Nyack, New York, US
I am a trained actor and a trained audiobook narrator. I have been acting for over 30 years and have been training for as long. My voice is a little on the higher side and pleasant. I can drop it lower for depth or bring it higher for younger roles. I love working with directors/producers and am responsive and flexible. I have a home studio with a Mac Mini, Final Cut Pro, Reaper, and a Blue Spark XLR mic run through a Scarlett 2i2.
For more information you may visit my website: erindeward dot weebly dot com
English (North American)
North American, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)
Middle Aged (35-54), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)
Audiobooks, Business, Educational, Internet Video
Audio Book Narration (Curing Doctor Vincent, Warrior Goddess Training, The Pandemic Diary, How to be a Ghost, Crossing in Time, Called by the Bear Series, Brindle, Alpha Billionaire, Deadly Captive, Murder in Cottage #6, in production: Kelly's Koffee Shop, Symphony of Light and Winter), Project Narration (BBC America for Oxford University Press, Knoa Software training videos, ABC's of FVA's, Learn to Listen - Listen to Learn, Rockland Water Coalition), Audio (Video) Description (Sense the Wind, Musical Chairs, The Hyperglot, Invitation to Dance, Training Videos for Hunter School of Teaching, Come as you Are, multiple projects for ReelAbilities Film Festival, multiple projects for Described and Captioned Media Program), Subtitle performance for international films being shown at ReelAbilities Film Festival.
Audio Book Narration Master Class with Paul Ruben, Audio Book Narration with Paul Ruben, Audio Book Narration with Eliza Foss, Voice Over with Lainie Cooke, Audio Description with Joel Snyder, Audio Description through the Kennedy Center LEAD Workshop, Shakespearean Text with Jay O. Sanders, Shakespearean Text with Michael Sexton, Shakespearean Text with Dakin Matthews, Shakespearean Text with Daniella Varon, Shakespearean Text with Shakespeare and Company
Blue Spark XLR but occasionally a Rode NT1
Computer & Software
Mac Mini, Final Cut Pro, Reaper, Audacity
Box within a box studio, Scarlett 2i2
Depends on Project
Audio (video) description, acting, narration, advocacy, public speaking, training, facilitation - these are the things that make my heart sing. Each one is thrilling in its own way and each allows me to be part of a dedicated team of people who share a common vision and a common set of goals. Nothing is more exciting than to work hard with a group of people who truly want to do great work. I am passionate and driven. The idea of transmedia fascinates me. I hope to play a role in making the world a more accessible place for all people.
I am thrilled to give the highest recommendation for Erin DeWard. Her professionalism, timeliness, and quality of work are exemplary and No Barriers USA is thoroughly impressed with her work. As an organization that aims to unleash the potential of the human spirit, we have the privilege of working with a very diverse group of individuals with varied levels of physical abilities. Many of our past program participants are blind or visually impaired, and we sought Erin out to audio describe our brand video to make it accessible to our audiences. One of our past program participants (who is blind) reviewed the audio description and had the following comments: “The descriptions are spot on. Just as good as the professional descriptions given for Hollywood movies. I was able to picture the environments described very vividly in my head. The voice, who ever it belongs to, has a voice that is full of energy and easy to understand, making it a voice easy to listen to instead of just a boring monotone.” We are thrilled to release the product Erin created for us to our entire network.No Barriers USA - David Shurna
On a personal level, Erin was a simple joy to work with. Through the whole process of script drafting to recording, she was timely, effective, and comprehensive in her work. She seamlessly and efficiently produced the script, asked the appropriate questions, and delivered a great product. She was open to feedback and received suggestions understandingly and professionally. Her passion for the work she does did not go unnoticed and this truly made her very easy to work with. We are happy to have had the opportunity to work with Ms. DeWard and we look forward to maintaining a relationship with her to be able to provide our resources to the blind/VI community in the future.
Erin worked with me on the creation of an instructional video. Her general professionalism and orientation to detail resulted in a well-received video. The quality and pacing of Erin's voice in the video has made the video easily accessible to persons with special needs.Rona Shaw
As an "audio describer" Erin is a talented performer. She has the ability to capture a variety of voices and moods in preparing a sound track as well as a sensitive eye for the right detail in efficiently representing the action, setting and character of the scene. She is easy to work with and open to suggestion. Furthermore, her recommendations to others are tactful and productive.ReelAbilities - David Linton
"The narration of the story is superb. Noah Michael Levine and Erin Deward do a phenomenal job with the characters. It was such a joy to listen to as they made you feel what the characters felt. Bravo!!Curing Doctor Vincent by Renea Mason (audible reviews)
"Erin did a fabulous job. I think it’s very difficult to transition from Elaine’s character to just simply narrating the story. I could easily following and understand when she was being the character and when she was reading the book."
"This book is a great read but far my intriguing and delightful when listening to the narrators bring life into this story. I will never look at the characters the same way. Noah Micheal Levine and Erin Deward did an incredible job to bring the authors work to a whole new level."
"Admittedly, the naughty scenes felt like I was listening in on someone's secret phone-sex sessions...and I loved every minute! Erin's mental commentary left me feeling as if I were sitting with an old friend who was venting about a relationship. Noah's sexy, deep voice sparked pictures of him speaking to me as the Doctor spoke to Elaine. And when I finished, it rendered me spent and hungry for more...as any great romance novel should."
"I love this series , but this narrator is awesome. the emotions she puts behind the words makes you actually be able to see the characters."Called by the Bear by V. Vaughn (audible reviews)
"The first thing I notice voice of the narrated was so calming she had you relaxing with just the flow of her voice."
"Brindle is such an amazing story of love, loss and family. The narrator did an amazing job at portraying both the male and female characters. Cannot wait to hear more from this series!"Brindle by V. Vaughn (audible reviews)
"V.Vaughn has created characters who are funny,sexy and easy to fall in love with. These characters are then brought to life by the narration of Erin deWard. Fabulous job to both of these ladies. look forward to the next book."
"I loved how Erin's voice got husky when the steamy scenes arrived, also how she would start reading a little faster during the scene too... I was still able to understand everything, but I thought it added a little something to my listening pleasure.
Having read Brindle, I was excited to hear what Erin could do with it, having never listened to her narrations before, & I was pleasently surprised!!"
Voice Over Clients
BBC America Educational (Ivan Sauer), Knoa Software (Yee-Ping Wu), Hierophant Publishing (Randy Davilla), AFB (Rona Shaw), No Barriers USA (David Shurna), Various writers.
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