a) Based on word count – rate per word
b) Based on time – rate per minute
I often get inquiries from potential clients who say, “I have a script I’d like you to read it’s maybe 3 minutes long.” When they send the script I quickly realize that it’s not 3 minutes. It’s closer to 10! I’m sure this has happened to you before.
It’s not easy to estimate.
If a client sends you a script and you need to get an accurate word count or if you need to know roughly how many minutes that script totals you’re going to love this resource –> Word To Time
This amazing calculator gives you a few options. You can enter a word count, if you have it. You can paste your entire script and get a word count. Or you can get an average based on words, lines or pages. It’s a brilliant tool that once you use you’ll love.
No more guess work!
You’ll be able to provide more accurate quotes and you’ll never caught on one of those “It’s just 2 minutes” but it turns out to 12 minute scripts ever again!
Got any other resources for Voice Talents you’d like to share? Post them in the comments below.