The story is a creative short story for language learners, so the text needs to be read slowly and articulated well. The story will be made available online at [url removed, login to view] and through our mobile app (Android only right now). People can choose stories based on their level and what interests them.
The recording should start with the title and the author of the story.
The stories should be read like bedtime stories.
Minor editing to remove breaths, etc. would be great.
There is potential for follow-on work.
Please provide audio samples of previous work, or read this excerpt:
My Grandfather was a blacksmith and his name was George. One winter's day, George's wife Minnie, who was also my grandma, walked into his blacksmith's shop and said "What a mess! Why do you keep so many things you don't need? For instance, why are those three pairs of old overalls hanging on nails on the wall? Why don't you just throw them in the fire?" A blacksmith's job is to make things out of metal, particularly iron and steel. He had a big fire, which he called a forge and he pumped a strong wind into the forge using a pair of bellows. The bellows were made of leather with two wooden handles and had a small pipe at one end where the air came out. The bellows made the fire burn hotter.