By Stephanie Ciccarelli
May 8, 2007
Just how far do you need to take your added value services for clients?
Is tweaking scripts for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes a part of the business, or is that something that should be charged for in addition to the voice over work?
Share your opinions here at VOX Daily.
I love receiving story ideas.
Recently, Robin Rowan, voice talent and a prolific story idea producer, sent us this:
This happens way too often:
You accept a job from a client you've never met and all you have to go by is the lead they placed on Voices.com. Once you negotiate a price and discuss deadlines, they agree to send you the script via e-mail. When it arrives, you print it out and gasp in horror at the paper in front of you: major mis-spellings, poor grammar, run-on or incomplete sentences, improper use of words... you get the idea.
• Call them back and tell them "No Thanks?"
• Do you set to work rewriting copy?
• Do you call and "suggest" script changes?
• Or do you cut it EXACTLY the way it's written and just be happy you got paid????
So, what do you do at present?
Looking forward to hearing about how you handle these scripting inconveniences!
Let the comments roll :)
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