A. The best way to make your work sound professional might be to hire a professional. If you're sold on doing it yourself, though, look for an audio recorder from Tascam, Sony or Olympus. Expect to pay about $100-$250 for a good basic one. It's a good idea to pick up an external microphone, as well. This gives you more control over the placement so you can find the right position. Record your audio in the WAV format so you have more editing options later. If you need software to edit out any unnatural pauses, check out Audacity. It's free to use.
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