5 Best Ways To Handle Voice Over Mistakes

5 Best Ways To Handle Voice Over Mistakes

Flubs. Goofs. Breakdowns. They say even saints make 6 mistakes a day.

If you’re just starting out, you might not realize you don’t have to get through an entire script without making a mistake.

Don’t be embarrassed. It’s a common misconception.

With digital editing and some inexpensive software, mistakes are faster and easier than ever to correct.

It seems like a lifetime, but digital audio editing became main stream only about 15 years ago.

Before that, we recorded everything on audio tape on clunky reel to reel machines. When you made a mistake you marked it on the tape with a wax pencil, cut the mistake out with a razor blade, recorded the correction and then taped the whole thing back together.

Today you can remove mistakes from any audio file in a few seconds with the wave of a mouse.

But there are still some time-saving best practices for dealing with mistakes you should know about.

In this week’s Inside Voice Over Video Training blog I share 5 of my best practices for dealing with mistakes.

They’ll save you time and make you look good to your clients when you book work.

Watch this week’s short training video Here Now

After you view the video leave me a comment. I love getting to know you and learning how I can help.

To your voice over success,

Susan Berkley,
Founder, The Great Voice Company

PS. Need help with your home studio and digital editing skills? Check out my recently updated Home Studio How To Training and get help home studio help from our expert audio engineer Chris Fox. Go here now: www.homestudiohowto.com

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6 Responses to 5 Best Ways To Handle Voice Over Mistakes

  1. Everything you mentioned on this video I learned in radio many years ago and as you mentioned, we did it with splicing audio tape. Today it’s so much easier with editing programs. the “clap” is something I’ve never done or knew of. Thanks for that tip. I’ll give it a try on my next recording session.


  2. Dear Susan,
    Thank you for the awesome you tube vo training. I just retired from the military, and do voice overs from my home, I use to be a radio d.j
    Thanks again!
    Marshall Griffin

  3. Dear Susan,

    I’ve just started in the vo bus and you are one of the people I’ve been watching while doing my initial research. I’ve been a professional musician for 38 yrs and am looking forward to starting a career in vo. I’ve just recently put together my home studio and my first demo for telephony. I’m working a night job and trying to put myself in position to do vo fulltime. I’m looking forward to learning more from you.

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