Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
That's a great question, and the answer depends on more information from you!
Many factors influence our discussion of rates including:
- Budget | timeline
- Placement: Broadcast (Radio/TV) or Non-Broadcast
- Content Length: Runtime or script upload / word count
- Usage scope: # of weeks, in what market(s)
WHAT'S THE OVERALL PROCESS?
After we determine the terms, the timeline and your file specs, you send me a final version of the script. (Phonetic pronunciations of any unusual/technical/non-English words are always appreciated.)
Once you've received the completed audio files, please listen to them at your earliest convenience. If any performance-related "pick-ups"(revisions) are necessary, such as for proper emphasis, interpretation, or changes to pacing, I'll correct them quickly at no additional cost.
Script changes/additions requiring a new recording are additional.
WHAT HARDWARE |SOFTWARE Do YOU USe?
Neumann TLM 103, Sennheiser MKH 416, Sound Device USBPre 2, Twisted Wave, PT LE 8, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iPad.
In the biz, we call it 'broadcast quality,' and while I am in NYC, none of the sights, sounds or smells make it into my recordings.
Feel free to check out my Studio | Services page for more information.
DO YOU OFFER TRANSLATION SERVICES?
Yes, I work with an accredited team and if there are languages beyond our scope, here are some of the best full-service translation companies I recommend:
- Accredited Language Services
- MAPA Translation Services
- InterNation, Inc.
WHAT KIND OF TURN-AROUND TIME CAN I EXPECT?
Fast. Sometimes the same day, sometimes the next day. But as you'd expect, that could depend on my current schedule. Suffice it to say, I don't keep my clients waiting. It's my goal to keep you in the loop, deliver ahead of schedule and give you excellent service. That's why people hire me repeatedly.
What's the best way to REACH you?
Debbie@DebbieIrwin.com, or my cell 917-533-5452.
CAN YOU VOICE LIVE SHOWS?
Yes! Live announcing is fun and exciting! I've been behind the scenes at Alice Tully Hall, The Waldorf Astoria and Cipriani's.