By Stephanie Ciccarelli
October 26, 2010
Have you ever wondered how long it might take you to record a given script?
If all you are armed with is a word count, the script of number of lines, have no fear... Edge Studio's voice over words-to-hours converter is here!
Take a look at this reference chart and see if you can make use of the information for your voice over career.
Note well: This is an estimate helper.
This handy-dandy converter for speech, line, word count, and reading time helps you determine HOW LONG THE COMPLETED script will be.
This chart is based upon: 12 point Arial, double-spaced, margin-to-margin.
à¹ Average person reads 3 words per second (range is 2 to 4)
à¹ Average person reads 88 words per half-minute (range is 60 to 120)
à¹ Average person reads 170 words per minute (range is 135 to 215)
à¹ Average person reads 10,320 words per hour (range is 8,625 to 12,030)
à¹ Average number of lines per page: 21
à¹ Average number of lines per 30-second spot: 7.5
à¹ Average number of lines per 60-second spot: 15
à¹ Average words per line: 13 (range is 8 to 18)
à¹ Average words per page: 273 (range is 168 to 378)
à¹ Average reading time per line: 4 seconds
à¹ Average reading time per page: 85 seconds
Let me know! I'm sure the team at Edge Studio would love to hear from you here on this posting.
Photo via Edge Studio
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