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In order for me to hit the mark vocally, I need a clue as to where the target is located. And in order to negotiate a fair fee, the job description should be detailed. So, please take time and explain in detail your project, its target, listening market, and your other requirements - as well as voice direction if necessary.  Most audio can normally be provided within 24 hours or less providing your text is approved and ready for production.
Long form narrations may take longer depending on length.

 

Please follow the questionnaire in your response, and I will get back to you quickly with a fair and reasonable quote.

 

I sincerely hope to be working with you! - M Lewis
(Be sure to bookmark this page for future payment if applicable.)

 

Questionnaire

A) What is the total word count of your text?
MARKET
Please choose one or more of the following:
B) Is this ON HOLD / PHONE MESSAGES / VOICEMAIL / IVR ?
C) Is this NON-BROADCAST USE / IN STORE / E-LEARNING / MULTIMEDIA / iPHONE APPS / GAMING? 
D) Is this INTERNET ONLY USAGE / WEB EXPLANATION VIDEO?
E) Is this an AUDIOBOOK?
F) Is this PODCAST - OPENER AND CLOSER?
G) Is this MOVIE PROMO?
H) Is this (BROADCAST) LONG FORM NARRATION / DOCUMENTARY?
I) Is this RADIO / TV - IMAGING AND PROMO?
J) Is this RADIO STATION BULK - LOCAL MARKET?
K) Is this CHANGES TO SCRIPTS AFTER BOOKING (REVISIONS)?
L) Is this ADDITIONAL LOADINGS / TAGS - BROADCAST?
M) Is this CHARACTER VOICES?
*****N) Is this PRODUCTION OF AUDIO - (ADD CLIENT SUPPLIED MUSIC + EFFECTS or EDIT FILES)?
O) Is this USAGE (This is only valid if the recording is for RADIO or TV)
RADIO & TV SPOTS THAT WILL AIR *LESS* THAN 5 STATES *WILL NOT* INCL. NYC / LA or CHI?
P) Is this RADIO & TV SPOTS THAT WILL AIR IN 5 OR *MORE* STATES?
Q) Is this (UK) REGIONAL BROADCAST ONLY - SMALL MARKETS?
R) Is this (OTHER COUNTRIES) AIRING IN A REGIONAL MARKET?
S) Is this (UK) AIRING IN A CAPITAL CITY?
T) Is this (OTHER COUNTRIES) AIRING IN A CAPITAL CITY?
U) is this RADIO & TV SPOTS THAT WILL ALSO BE USED ONLINE?
V) Is this INFOMERCIALS (Airing anywhere in one country)?
W) Is this INTERNATIONAL TV or RADIO?

  

In addition to entering your contact information, please follow this simple format in the message area:

*Word Count (ex: 450 etc)

*Market (ex: B, C, D, E, etc  / or if choosing more than one (ex:) P + N etc)

*Vocal style/Direction (ex: friendly, trailer, distinguished  / appeals to professionals etc)
*Format (WAV, MP3, AIF etc)

*Date needed

*Special delivery (if applicable) (ie: ftp, alternate email etc)
(Note: If you choose to send your text doc now, please click on the               icon below to attach via your email program)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAYMENT TERMS

In an electronic world, both fraud and privacy protection are vital for both me- The Producer and you- The Client. As a result, I work on the 50-50 system. I only require half my fee as a deposit to get production started, and for the remaining balance when the job is done. If you were directed here via a P2P website, then of course the project would need to be awarded to me and the full milestone/escrow would need to be placed in order for production to commence.

 

Outside of P2P websites, once the invoice is paid in full, I will release your work via my secure FTP server or service.  If you require proof of the completed production before paying the remaining balance, I am more than happy to simply send a sample of the completed project or a screen shot showing multiple, completed files. If you require an invoice for your company records, please say so, and I will quickly send one to you.

 

CHANGES / REVISIONS

In the case of P2P websites- once the full milestone/escrow has been placed (not necessarily released), OR, if dealing with me direct and the project paid in full - you require slight changes in style, delivery or pronunciation in certain parts of your text, they are offered free of charge providing they are fair and within reason. However, understand that I rely heavily on the client to provide detailed input and direction "prior" to production, which includes unfamiliar word pronunciation guides outside of normal, conversational English- ie: medical terms, foreign names etc. If the client does not provide that information in advance of production, then I go with the best style and delivery based on my experience with your type of subject matter. Any changes to the original text however, will incur an additional fee.

 

Retention of Title: The seller retains title to goods until they are fully paid for. In layman’s terms: until the client has paid in full and the money has cleared my account, I own the material.

 

Thank you for your business and understanding.

Professionally yours,

M Lewis Sauerwein

 

 

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