Some years ago I was called down to Madison Avenue to audition for a voice over for a candy bar commercial.

There was no script.

All they wanted me to say was “Oooo!” “Ahhh” as many different ways as I could.
I didn’t get the job.

And although I was a failure at expressions of delight, I managed to build a successful voice over career anyway.

As you grow your voice over career, one thing you can count on is that you will rarely, if ever work without a script (also known as copy).

But scripts can be frustrating little buggers.

Sometimes they are formatted weirdly or the punctuation doesn’t make sense.

Other times the English is just plain bad. But before you re-write a single word (I’ll explain why you should NEVER do this in the video)…

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After you watch the video, I want to know your thoughts. Was this helpful? Write to me in the comments box. I want to learn what’s on your mind so I can support you and share your best practices.

To your voice over success,

Susan Berkley,
Founder, The Great Voice Company

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