Heather Preston

Fort Myers, Florida, US • 4:48 PM Local Time

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Heather Preston

Vocal Skills

Languages

English, English (North American), English (British), English (Irish), French, Russian, Spanish

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Accents

Australian, Austrian, British, Canadian, Caribbean, Caribbean (Jamaican Patois), Caribbean (Puerto Rican), Creole, Patois, East Africa, East Africa (Kenyan), Eastern European, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), French, French (Québécois), Gaelic, German, Irish, Irish Southern (Munster, Cork), Spanish, Trans-Atlantic, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US New England (Boston, Providence), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South West (Texas), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota), US Western, Yiddish, African (General)

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Voice Ages

Child (5-12), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Categories

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames, Voice Assistant

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Studio

Turnaround Time

24h

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

AT2020USB+, occasionally a Blue Yeti USB

Computer & Software

Audacity

Special Equipment

Sound deadened workspace, mic is boomed and pop shielded

About Heather Preston

Overview

6+ years announcing and narrating experience; trained soprano with contralto chest voice; degrees in physics and astronomy; 10+ years editing experience; 6+ years sound and video editing experience (for a 100-seat planetarium). American, no inherent regional accent. Widely-traveled: light accents fine. Speak: English, French, Spanish, Russian, some Gaeilge, some Swahili. I am fully comfortable with all post production requirements and produce my own finished work. Day job is science, w/ music a serious hobby (vocals and instrumentals).

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Service Description

Post production

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Experience

All Phone system messages for Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium in Fort Myers, 2016
American English narration for the short film Cosmix, 2020
Narration/voice acting of audiobook (Western/historical fiction) Mad Grass: A Warrior Returns through ACX, 2020
Narration/voice acting of audiobook (Science Fiction) Wings of Joy through ACX, 2020
Narration/voice acting of audiobook (Urban Fantasy) Ravensblood through ACX, 2020

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Client List

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium

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Education

Vocal coaches: Charles Rule (NYC): 4 years; Carmen Gagliardi (NYC): 2 years
Acting coach: Winifred Ainslee (NYC): 8 years
BS Physics MIT; MS Astronomy University of Washington

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Testimonials

Heather's mature, warm, calm and engaging professional voice was perfect for our telephone system, and her diction was very precise. Another thing that totally amazed me was that she could hit her time mark exactly on each message every time. Very efficient process, and she made us sound much more professional!

Calusa NatureCenter & Planetarium

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