Turnaround time is the total time taken between the submission of a voice over or piece of production to the voice talent and the return of the completed and approved piece of audio to the customer.
Sounds simple, right?
There are a million factors that can impact the amount of time it takes to turn a job around in the world of voice overs. First off, if the voice talent you are dealing with is not highly organized, your turnaround time could be days…yes, days. Is the job just a voice over, meaning just voice and no production/music/editing? Or is it a fully produced presentation or commercial? The latter takes much more studio time because it requires much more time and effort on the technical and creative aspects of the job. Recording a voice over is also a technical process, but any experienced voice talent will have their workflow efficiently streamlined in a way that minimizes tweaking during a job, so turnaround on ‘dry’ voice overs will always be faster – a ‘dry’ voice over means just the voice with no effects or music added. If the client requires multiple revisions and back-and-forth it may affect the turnaround time of a project greatly. We are always happy to do revisions, of course, but this will increase the amount of time the project requires.
At JCVO, we have a process in place for every single type of job we agree to do for our clients. We even have producers who we can call at a moment’s notice if we need someone to help with the production process on a day where things are extra busy. Having these systems and processes in place gives us the ability to amaze our clients with unbelievably fast turnaround. We hear it time and time again: “Wow, that was the fastest turnaround I’ve ever seen!”
All that being said, our #1 focus is on giving our clients the best quality voice overs and production available. We’ve been doing this for a long time and we are very experienced in the various types of voice over and audio production required, so quality is always our primary focus.
Hearing our clients consistently tell us we have the quickest turnaround time in the business and that they are completely satisfied with the end product is what keeps us going – whether the voice over is for Radio, TV, Web Presentations, Long-form Narration or even On Hold. We work very hard and pay great attention to detail in order to get jobs done as quickly as possible so the inevitable snowball effect never gets enough time to gain momentum and interfere with our process.
Rest assured, if no system and process is in place with your voice talent or producer, then you will run into snags time and time again. Snags take time to resolve…and time is money.
At JCVO we are a fine-tuned machine when it comes to making our clients happy, because it is truly why we are here. Our turnaround time is fast. And our voice overs will exceed your expectations. After all, that’s our job.
Jon Carter Voice Overs