate MP3s). I pay $0.50 per word, and $1.00 per sentence. So that's $3.50 per Word Group, and for 50 Word Groups, the total payment would be $175 (before the addition I describe below).
This job additionally has 9 extra sentences to record. At $1.00 per sentence, that adds $9 to the $175, for a total payment of $184.
You will need to name each MP3 file according to a name I specify, but these filenames will be readily available to you and it will simply be a matter of copy/paste. The MP3s should be encoded at 128 kbps.
I'll need the files sent to me on a CD (unless you have an FTP site, which is even better), and I'll cover postage costs.
I will give full instruction and guidance as to my recording needs, and will be available to answer questions. All of the words and sentences are very simple (i.e. appropriate for beginning/intermediate English learners).
You will need to have MS Excel to be able to view the script with words/sentences.
You'll need to use professional recording equipment, to keep noise and plosives to an absolute minimum.
You can be located anywhere, including non-US countries, but you must be a native USA English speaker, without a strong regional accent (i.e. no strong Southern, Boston, Long Island, etc. accents please).
The turnaround time for the whole job will need to be within 3 weeks.
In case you aren't chosen for the current job, it's still quite likely I'll contact you for future jobs, of which there will be several. I'd like to have a wide variety of professional voices on the site. So I'll keep you in my Favorites for next time.
No need to submit a customized test read now (I'll listen to your standard tests), but if I contact you, I'll ask you to submit one Word Group's worth of (4) MP3's, so I can doublecheck that they conform to the iLearnWords style, and can give feedback.
Thanks for considering this project!
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