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    book recording

    I have been offered some work making cd's for ESL books and dictionaries. Does anyone have an idea of how the fee structure works, is it per hour or per word or what? Thanks for your help.

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    Re: book recording

    Quote Originally Posted by clarer
    Does anyone have an idea of how the fee structure works, is it per hour or per word or what?
    Would that question not be better asked of the company for which you will be working?
    Excuse me for not taking this seriously .....

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    Re: book recording

    Yes, but I was interested to see what the going rate was for this kind of work. I was told that after the first block was finished I could tell them how much I would charge. This is completely new to me so I was curious what was reasonable as far this was concerned, I could be way off in either direction so I wanted a ballpark. Thanks

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    Re: book recording

    Going rate is probably what people are willing to accept....in Thailand you often get shit work for shit money which is often acceptable to all of those involved.

    So really the question is how much are you worth (i.e. are you good or middling or shite) and are they willing to pay for good/middling or shite.....basically. Will you be happy to take a big wage on the condition that for every mistake you make your docked x amount etc.???

    Hard to say really....between you and the company!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by clarer
    Yes, but I was interested to see what the going rate was for this kind of work. I was told that after the first block was finished I could tell them how much I would charge. This is completely new to me so I was curious what was reasonable as far this was concerned, I could be way off in either direction so I wanted a ballpark. Thanks
    I'll give you an example...some business classes can cost say 700 Baht or so an hour (probably some for even less)...others 3,000 Baht plus!!!
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    Re: book recording

    Thanks Ken, I'll see how the first book goes and then re-negotiate based on that...
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    By the way they are recording my voice for a cd, not me proof reading or anything..
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    Re: book recording

    LoL...read the posts Ken!

    We did that once and we paid NOTHING!!!

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    Re: book recording

    I'd go with 800/hr
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    Re: book recording

    great....I can sort of know what to expect.

    I'm kind of excited about it, should be interesting, although the novelty will probably wear off pretty quickly after several hours in a recording studio..

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    Re: book recording

    Quote Originally Posted by clarer
    YesI was told that after the first block was finished I could tell them how much I would charge.
    I think this is how we got ours free.

    Joking...but do you actually believe that???
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    It can take hours Clarer....which is why I HIGHLY doubt you'll get 800 Baht an hour (or anywhere near that)...fingers crossed though!!!
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    Re: book recording

    Well yeah, because it was through a mutual friend who I trust. We'll see the worst is a few hours spent...and a new experience.

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    Re: book recording

    If they don't pay or treat you nice you could deliberately mispronounce some long words and hold them to ransom

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    Re: book recording

    Ahh well in that case...semi-fair enough...always get some figure in advance though would be my advise...even from a 'friend'!!! Is the friend in charge of the finances though?
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    ^ Def,

    But she won't know until AFTER she's done it.

    And I'm surprised that speaking out loud is a new experience...shit I do it as a type and that
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    Re: book recording

    nope, just through my TESOL course, he is very legit.
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    I meeting her this week to dicuss the materials and then to the recording studio this weekend.
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    Re: book recording

    Quote Originally Posted by clarer
    to the recording studio this weekend
    Rock 'n' roll!

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    Re: book recording

    more like ABC ha ha

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