Marinda Botha

South African Voice Talent


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Rate Card

Below are the most common projects I voice. If your project doesn’t fall into the descriptions below, please get in touch. If your budget is slightly less than quoted, please do contact me. Perhaps we can make a plan.

NON-BROADCAST: Corporate, Industrial, Training Video
Web, Online Tutorial, E-learning, Medical, Pharmaceutical etc.

0-5 Minutes – USA  $250 (Final length of audio clip, sent as one file.)
6-10 Minutes –         $350
11-20 Minutes –       $450
21-30 Minutes –       $550
31-40 Minutes –       $650
41-50 Minutes –       $750
51-60 Minutes –       $750
Longer – add $100 for every 10 additional minutes

NON-BROADCAST and BROADCAST: Film, Video, Documentary
As above

Mobile Apps
Please contact me with

  • The word count (What is the total amount of words to be recorded?) and
  • Editing specifications (Into how many separate files must the audio be cut in to?)
  • My basic studio fee/ minimum rate is USA$200.00 for mobile app voice recording.
  • A custom rate or monthly retainer fee can also be negotiated. Please get in touch with the above information.

Telephony, IVR, On-hold, Menu-prompt . . .
Please contact me with

  • The word count (What is the total amount of words to be recorded) and
  • Editing specifications (into how many separate files must the audio be cut in to?)
  • My basic studio fee/ minimum rate is USA$200.00
  • A custom rate or monthly retainer fee can also be negotiated. Please get in touch with the above information.

Public service announcements ON ANY MEDIUM:

Audio intended for public good, information or education. Intended to modify public attitudes by raising awareness about specific issues. It does not include any commercial intent, brand name or image. 15 to 60 seconds = US$250.00

Audiobooks

  • Audiobooks are generally paid per completed hour (the length of the final product) rather than per hour (the length of time in the studio).
  • Please contact me with the word count of your script.
  • My narration rate is $500 per completed hour.

BROADCAST: Commercials for TV, Radio, Internet
Please contact me with

  • The final length of the audio/ spot/ tag
  • The number of stations the commercial is to be aired on, what type of stations (national, local, community etc) and the amount of months the commercial will be aired. A usage fee will be applicable.
  • If you request a complete buyout, please make me an offer.

What do you pay for when I say “time in studio”?

  • Script preparation: Checking of pronunciation, annotation etc.
  • My studio fee
  • A professional, noise-free recording
  • Basic editing of audio
  • Proof-listening of audio for quality control
  • Uploading of audio onto internet

How to calculate how long your project will be:

My average Reading Speed in English is

  • 80 words per half-minute
  • 160 words per minute
  • 9,600 words per hour
  • 4 seconds per line (assuming 10 words per line)
  • 100 seconds per page (300 words per page)