Your Voice-Over Professional
Last active: 19 days ago
Your Voice-Over Pro!
Here's what others say about me:
->Great quality work! Highly recommended! - Amos Ordan
->Outstanding job! Fast and excellent. Great communication & very professional. - Shelly Admont
->Rick was great to work with. I recommend him highly - Nickolas Bochkarev
->Rick was incredible supportive on a tough project. Will def hire him again - Rose White
->Great results. I got more than I asked for. - Avi Salmon
->Highest quality work in no time. Fantastic job. Highly recommended - Cesar Mendez
->Perfect, excellent, brilliant work. Rick is amazing. - Ievgen Rudenko
->Great quality work. An outstanding freelancer. - Houcem Rihane
->Great job. Rick went above and beyond - Gabriela Jerez
Hi! I'm a USA-born, raised & educated radio & TV professional with over 25 years in broadcasting, now satisfying audio and video clients worldwide! Your scripts will come to life with my smooth and polished vocal style, done the way you want; and guaranteed to be phrased properly, grammatically correct + delivered on time at a reasonable cost.
My voice will make your projects come alive with the feelings and emotions you originally had in mind when you first logged into oDesk! Your videos will become your visions in both sight and sound as I tailor-make them to your exact specifications.
For short story novelists, I will take your slides or video and combine them smoothly and professional with my audio to create a beautifully finished product in HD-quality that you can then upload to Amazon Kindle, YouTube or any other Internet-based site with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
In my audio-only work, I specialize in mono, stereo and multi-channel recordings for radio and television ads, video narrations, documentaries, tutorials, telephone messages, podcasts, company presentations, movie trailers, and practically anything else in audio that requires a clean, clear voice to complete your project to your exact specifications.
My audio-editing background as a specialist in radio and television engineering assures you of professional-quality results, done quickly and right the first time. I use high tech digital equipment to edit any audio file in any format, eliminate noise or enhance it to your most demanding specifications. I have been doing this from before the digital age and I have become very comfortable and proficient at it. Take a look at my oDesk profile where you will find universally excellent reviews from my clients.
For additional information and audio demos, please check out my page at http://voice123.com/rickshultz. . I also do quite a bit of narrative work for children's enhanced eBooks and you can view and listen to samples of these projects at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y2y7uoqms97yxw0/Eqho_q13j3.
My normal rate is $50.00 net for one hour of finished voice-over production, which is $55.56 including the oDesk 10% surcharge. The problem is that this rate may seem a bit misleading because actual production time can be as much as 6 times the length of the finished product.
Please let me explain. For most oDesk projects, the hourly rate is the amount of time required to produce a finished product or do a certain task, such as writing an article, designing code, customer service or consulting. These sorts of projects are done in one single step from start to finish. However, voice-overs have to be done in multiple steps.
The first step in creating a finished voice-over recording is to create the original raw recording. The second step is to finish the recording by editing and properly timing the raw version. This is the most difficult step as it requires much attention to detail and can be extremely time-consuming. The third and final step is to produce the final recording in the required format and upload it to the client.
One of the foremost authorities on this subject is ACX, which sets standards for Amazon.com audio books. The ACX guidelines state that final recording rates should be 6x the raw recording rate. I think this is too much. I normally charge 4x because I do this for a living and can do it quickly and more efficiently than most of the competition. In some special cases I will lower this rate to 3x for regular repeat clients whom I have worked with comfortably in the past.
Professional and personalized service is my number one priority. I would like you to join the ranks of my satisfied clients. Let us see what we can do together! I await your call or message, and I am looking forward to working with you soon!
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