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For this week’s interview, I sat down my little brother Eric Souer. Eric has actually been a professional editor for longer than I have, and he’s very detail-oriented and a great person to work with. (As much as I might be tempted to say otherwise by big-sisterly teasing, it’s the truth!)
1. Tell us about how you got started in editing.
It was the summer of 2006, and I was between my sophomore and junior years of high school. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with my life, and I didn’t have any plans for college. My Dad suggested I try working for him as a sort of apprentice. He gave me some basic training in editing, and started having me edit his long form projects. Over time he taught me more of the “tricks of the trade” and I’ve been working for him, and others, ever since.
2. What was a favorite project you worked on?
That’s a tough question, because I’ve been able to work on a number of pretty interesting audiobooks. I think I’d have to say one of the audiobooks we did on Billy Graham. It was really well written, and was a fascinating look into his life.
3. What is your favorite type of audio to edit?
My preferred type of audio to edit is the “long form” projects, so audiobooks and e-Learning.
4. Do you feel the service you offer is helpful to all voice talent?
I do. It really does free up time for the voice talent to pursue other work, or to just stay on top of the avalanches that come.
5. How should people contact you if they want to work with you?
The best way to contact me is by email: [email protected]
As a post script, if you know anyone who you think would fit in to my ‘techie’ interview series please email me at [email protected] Also, you can check out previous interviews with Morgan Barhart of SociableBoost.com here, Dan Friedman here, and Jeff Kafer here.
And next week, I’ll be sitting down with the audio master, George Whittam.