Rates Terms and Conditions
They be more like Guidelines really...
~ Captain Barbosa, Capt'n O' da Black Pearl he be
with a Really Big Hat!
Prices shown in Canadian Dollars. You have multiple payment options and even in your own currencey worldwide. I endeavour to make it an easy and respectful process from start to finish.
Just to keep things simple.....
Voice-over rates are based on a number of variables:
the medium (radio, television, internet),
the market (local, national, international),
and the use of the audio;
Rates can be determined per project, length of script, per word or per line;
The more specific you are about what you want, the easier it is to give you an informed quote, and the read you need;
The prices below are “starting at” rates. Should your budget differ from what's shown, let's chat.
Remember I'm always happy to provide a free custom sample before confirming a booking!
Figures are for the North American market. Smaller market share may equate to smaller quotes.
If you have a pre-existing way of quoting not seen below (eg. explainer videos on a per minute basis), let me know and I can see if we’re a fit!
Basic Studio Fee (BSF) Covers the following:
Hiring of the Studio & Equipment
Experience & Training
Export & Storage for 2 years
Fee: $250.00 per hour
Corporate: (Includes training, IVR Phone Systems, web, explainer videos)
Basic session fee (starting fee) is $250. This includes VAT, and also covers:
- To voice and edit my reads so you have a clean, produced and broadcast quality audio file or RAW, if you prefer.
- Studio hire
- 'Non-broadcast' usage on: client website / client social media channels / internal training / eLearning.
- Retakes in case of errors.
- Option to listen in via Skype, Zoom, Source Connect, ISDN and ipDTL also available.
- Supply of fully edited voice over tracks in broadcast-quality WAV format (or other format of your choice).
- Free retakes, for talent mistakes, as long as they are not necessitated by changes in the script after the initial audio was recorded. The recording of a script that was revised after the first text was officially approved and recorded, is regarded and billed as a new project.
Depending upon the size of the job/client and if the work will be extensively used on the web, then usage could be added on top, at up to 100% of the session fee per project. License fees for usages of increments of 3 months, 1-2 & 3 years are available depending upon usage needs.
There are three price rates I offer:
Raw audio at 0.15 per word,
edited audio at 0.25 per word,
edited audio with file creation at 0.35 per word.
The minimum order amount is $200
Character Voices - Games and Animation
See me for quote or order Studio for hire
If you prefer per line rates here.
Should you have a different budget, don't be shy, let's chat. I work with everyone from Earth to Endor and even in the Delta Quadrant, non borg of course (star trek reference there ;-) )
Download My Rate Guides for Games
If in doubt, message me to discuss a quote
Indie VA Rate Guide
AI / Test to Speech / Speech Synthesis, etc.
An AI rider is included with your contract for all services. Costs are not the same as normal narration or studio for hire rates, so please request a free QUOTE
Payment Terms and Conditions:
Once my services have been officially engaged, the agreed fee is payable within 15 days of invoice via bank transfer or Credit Card via Stripe. Payment via Paypal must be agreed in advance, and will incur a 6% charge to cover their fees.
Time are tuff for everyone in our world. Thus, have added multiple options for global payments, hopefully in your local currency. Some options are even buy now pay later which allow you to break your project payments down into more manageable instalment payments. You recieve the quality, efficiently and attention to detail your project deserves while not breaking the bank.
Options now available:
Once you have approved your project, your invoice is emailed to you for payment at your chosen terms - immediate, 7/15/30 days net. Any further changes, either to the script or project, would have to be negotiated and billed as a new order.
To be approved for ongoing invoicing:
1. 1st order will be payment in full immediately upon receipt.
2. 2nd Order 50% deposit before work begins, then invoicing will be accepted for the balance.
3. Subsequent orders can then be made via invoicing with 10% deposit
(as long as invoicing remains in good order per agreed upon terms ie: net 15 days, net 30 etc.)
If you think payment could take longer than 15 days, then this must be agreed to in advance. If outstanding payment exceeds thirty days without prior agreement, fees will be applied to the total as per the Late Payment of Commercial Debt Act of 2002.
Revisions - Terms and Conditions:
With self-directed sessions (when you will not be listening in to me as I record), I will normally send you a sample to approve, or ask you to cite one of my previous projects as a guide to how you want me to voice your project. Assuming that the approach has been agreed - if you aren't 100% happy with the submitted recording afterwards, I am happy to attempt again until you are completely satisfied. If script changes are made after the recording, I will charge a revision fee. This fee will be proportionate to the extent of the changes made to the script, so feel free to raise this before recording takes place if you want to discuss a particular project.
With directed sessions (where you have listened in and provided feedback during the recording), I will give you a copy of every take recorded during the session, so you can pick and choose what you want. We will have agreed in advance how long the session should be to cover everything in your project, and confirmed a price accordingly. If the session necessitates going over the agreed time, then I will charge according to my basic studio fee rate of $250 per hour unless verbally agreed during the session. This would be a minimum of $60 for up to 15 minutes, $125 for an extra half hour, or payment for the full hour for any longer.
Easy as1-2-3, Magic
Are you itching to let your message burst forth like confetti in the ears of your audience? Got a tale that's been tapping its foot impatiently, waiting for its moment in the spotlight? Or maybe a course that's whispering, "Narrate me!"? And let's not forget that video game or animation character who's in dire need of a voice with a splash of attitude. Whether it's a pulse-pounding game, a plot-twisting animation, a polyglot localization, a show-stopping commercial, employee enlightenment, or a brand story extravaganza, I'm the wizard who turns getting a voice over into a spell as easy as saying 1-2-3! 🎙️🪄