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joshsh
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Hi everyone. I have gratefully listened to dozens of LibriVox recordings, and am interested in contributing myself. Initially as a reader, and later perhaps in other roles. Eventually, I think it would be interesting to read translations of works by American authors in languages other than English -- particularly in German, the second language I am most fluent in. Looking for suggestions on collaborative projects for getting my feet wet with recording.
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joshsh wrote: December 5th, 2023, 4:40 pm Hi everyone. I have gratefully listened to dozens of LibriVox recordings, and am interested in contributing myself. Initially as a reader, and later perhaps in other roles. Eventually, I think it would be interesting to read translations of works by American authors in languages other than English -- particularly in German, the second language I am most fluent in. Looking for suggestions on collaborative projects for getting my feet wet with recording.
Is Spanish one of your other languages that you'd like to record in?
Cheers, VERLA

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joshsh
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I unfortunately know very little Spanish. Apart from English and German, I could do a pretty good job reading in Swedish or French.
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joshsh wrote: December 6th, 2023, 10:35 pm I unfortunately know very little Spanish. Apart from English and German, I could do a pretty good job reading in Swedish or French.
Wow! That's great! Aside from English and Spanish, I don't know any others well enough to record. I'm polyglot-ish.

For English, A lot of people start with something out of the Short Works (Poetry & Prose) forum
viewforum.php?f=19

or read a chapter from a book. The collaborative book projects are in this forum:
viewforum.php?f=2

Any cooperative project that's not in English is listed in the aptly named "Readers Wanted: Languages Other than English" forum, here:
viewforum.php?f=60
There are several running in German right now.

But first things first, you need to do your 1-minute test, which isn’t an audition or anything. It’s just a test to ensure that your technical settings match Librivox’s recording standards. You can find that here:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test

After your test, if you haven't already seen it, a helpful place to start is the Newbie Guide to Recording:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording

That’s a lot of links, but it will get you started looking around the forum.

Don’t hesitate to ask questions in the forum as you get oriented. Everyone is really friendly and someone will always jump in with an answer.

Have fun!
Cheers, VERLA

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