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Transform Your Career: The Makeover Episode

Audiobook narration can be a lucrative and lifelong career if you make smart choices and develop good habits along the way. But what do you do if you find yourself treading water? A few changes to your audiobook recording routine may be just the thing you need to set yourself up for long-term success. In today’s episode, meet Christian Drerup: Christian has been producing audiobooks for about a year and is looking to take her career to the next level. With the help of a few audiobook All-Stars, she’ll do just that, and you can follow her lead to make changes to your own career. In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Creative ways to make over your recording space to ensure your recording sounds great.
  • The keywords and achievements to include on your ACX profile or personal website to attract great clients.
  • Ways to enhance your audiobook performance skills
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Christian Lee Drerup
Christian Lee Drerup
Jeffrey Kafer
Jeffrey Kafer
PJ Ochlan
PJ Ochlan
George Whittam
George Whittam
Hannah Wall

Equipment used in this episode

  • Sure KSM32/CG Cardiod Condenser Microphone
  • Steinberg UR22 MKII Audio Interface with Dual Microphone Preamp
  • Resident Audio R100 Stereo Headphones
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 6 with 8GB RAM
  • Logitech Media Keyboard and Optical Mouse
  • SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable External Solid State Drive WD
  • My Cloud Personal Network with 2TB Attached Storage 
  • Wall treatments by


    • emilymcurran

      Yes! All the episodes will be available to stream on our YouTube Channel right after they air so you can go back and watch them anytime.

    • emilymcurran

      Hi Debbie! Good question – I’ve provided the mic (along with the other equipment used to outfit Christian’s studio space) above.

    • emilymcurran

      Hi Chelsea; of course! I’ve added a list of all equipment used in the episode to the post above.

  1. J.R. Hamilton

    I watched the live episode. Although the sound booth space had a make-over, nothing was said about what specific sound absorption material was used in the space. Also, what was the new computer that allowed for making handwritten notes on scripts. I read off my screen a lot but, in truth, prefer paper because I can make notes on it. Having a computer with that capability would be the best of both worlds. Brand/model/program please ?

  2. Diriest Crowell-Buffington

    Thank you so much for such a valuable resource! I’ve just completed my first narration demo, which will be edited and mastered over the next few weeks. All of the information was very relevant to help achieve my goals and aspirations.

  3. Ramona Putnam

    I just saw your first video. Well done!
    I do have a question. I am female, but my voice is pitched lower that that of the lady in the video. Do I need a different microphone, or the same one?

  4. Suzanne Ellis

    Hi there
    Such a helpful masterclass, thank you!
    George mentioned a before and after so we can hear the difference in sound. Can this be uploaded please?
    Thanks again

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