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Rates: $25 per work hour
Bio: Professional audio book director with 12 years’ experience, working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment business, including William Friedkin, Joe Mantegna, Lou Diamond Phillips, Deepak Chopra, Lucie Arnaz and dozens of award-winning audiobook narrators. Also does script prep and proofing. Has worked for major audiobook publishers and studios, including Brilliance Audio, Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Deyan Audio and Blunder Woman Productions.
Rates: $25-$40 per hour depending on complexity
Areas of Specialty: Languages: Both American and British English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Latin (biological and theological), Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Scandinavian languages, and tribal languages from several continents. All areas of science (biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, astronomy, etc.), medicine, and psychology, geography, history, war, art, business, law, music, and more.
Bio: I have undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in ancient languages, postgraduate certificates in Spanish, French, Clinical Psychology, and Geography, and am currently working on a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology. I have nearly 10 years of experience working in the audiobook industry as a pronunciation researcher, script-preparer (including character sheets), and proofer.
Rates: $25 per finished hour
Bio: I have a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration Leadership and Policy, with over 8 years in the Higher Education arena. My undergrad background is in architecture and fine art. I have provided prep and QC work for various narrators, including my wife Heather Costa. Other clients include Scott Brick, Jeffrey Kafer, Ronnie Butler, Mary Jane Conlon, Xe Sands and Ann Richardson. I also freelance with Common Mode, Deyan Audio and Tree Cave Studios.
Rates: $15 per work hour
Areas of Specialty: Latin
Bio: Mary has worked for years for many in the audio book industry, comes highly recommended!
Rates: $40 per work hour
Areas of Specialty: Medical, French and Spanish speaker
Bio: Co-founder and curator of AudioEloquence.com; I have a doctorate in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama; two master’s degrees in English literature and theater lit. I’ve done freelance research for Blackstone, Perpetua Productions (now Podium), and individual narrators.
Rates: $30 per work hour
Areas of Specialty: European languages
Bio: I’ve done audiobook pronunciation/language research for over 30 years, first for the Library of Congress’ Talking Books program, and for the past decade for the commercial audiobook industry. My clients include Blackstone Audio among publishers, and Scott Brick among narrators. In all my years of doing this, I’ve dealt with countless languages from all across the globe, from French to Farsi, from Chinese to Cherokee.