Odds are, unless you happen to have oodles of cash lying about, you will not be working in a real studio for your first little while as a new voice over person. You won’t have a director, a producer, and an editor/mixer at your beckon call. That means you get to become quite familiar with the wonderful world of editing audio! How fun!
As a freelance professional VO artist, I would say that I spend about 35% of my time in front of the mic and the rest of the time in front of my computer. Of that 65% of the time I spend staring blankly at my computer screen, about 45% of that time is editing audio. It’s not the most fun thing in the world, but it can separate and elevate you above the rest of the VO people out there.
So if you’re spending a lot of time editing like me, it ought to sound good when you’re finished. Here’s some tips to help your editing.