In this video, 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!