this is still an ongoing story, but it just baffled me, how brazenly some peole are.
So here´s the situation:
I got contacted by a former buyer (I will refer to him as Mr.X), he says, that he has an e-Book that needs to be recorded.
That´s fine with me, we talk about the price and come to a conclusion.
He then said, that I´m going to be contacted by another guy, to whom I should send the costum offer.
It seems kinda strange to me, but I don´t think further about it and send the offer.
Now, a few days after I delivered, Mr.X contacted me regarding the book.
I should mention that Mr.X does not speak german, nor does he live in a german-speaking country, which makes it even stranger, that he had a german e-Book that needs to be recorded.
He told me that the company he works with wanted him to forward me a message.
So, basically, the author of the book (Further called Ms.Z) is not okay with my audio, she wants the whole book in a slower speed.
You might understand that this made me a bit sad, since I tried very hard and delivered a high-quality audiobook, so I ask Mr.X, if the company provided him with any solution regarding the problem.
As you might expect-No.
But to be fair, he´s going to contact them to figure something out.
But now comes the “funny” part
So I looked Ms.Z up on facebook, since she´s pretty active there.
I scrolled down and what is that?
A video of her, sitting in a room with an awful lot of echo and a microphone on her desk.
In the beginning, you see her talking into it, seemingly reading something/recording.
So, after this little sequence, SHE ANNOUNCES THAT SHE IS CURRENTLY RECORDING HER BOOK!
I´m honestly so baffled and mad right now.
How dare she even wants to take credit for work she hasn´t even done?
Also, it might be worth mentioning that she especially wants women to be empowered and strong.
This just seems extemely unfair to me.
I delivered a voice over with minmal instructions, so I did it the way I deemed fitting.
My order requirements
"Your desired style of narration
If you don´t add a style, I will choose the one I think is the most fitting.
If we already talked about your desired tone and style, you don´t have to give me an answer.“
Answer of the buyer
I´m really sorry for this long post, but I just needed to get it out there.
Have you had similar situations?
How would you deal with the situation?
Thank you for reading!