In the video found here, Audible Studios Post Production Associates Darren Vermaas and Brett Lubansky cover basic editing and proofing techniques, providing audio and visual examples along the way. Editing is both a technical skill and a craft, requiring attention to detail and an understanding of the proper flow and pacing of a great sounding audiobook. If you’re taking notes at home, make sure to pay attention to the following topics:
- Popular self-recording techniques and how they factor into the editing workflow
- Recommended DAW and headphone options
- Pacing of various genres of audiobooks
- What to listen for when proofing your audio (aka the QC pass)
- Resources for ensuring proper pronunciation of words
- Proper methods for marking and reinserting corrections or “pickups.”
If you’ve still got editing questions, put them in the comments below and let your fellow readers help you out!