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Lately I bought the Voice Over for my animation video.

My first experience was a female that sounds like machine generated. Even there’s critical errors, she didn’t make any proofreading to the script before recording!

My second experience was a voice Over artist from *****8. Her response was short and doesn’t like a professional would talk like that.

I doubt if the these two VO artist are actually fake people but uses a professional female voiceover artists? She has history of delivering the orders late, didn’t mention she can’t deliver the order on time at all, and how she reply me wasn’t sound like a native English speaker…

Until I open a dispute, she replied that she’s not home and the order is already late! She didn’t even mention about everything to me previously!

What do you guys think? Do you have similar experiences?

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Lately I bought the Voice Over for my animation video.

My first experience was a female that sounds like machine generated. Even there’s critical errors, she didn’t make any proofreading to the script before recording!

My second experience was a voice Over artist from *****8. Her response was short and doesn’t like a professional would talk like that.

I doubt if the these two VO artist are actually fake people but uses a professional female voiceover artists? She has history of delivering the orders late, didn’t mention she can’t deliver the order on time at all, and how she reply me wasn’t sound like a native English speaker…

Until I open a dispute, she replied that she’s not home and the order is already late! She didn’t even mention about everything to me previously!

What do you guys think? Do you have similar experiences?

Mod Note: Country reference removed.

Even there’s critical errors, she didn’t make any proofreading to the script before recording!

Was that offered as part of the voice over gig? I know many vo artists quite rightly charge extra for checking scripts over and making corrections before they start.

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Even there’s critical errors, she didn’t make any proofreading to the script before recording!

Was that offered as part of the voice over gig? I know many vo artists quite rightly charge extra for checking scripts over and making corrections before they start.

I didn’t pay the proofrading part but there are MANY grammatical errors after I have my American friend proofread. I didn’t know at the first place but she at least can tell me that there are many grammatical errors in the script so I’ll consider buying the proofreading.

The point is, I do feel there are some amount of female voiceovers are fake because they sound really like computer generated. I don’t know… Like one vo can have a professional profile picture but when she talks to me in messages, it sounds just weird. Unprofessional!

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I didn’t pay the proofrading part but there are MANY grammatical errors after I have my American friend proofread. I didn’t know at the first place but she at least can tell me that there are many grammatical errors in the script so I’ll consider buying the proofreading.

The point is, I do feel there are some amount of female voiceovers are fake because they sound really like computer generated. I don’t know… Like one vo can have a professional profile picture but when she talks to me in messages, it sounds just weird. Unprofessional!

I didn’t pay the proofrading part but there are MANY grammatical errors after I have my American friend proofread. I didn’t know at the first place but she at least can tell me that there are many grammatical errors in the script so I’ll consider buying the proofreading.

I don’t think it’s up to a vo artist to correct errors or tell the buyer there are errors in their script. The buyer should be giving the vo artist a final script file unless they buy a gig extra to have the errors corrected. Perhaps it would be worth getting your friend to check the scripts before you give them to the vo artist?

Not sure about the link between how a profile picture looks and how a seller communicates though.

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Lately I bought the Voice Over for my animation video.

My first experience was a female that sounds like machine generated. Even there’s critical errors, she didn’t make any proofreading to the script before recording!

My second experience was a voice Over artist from *****8. Her response was short and doesn’t like a professional would talk like that.

I doubt if the these two VO artist are actually fake people but uses a professional female voiceover artists? She has history of delivering the orders late, didn’t mention she can’t deliver the order on time at all, and how she reply me wasn’t sound like a native English speaker…

Until I open a dispute, she replied that she’s not home and the order is already late! She didn’t even mention about everything to me previously!

What do you guys think? Do you have similar experiences?

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Do you have similar experiences?

I’ve hired quite a few VOs and never had a problem. You might need to review your selection process.

If you see that the seller has trouble delivering, why are you hiring them?

She has history of delivering the orders late

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I didn’t pay the proofrading part but there are MANY grammatical errors after I have my American friend proofread. I didn’t know at the first place but she at least can tell me that there are many grammatical errors in the script so I’ll consider buying the proofreading.

The point is, I do feel there are some amount of female voiceovers are fake because they sound really like computer generated. I don’t know… Like one vo can have a professional profile picture but when she talks to me in messages, it sounds just weird. Unprofessional!

