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How to Become an Audiobook Narrator:
10 Tips from an Industry Pro

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Jessica is a writer for SideHustles.com. Her side hustles include freelance academic writing and editing, which she's done for 10+ years, as well as math and EFL tutoring, both on online platforms and in person.

Experts in this article:

Andrea Emmes

Audiobook Narrator

Andrea is an audiobook narrator with 25+ years of experience. She has narrated over 350 audiobooks and has received several awards and nominations.

Bob Shaw

Audiobook Narrator

Bob is a professional voice actor and audiobook narrator. He has been narrating audiobooks for 25+ years, and he's a member of the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX).



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