While text to speech technology has improved a lot and has some understanding of punctuation, you will see that the text gets read as it’s been typed.
At times this may result in slightly accelerated speech that doesn’t have the pauses or pronunciations we imagine.
Regardless of whether you create a voiceover using a text to speech tool or a voice actor, you always have to provide indications regarding pronunciation, pauses, and silences. You must do the same with the text to speech tool.
It’s a good idea to “exaggerate” some pauses if you want to have a little silence between one sentence or another, or if you wish to generate suspense before your brand name is mentioned.
You can do this just by adding paragraph breaks (enter)
Also, add paragraph breaks in between the fragments of the script that will be used for each scene.
Likewise, if you use words that aren’t as common, such as your company name, it’s likely that the text to speech tool won’t know exactly how to pronounce them.
In these cases, you can use accent marks (even if it’s not how you’d spell the word).
For example, to make sure that the text to speech engine pronounces “Wideo” correctly, you would need to put an accent on the “i” (Wídeo).
Luckily you can enter texts, make changes, and preview how they sound before exporting the final mp3 audio file.