I didn’t pay the proofrading part but there are MANY grammatical errors after I have my American friend proofread. I didn’t know at the first place but she at least can tell me that there are many grammatical errors in the script so I’ll consider buying the proofreading.

Other than that, and as stated by @uxreview , you should review your selection process.

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Lately I bought the Voice Over for my animation video.

My first experience was a female that sounds like machine generated. Even there’s critical errors, she didn’t make any proofreading to the script before recording!

My second experience was a voice Over artist from *****8. Her response was short and doesn’t like a professional would talk like that.

I doubt if the these two VO artist are actually fake people but uses a professional female voiceover artists? She has history of delivering the orders late, didn’t mention she can’t deliver the order on time at all, and how she reply me wasn’t sound like a native English speaker…

Until I open a dispute, she replied that she’s not home and the order is already late! She didn’t even mention about everything to me previously!

What do you guys think? Do you have similar experiences?

Mod Note: Country reference removed.

Even there’s critical errors, she didn’t make any proofreading to the script before recording!

If a VO artist gig doesn’t include a (complimentary) proofreading. It’s your job to provide a “proofread” read script. Proofreading takes time. Why should any VO artist sit there and not get PAID for proofreading a script? On the other hand, if the VO doesn’t mind proofreading the script then that’s a different story. But don’t expect VO artists to work harder and not get compensated for the extra work.

Do you have similar experiences?

Nope, my experience with working with VO artists has been nothing short of fabulous. 🎉

Labeling these artists as fake or calling out a country is unnecessary. Sure, the communication could’ve been better but we’re only hearing your side of the story. Like the old adage goes: "there are always three sides to every story."

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It’s already been said, but I agree with @nikavoice

I’m assuming here (dangerous, I know) that you are searching for $5 gigs, and that your review of the sellers page could use some work. I can’t speak for their delivery process, but if you saw that they deliver late… not sure why you ordered from them.

As for “The VO seller should have told me there were errors”. Absolutely 100% false, and this is the normal sense of entitlement that we see from a good amount of $5 buyers. You submit a FINAL script. It will be read EXACTLY as you said, because it’s final.

I dunno about this… bad VO seller… bad translator service… maybe going for “super cheap give me good deal this one time a favor is much appreciated dear” is not the best approach for you.

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It’s already been said, but I agree with @nikavoice

I’m assuming here (dangerous, I know) that you are searching for $5 gigs, and that your review of the sellers page could use some work. I can’t speak for their delivery process, but if you saw that they deliver late… not sure why you ordered from them.

As for “The VO seller should have told me there were errors”. Absolutely 100% false, and this is the normal sense of entitlement that we see from a good amount of $5 buyers. You submit a FINAL script. It will be read EXACTLY as you said, because it’s final.

I dunno about this… bad VO seller… bad translator service… maybe going for “super cheap give me good deal this one time a favor is much appreciated dear” is not the best approach for you.

You submit a FINAL script. It will be read EXACTLY as you said, because it’s final.

In fact if we don’t read it exactly as provided, then we face having to do a revision for deviating from the script. I do sometimes, after receiving a really poorly written script, contact the user and say, “You may want to have a proofreader look at the script as it has a lot of grammatical errors.”

They generally do so at that point. Having warned them, I have covered myself from revisions and also offered them a quick bit of advice that will improve their product.

I technically do offer proofreading, but I never sell it, as I don’t really like doing it. I may drop it along with video sync, which is time consuming and rarely worth the time.

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It’s already been said, but I agree with @nikavoice

I’m assuming here (dangerous, I know) that you are searching for $5 gigs, and that your review of the sellers page could use some work. I can’t speak for their delivery process, but if you saw that they deliver late… not sure why you ordered from them.

As for “The VO seller should have told me there were errors”. Absolutely 100% false, and this is the normal sense of entitlement that we see from a good amount of $5 buyers. You submit a FINAL script. It will be read EXACTLY as you said, because it’s final.

I dunno about this… bad VO seller… bad translator service… maybe going for “super cheap give me good deal this one time a favor is much appreciated dear” is not the best approach for you.

I disagree with you on the second paragraph 100% false! If the buyer isn’t a native English speaker, how would this buyer knows there are errors? Does it hurt at all just to WRITE or MENTION there are errors in the script?

