How Punctuation Marks Help You Read Voice Over Scripts Better

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

If you’re thinking of having your book made into an Audio Version, or, doing your own voiceover, here’s a useful article for you – From the Voiceover Herald site:

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A well-written script makes any recording session for a voice over actor so much easier. And when we say well-written, that also includes correct punctuation.

Punctuation is important for voice overs as it works as an aid in reading, phrasing, and in the overall interpretation of the script. Unfortunately, not all the scripts you receive are well-made, so it may need a bit of tweaking in the spelling, grammar and/or punctuation.

You may need to work with the client if there are any concerns with the grammar (as you can’t just make major changes to the script without letting them know), but correcting the spelling and punctuation is something you can easily do.

Here are some basic rules in using punctuation…

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