QA Gave Us 3 Small Technical Errors – Which is a Good Thing.

I recieved an email from ACX Quality Assurance (QA) saying that they have given us 3 small technial errors which we need to correct before procceding

This is a good thing for 2 reasons, and before you start thinking I’m mad let me explain.

1. QA is a good thing. Both Cari and myself want to create the best Audio book possiable, so having a QA proccess is just like having a proof reader or an editor when writing a book.

Also knowing that the finished product will have pasted a QA process can only be good for the customer.

2. We only got 3 small technical error, which lets face it, is not bad at all for the first time.

Anyway, we have fixed the errors, well I say we have fixed the errors, what I mean is Cari has fixed all the errors and re submitted the audio book to ACX QA.

Fingers Crossed

Alan

The Narrator of the Audio Book – Echoes of a Storm

I thought you might like to know a bit more about the narrator of the Audio Book.  So I asked Cari to send me a quick pen pic of herself.  Please see below.

 

Hello All!

My name is Cari Scholtens and I live in Michigan, USA.  I am a schoolteacher and basketball/track coach by day and by night, when the VO signal shows upon the sky, I read audiobooks.

I got into voice work when I won a contest through the gaming company Bioware for their AAA title Mass Effect: Andromeda.  I play several roles in the game and got a trip to Los Angeles and an IMDB credit for it.  It also got me a little recognition in the voice-over community.  Since then, I have landed several roles including voice-over for Grisha MacLaggin in the upcoming fanfilm “Voldemort: Origins of the Heir” and several audiobooks including “Echoes of a Storm”.

I am eager for you all to be able to hear the work Alan and I have put together on this project and I certainly hope I do his work justice!  Thank you all for your support of “Echoes of a Storm!”

Cari

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The Narrator

For an audio book to work, you need three things:

a. A good story
b. Someone to bring that story to life
c. The ability to work together

I am extermely luckly to have Cari Scholten narrate the book,and bring the story and character to life.

So, that you can learn a little more about Cari and her work etc, i’ve asked her to provide me a couple of paragarphs that I can post here.

As i have said before, writing is a very anti social hobby. You disappear for days at a time, to bash away at a keyboard in the vain hope that someone will like what you have written 🙂

Its only after the writing process ends does it become a more interactive process. In my case, sending it to the wonderful Lisa W (hello Lisa) for proof reading and suggestions.

Asking the talented Saskia Schnell to design the cover.

Shoving copies under friends to give feedback.

That is where writing becomes extremely inter active and where some of the best future story lines come from.

However, i still had control over what went on and in the books.

That totally changes when you have to hand over your precious work to someone you hardly know and let them interperate it in their own way.

And that will be the subject of my next post. The differnce between working with people on book and an Audio Book.

Alan

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