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I disagree with you on the second paragraph 100% false! If the buyer isn’t a native English speaker, how would this buyer knows there are errors? Does it hurt at all just to WRITE or MENTION there are errors in the script?

If the buyer isn’t a native English speaker, how would this buyer knows there are errors

How is this seller’s problem? Hire a proofreader

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I disagree with you on the second paragraph 100% false! If the buyer isn’t a native English speaker, how would this buyer knows there are errors? Does it hurt at all just to WRITE or MENTION there are errors in the script?

Does it hurt at all just to WRITE or MENTION there are errors in the script?

It’s really not their job.

You do videos but you charge extra for a voice over I presume. Why should a voice over artist do extra work for nothing?

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I disagree with you on the second paragraph 100% false! If the buyer isn’t a native English speaker, how would this buyer knows there are errors? Does it hurt at all just to WRITE or MENTION there are errors in the script?

Does it hurt at all just to WRITE or MENTION there are errors in the script

Yes it does hurt, actually. It can hurt in time and money. I am paid to read exactly what you write in your script. That’s how scripts work. Also, try changing a script on a voice over buyer and see what happens. Revision, revision, revision… Bottom line, you are getting mad at a voice over actor for not proofreading the script for you in a project.

That’s like getting mad at the clarinet player in the band because he didn’t tell the conductor the trumpet was out of tune.

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This is sad, as a Voice Over artist myself I believe in delivering the best professional result to my client. Ill sometimes go above and beyond to get it right because I’m a professional and it makes me sad to hear that there are some who choose to abuse this art. 😦

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I disagree with you on the second paragraph 100% false! If the buyer isn’t a native English speaker, how would this buyer knows there are errors? Does it hurt at all just to WRITE or MENTION there are errors in the script?

Does it hurt at all just to WRITE or MENTION there are errors in the script?

This is verbatim from your gig: "I won’t take it or discuss to give a cheaper price. I’ve got too many messages wanting me to work for slave money! "

So it’s ok to ask for free work when you’re a buyer… but not when you sell your OWN product. Got it…

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If the buyer isn’t a native English speaker, how would this buyer knows there are errors

How is this seller’s problem? Hire a proofreader

How is this seller’s problem? Hire a proofreader

Exactly!

Besides, what’s up with the all CAPS. Don’t shout at us for your mess up. We didn’t cause this clusterF.

Why should a voice over artist do extra work for nothing?

We shouldn’t! Pay for the service or go away simple concept. Or like UX suggested hire a proofreader.

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This is sad, as a Voice Over artist myself I believe in delivering the best professional result to my client. Ill sometimes go above and beyond to get it right because I’m a professional and it makes me sad to hear that there are some who choose to abuse this art. 😦

This is sad, as a Voice Over artist myself I believe in delivering the best professional result to my client

I understand your point. I do not do free proofreading, but if I get a script that is terrible, I always take time to write a quick note letting them know that they need to hire someone to fix it up. Partly because I don’t want to have my voice on something that sounds like crap, and also because, if I get them to improve the script (which also generates another sale for a proofreader) then I have done a very small service that gets them a better result.

It’s like when you go to a nice steakhouse and order the filet, and the waiter says, trust me, go with the rib eye. THANK YOU.

Now, that said, if I send that notice that he script is bad and they either don’t respond, or say go ahead anyway (which has never happened) I will record your crappy script with a clear conscience. But if I can send you a 2 sentence message that gets you a better product, all the time charging a premium price, it just seems the least I can do.

Everyone I have ever made this suggestion to has taken the advice and gotten the script fixed up.

Good for everyone.

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Even there’s critical errors, she didn’t make any proofreading to the script before recording!

If a VO artist gig doesn’t include a (complimentary) proofreading. It’s your job to provide a “proofread” read script. Proofreading takes time. Why should any VO artist sit there and not get PAID for proofreading a script? On the other hand, if the VO doesn’t mind proofreading the script then that’s a different story. But don’t expect VO artists to work harder and not get compensated for the extra work.

Do you have similar experiences?

