What do I do?
After receiving your reading assignment, all you need to do is record yourself reading it out loud. Only audio – no video, please!
Don’t worry about introducing yourself. Just dive in. If you have a title or chapter heading, please include it in your recording.
If you feel confident editing your recording to remove any mistakes, please do so. If you don’t know how to do that, you can email your recording, even if it has mistakes, and we can do it for you. When it comes to strange words or names, just do your best. If you come across something confusing, just let us know. When it comes to character voices, have fun! You can give characters funny voices, or just speak normally.
Long hair brushing against the microphone, jewelry and clothes (such as leather jackets) can all make noise that show up in recordings.
How do I record/ email my voice on my phone?
A YouTube video explaining how to record with Apple devices can be found at the bottom of this page.
For other phones and gadgets, the instructions will be very similar. If you can’t figure it out, or have any trouble, ask someone nearby, or you can email email@example.com or text (812) 250-8724 and we can help.
Please email your recording to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can work with most filetypes.
Do I have to read all of my story?
Please read as much as you can. The whole thing is ideal, however, you may stop wherever you like. We appreciate you reading for us!