Rowan Audio Data Collection

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our project! 

DataForce by TransPerfect is currently looking for native English (US) speakers to participate in our Rowan Audio Data Collection project.


Participants will be asked to submit audio recordings of expressive reading of long texts (e.g., chapters from a book). The data submitted will be used to train long-form text-to-speech AI systems. 
Task Description:

  • Selected participants will be provided with a set of long texts to read aloud and will need to record around 3 hours of high-quality audio.
  • Recordings will be done on our recording platform, following the guidelines.
  • Instructions and training on how to use the platform as well as project specific guidelines will be provided. 

Who is eligible?

To participate you should meet the following qualifying criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old.
  • Reside in one of the following states of the USA: Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama or North Carolina.
  • Be a native speaker of English (US).
  • Own or have access to a headset with microphone that can record in 16bits/48kHz (recordings made with a computer microphone will not be accepted).
  • Own or have access to a computer that meets the following minimum criteria: 
    • Minimum Internet speed: 1 Mbps (Megabit per second).
    • Minimum Screen Resolution: 1280 x 1024 pixels.
    • Operating system: Mac OSX 10.12 and later or Windows 10 (64 bits) build 1809 or later.
    • Minimum RAM: 8 GB.

Please note you will be asked to submit a 1-1.5-minutes audio sample for evaluation at the end of this form. You will need to record this sample with the headset that you plan to use for the project. We will analyze this recording sample in order to determine your eligibility for this project.


Where is the project taking place?

This is a remote project. You can participate from the comfort of your home.


When is the project taking place?

The project starts in April 2024 and will run until May 2024.
Please note that eligible candidates will be contacted by our team with information regarding the next steps within 2 weeks after their registration. 


How much is the compensation?

You will receive 119 USD for successfully completing the project (training and 3 hours of recorded audio delivered and accepted).
All submitted audios will be reviewed by our Quality Assurance team and payment will be provided for fully submitted and approved audio recordings.
As payment methods, we offer PayPal, Gift Card, Wire Transfer and Check.

How long does it take?
We estimate it will take you approximately 7 hours in total to perform the tasks (1 hour for the training and 6 hours to record 3 hours of audio).


Should you have any questions please contact us.

If your selected payment method is PayPal or Check, the payment will be received within 10-15 business days after acceptance of your delivery.
If your selected payment method is Wire Transfer, the payment will be received within 14-17 business days after acceptance of your delivery.
If your selected payment method is Gift Card, the gift card will be sent to you within 5-10 business days after acceptance of your delivery. For more information about the gift card we offer please visit Tremendous website.

DataForce is part of the TransPerfect family of companies, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business with offices in more than 100 cities worldwide.

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