Cues for your engineer

Cues for your engineer

If you are an indie author, who narrates own books, or narrator, who’s working with outsourced audio engineer, please don’t forget to give your engineer clear sonic and visual cues to work with…

What am I talking about? When you make a false start or an error (almost inevitable both), make it clearly marked! Snap your fingers, cough, clap your hands, whatever… Audio engineer uses these sonic (and visual! see screenshot) cues to speedup the editing process. Such a simple thing speeds up the editing process by two times! If you pay your engineer on a hourly basis, it’s — literally — your money!

Here’s what the engineer sees on the monitor — see the image above (marker is a word WOOP).


If you need an advice or assessment, or you want me to prepare your audiobook for publishing, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

And always work with those you want to hug ツ

— Stan