I've been thinking that there should be some kind of thread with "best of"s, best practices, etc. This last posting is the stuff I would like to see in such a thread.
Very interesting and informative read, thanks Casey. Even though I have little to nothing to do with voice talent, I think many of the principles and examples you've used can be applied to other fields too.
Hi Diana, I also do a lot of voice work on this platform, and have run across situations like the one you describe. Another issue that pops up is when a client asks you to sample their entire script. I learned a long time ago to not send complete script samples. Usually I will just send a section of the completed track, or often I will place an audible watermark. I just record a track of me whispering my name every 8 to 10 seconds, and layer it underneath. That way they can't "steal" the track and use it unless they pay me, at which point I send them the original track without the watermark. Hope that was helpful!