You've written your book, edited it, had it proofread, and fixed all the mistakes. Now you've handed it over to a narrator, and those checks become essential again because even the most seasoned professionals will have errors slip through. That's where audiobook proofing comes in. As an avid audiobook listener and reviewer, I know how important quality is, and trust me when I say it does not go unnoticed.
Some errors can be minor, like saying "didn't" instead of "did not", and will often go unnoticed by the listener. The big ones though... mispronunciations, repeated words, dropped words, character voice inconsistencies, miscellaneous background noises, weird pauses... they're the sort of thing that people notice. This can mean anything from a listener leaving a bad review to returning the audiobook for a refund. These things can cost you lost sales, now and in the future.
The good news is getting it right before you publish is as easy as getting an audiobook proofer involved. Proofers come in when the book is fully edited and ready for its final check for mistakes. With so much competition out there, you can't afford the consequences of not making sure your audiobook is as polished as it can be before releasing it to the world.
I listen to a lot of audiobooks. It's why I started this site! Not only do I listen to the story, I also listen to the quality of production, including for those troublesome errors that pull listeners out of the moment. My goal is to elevate the quality of your audiobook to the next level, so the comments you get about the quality are praises and not complaints.
You get quality proofing of your audiobook and a list of notes detailing any issues. All proofing is done at 1x speed so as not to rush and miss anything. As a bonus, I'll also take notes about the book itself so I can post a review of it as soon as the audiobook is published.
Reach out to me via [email protected] with your book details. My rates are a flat US$15 per finished hour of the audiobook, prorated at 20-minute increments (i.e. $5 / 20 minutes). For example, a length of 8 hours 10 minutes would cost $125 (8 x $15 + 1 x $5). If it takes me longer to proof your book, you do not pay any extra. Payment accepted via PayPal, direct bank deposit, or certain cryptocurrencies on request.
I need a PDF copy of the manuscript the voice actor is reading to, and each chapter as an individual MP3 file uploaded to an online dropbox. Once proofing is finished and delivered, these are deleted for your peace of mind.
The main stipulation I have is that it meets the review submission guidelines as published here.