Nope, my experience with working with VO artists has been nothing short of fabulous. 🎉

Labeling these artists as fake or calling out a country is unnecessary. Sure, the communication could’ve been better but we’re only hearing your side of the story. Like the old adage goes: "there are always three sides to every story."

I stressed the words! Did I shout? Who shout at you?

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I disagree with you on the second paragraph 100% false! If the buyer isn’t a native English speaker, how would this buyer knows there are errors? Does it hurt at all just to WRITE or MENTION there are errors in the script?

100% false!

This isn’t the first time I’ve said something like this, but I seriously think you need to

either tone down your language, or take several deep breaths and wait for a day or two before posting something you are upset about.

Who shout at you? Lady?

Seriously??? This how you react to people who are giving you good advice?

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100% false!

This isn’t the first time I’ve said something like this, but I seriously think you need to

either tone down your language, or take several deep breaths and wait for a day or two before posting something you are upset about.

Who shout at you? Lady?

Seriously??? This how you react to people who are giving you good advice?

Everything you say is RIGHT.

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Does it hurt at all just to WRITE or MENTION there are errors in the script

Yes it does hurt, actually. It can hurt in time and money. I am paid to read exactly what you write in your script. That’s how scripts work. Also, try changing a script on a voice over buyer and see what happens. Revision, revision, revision… Bottom line, you are getting mad at a voice over actor for not proofreading the script for you in a project.

That’s like getting mad at the clarinet player in the band because he didn’t tell the conductor the trumpet was out of tune.

As a voice over artist seller myself, I do free proofreading for my client. It only takes a few minutes to do it because if it’s your own language then that’ll be a piece of cake! Unless it’s a huge project, I would tell them to pay extra fee for proofreading part. I think it’s also the working culture is different between Asian and Western countries. Asian employers often makes a worker to do multiple tasks with one fixed salary and most of the Asians are used to it. Contrary to western countries, you divide the works in details and separately.

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As a voice over artist seller myself, I do free proofreading for my client. It only takes a few minutes to do it because if it’s your own language then that’ll be a piece of cake! Unless it’s a huge project, I would tell them to pay extra fee for proofreading part. I think it’s also the working culture is different between Asian and Western countries. Asian employers often makes a worker to do multiple tasks with one fixed salary and most of the Asians are used to it. Contrary to western countries, you divide the works in details and separately.

It only takes a few minutes to do it

Time is money. You’ll realize that when you are busy enough.

I think it’s also the working culture

Contrary to western countries, you divide the works in details and separately.

Then you have your answer. You can’t simply put your work culture on someone else.

Therefore, if the sellers’ gig does not include proofreading service, she doesn’t have to do it or if she does, there may be extra fee.

Can’t say about voice quality. However it’s easy to detect if the the voice is robotic. I’ve never received a robotic vo on fiverr though.

Asian employers often makes a worker to do multiple tasks with one fixed salary

I’m an Asian and I hate it.

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I stressed the words! Did I shout? Who shout at you?

I stressed the words! Did I shout? Who shout at you? Lady?

I’m Queen Bee, to you!

So, you want to rumble with the Queen 🐝

You need to take a chill 💊 pill or take several seats. Your rants are becoming more and more frivolous. The bottomline of your baseless rant is… You’re moaning about VO artists not proofreading your script for free. It’s your fault for providing a shoddy script. Next time pay for the extra service! End of.

I think it’s also the working culture is different between Asian and Western countries. Asian employers often makes a worker to do multiple tasks with one fixed salary and most of the Asians are used to it. Contrary to western countries, you divide the works in details and separately.

Who the heck cares?!

Fiverr is a global website. Get used to it you will find yourself working with people from other countries.

Another thing…

How dare you come on here calling out Countries and imposing your cultural beliefs on people. Are you serious, chick?

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This type of experience is very sad to hear.
I personally have a voiceover business and I have read of instances (not necessarily vo work) where freelancers tried to give a unprofessional product to the client. However, the phrase “you get what you pay for” is definitely something to keep in mind when buying on Fiverr. I have gone the cheap route before and had it work out very well and other times where I wish I had hired someone further up the ladder.

I offer proofreading as a gig extra, so it does cost more to have a script fixed before recording.
However, if I do notice errors, I will mention to my client that the script needs some work and solicit my other services.

Communication, reliability & being prompt is key to running a voiceover (or any) business.

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