How to add Replacements to your Pronunciation Library

Studio's Pronunciation Library helps streamline your workflow by managing your replacements (creative spellings and Respellings) all in one place. You can add multiple replacements for each original word.

Adding a word to the Pronunciation Library

  1. In your WellSaid account, navigate to Pronunciation from the left menu.
  2. In the top right corner, select New Word.
  3. In the top field, enter the original word for which you need a replacement.

    In this example, if we are using the word ‘edamame’.

  4. In the bottom field, enter the replacement text that creates the exact sound you’re looking for. Click the Play button to hear it.

    In this example, we are using a Respelling to get an accurate and consistent sound. (ehd-ah-MAH-may).

  5. Once you have the right pronunciation, click Save.
  6. The replacement will now be part of your library and will be automatically rendered when the word appears in your scripts.

Tip: When you are creating a replacement in Studio Editor or in the Pronunciation Library, you can turn the Respelling toggle "on" to save your replacement as a true Respelling (without double colons [:: ::]). 

Adding a word to the Pronunciation Library in the Studio Editor

  1. In your WellSaid account, navigate to your chosen project. 
  2. On the right menu, locate the Pronunciation section.
  3. In the top text box, enter the word you would like to replace. 
  4. In the bottom text box, enter the replacement (creative spelling or Respelling)
  5. Click Play to listen. If it sounds good, click Add to Library.

Manage your Replacements

Easily make edits to your replacements in the Pronunciation library.

  1. In the Pronunciation Library navigate to the word you are replacing. 
  2. Select the word you want to edit then select which replacement you want to update.

  3. In the right hand panel, you have the option to edit the text or delete the replacement.
  4. You can also add another replacement.

Tip: Turn off specific replacements by toggling them on/off.

Using your new replacement in the Editor

When you have more than one replacement for a word you will need to select which replacement to use in your project. 

  1. Find the word in your script (it will be in bold). 
  2. Select by double clicking or highlighting the bolded word to display  the replacement toolbar. 
  3. Choose the replacement you want to use in this instance.