By Stephanie Ciccarelli
November 1, 2011
Do you ever wonder about how you should quote for projects with enormous word counts?
We've worked out a formula you can use for preparing quotes for clients when a script's word count exceeds 100,000 words.
Take a look at what we've shared and also let us know what the word count of the longest script you've ever recorded was!
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Earlier today we received an email from one of our voice talent customers who was trying to sort out how much she should charge a client for a 179,000 project. Not a bad problem to have, wouldn't you agree?
Here's how we broke down the math:
Average speaking speed is 125 words per minute
179,000 / 125 = 1200 minutes
1200 minutes / 60 minutes in an hour = 20 hours
It's good to have a finished hourly rate for edited material on hand. If the work is comparable to audiobooks, the going rate is between $200-$300 per edited hour. Let's go with $250.
20 hours X $250/hour = $5000.
As always, when working with clients off the site we recommend 50% upfront and 50% due immediately upon receipt of the finished work.
Whether in the hundreds, thousands or hundreds of thousands word wise, we'd love to hear from you!
Be sure to comment below or write in via email to let us know.
P.S. If you've had experience quoting for these kind of jobs and want to add your thoughts, feel free to share how you did it too!
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