I offer a variety of podcast-related services to help you streamline and improve your podcast, audiobook, or other audio projects. Rates are negotiable and flexible. Payment is expected in advance, via PayPal, for all services. This protects both of us. Please contact me via the form below before sending payment for any services.
I will record a trailer for your podcast. You provide the script and I will read it as written. Theme music will need to be provided as well. If you are using copyrighted music, proof of permission to use the copyrighted music will also need to be provided.
I will record, edit, and produce the trailer for $35. This will be a fully-produced trailer ready to upload to your hosting provider. Scripts should be no longer than 3 minutes.
If you need help writing and/or editing a script, I’m happy to work with you on that for a small additional fee.
You’ve done the hard part: recording your podcast episode. Now comes the tedious part: editing out any errors and applying some post-production techniques to make your audio sound professional.
This can sometimes take hours to complete. Mixing together an interview, taking out lengthy “uhms” and “ahhs,” or removing unnecessary chatter and noises takes up valuable time. I can do all of that for you. Once edited, I can send it back to you for approval or upload it immediately to your media host.
Rates start at $125 per finished hour of audio (1 hour minimum). If you send me 75 minutes of audio and I edit it down to 57 minutes you’ll be charged for 1 hour. After the first hour, you will be billed in 15-minute increments. This is not an hourly rate. If it takes me 3 hours to edit 45 minutes of audio you only pay $125.
Turnaround time is 48-72 hours for up to 3 finished hours. If you need it sooner, there is a $50 fee.
Voice-Over Rate Schedule
The following voice-over rates are for error-free, English scripts (fiction or non-fiction). Don’t send me your rough draft. I’m not opposed to mild profanity but if your script is laden with f-bombs or other content I deem objectionable you may want to find someone else. Think along the lines of a PG-13 movie. I reserve the right to reject any script for any reason.
Audio with no post-processing
$50 for the first 500 words
$100 for 501-1,000 words
$200 for 1,001-2,500 words
$300 for 2,501-4,000 words
$500 for 4,001-5000 words (up to 60 finished minutes)
All projects will be completed within 5 days. Need it sooner? For $150 more I’ll expedite your project and have it done in 48 hours. For projects over 5,000 words add $100 per additional 1,000 words up to 10,000. I cannot provide rush jobs for scripts longer than 5,000 words. Projects over 10,000 words will need to be negotiated.
For processed audio please add $50 to each tier. Processing includes noise-reduction (if necessary), compression, removal of breaths and other “mouth noises”, and some minor audio enhancements. Additional post-processing is possible if you want “perfect” audio but will increase the amount of time needed to complete the project and therefore, the rate.
“I’ve used John’s services on numerous occasions. Sometimes for his exceptional acting. Sometimes for his podcast editing. John never disappoints. The integrity of his work and prompt turnaround times not only keep you on track, but it also enriches all he does.” – J.S. Earls, SUPERSONIC Pod Comics
“I’ve worked with John on a couple of audiobook projects. His sound quality is excellent, and his voice acting and response to deadlines are always professional. I won’t hesitate to call on him any time I need him for future projects.” —Scott Roche, author of Ginnie Dare: Crimson Sands.
“John Wilkerson is a focused performer who brings his A-game and is also fun to work with.” —Paeter Frandsen, Spirit Blade Productions
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