LINGUIST List 31.125

Thu Jan 09 2020

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature;Phonetics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: US/UK Freelance Audiobook Editor, DeepZen

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 08-Jan-2020
From: DeepZen <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature;Phonetics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: US/UK Freelance Audiobook Editor, DeepZen
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University or Organization: DeepZen
Job Location: , USA (Telecommute)
Job Title: US/UK Freelance Audiobook Editor

Job Rank: Other

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Phonetics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Freelance Audiobook Editor

Are you an experienced freelance audiobook editor looking for your next opportunity?

We are looking for audiobook editors to join us on an exciting and innovative new project that is set to change the way audiobooks are produced.

The Company:

Based in Soho, DeepZen is a technology and publishing company creating next generation solutions for the publishing industry. Using artificial intelligence that replicates the human voice, we produce audio for publishers and other media companies.

We are a small but growing team of passionate, creative, innovative and tech-savvy individuals with diverse backgrounds in publishing, technology and media.

We are creating a culture that’s open, honest and respectful with individuals who have vision and do whatever it takes to get the job done.

The Role:

Your role will be focussed on editing audiobooks generated using our AI technology. For the most part you will be using our proprietary studio editor to ensure pace, intonation and emotions are accurate and reflect the tone of the text. However, there may be some traditional audiobook editing and postproduction work alongside this.

We’re looking for audiobook editors who are passionate about books and storytelling, that have an extremely high attention to detail, are proficient with editing tools and enjoy the challenge of working with new technologies.

You’ll be well versed in the industry standards for audio quality, structure and pacing, and able to deliver a professionally finished product to deadline and budget.

The role is flexible and can be done in-house or remotely.

Essential Skills:

- Ability to work in the UK or USA without sponsorship
- Fully professionally fluent in American or British English
- Audiobook editing
- Proofing
- Correcting pronunciation issues
- Ensuring structure and pacing are consistent and fluid
- Familiar with industry guidelines and standards for audiobook creation

Proactive and able to work on own initiative

Additional skills:

- Postproduction
- Experience of working with and sourcing narrators
- Preparation of metadata and assets for distribution partners
- Bilingual in another European language

For more information, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills, your current availability and day rate expectations to:

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:

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