4 Reviews

Melanie Fraser

St Lawrence, Isle of Wight, GB

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Highlights

Born in South Africa, I have spent most of my life in the UK. My voice has been described as RP British English, refined, classically elegant and polished with reassuring, flexible, warm tones.

My recording studio can deliver your project to post production. They can be transferred to you e.g. by email, We Transfer, Dropbox, Cloud, etc to meet your deadline.

Languages

English (British)

Accent

British, England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), Russian, South African

Ages

Child, Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Radio, Television, Videogames

Experience

I am a professional actress, singer and dancer. Following full-time, all-round theatre training I have performed many roles (a few of which are listed below) in plays, comedy, musicals, variety, solo vocal cabaret, film (Victor Victoria) and television (Morecambe and Wise Show).

My career as a narrator of childrens' programmes for the British Council Malta Rediffussion Radio I am currently narrating and producing audiobooks, samples of which can be found at Audible. I am an Audible Approved Producer.

I can also use my additional many years' experience as a professional ballet dancer and teacher/lecturer as well as several years in a medical private practice with detailed knowledge of the technical terms in both fields to add that authentic touch to audio projects.

Credentials

Education

Bush Davies Theatre Arts
Royal Ballet School
The Showreel, Jean-Paul Orr - home studio, voice over workshops,1-1 voice over training and demo reel
The Showreel, Yvonne Morley - vocal intensive workshop
VoMasterclass, Gary Terzza - 1-1 voice over training and demo reel
Crying Out Loud Productions - showreel
Sugar Pod Productions - workshop
BeeAudio Studio Certification Course for Audiobook Narrators
Character Voices Workshop with Yvonne Morley, The Showreel

Studio

Microphone

Rode NT1A

Computer & Software

Main ones are: Sony Soundforge Pro 11 & NCH WavePadSound as well as several others

Special Equipment

Blue Icicle, SE Electronics Reflexion Filter

Delivery Methods

email, We Transfer, Dropbox

Turnaround Time

usually 24-48 hours (depending on script length) faster turnaround for short reads

Service Description

Directly from my recording studio, I can deliver your project to post production in most formats.

Music/sound effects - can be added to your project from my library.

I'm easy to talk to and to work with. Do email me if you have a question or several!

Testimonials

‘We very much enjoyed working with Melanie, who was very accommodating when it came to asking for changes to the initial script. Also, Melanie’s response was always very speedy, which made it easy to complete the project on time’.
Michael Voges, Executive Director, ARCO

ARCO

'Melanie Fraser produced an excellent and believable voice for the slightly deranged character of Penny Greyback. The character appeared in the indie video game, Dark Matter: Hudokai, as part of the main villain group who push the story. Melanie's voice elevated the qualities that needed to stand out, for Penny, such as her glee from her weapon's research, as well as Penny's ambition through her not-quite-sane conversations with herself. As such, Melanie's experienced voice pushes Penny to be a believable character and well suited in this sci-fi RPG.' - Edgar Duncan, Writer

Edgar Duncan & Nikki Crawford

Thanks Melanie. It was a pleasure working with you.
Bhavik Haria, Creative Director
(video can be viewed on You Tube)

Cincera Productions for Klynstone.com

Thanks Melanie – the files sound great.
Ben Cook, Communications Expert

Futureperfect.com for Retirement Mindset (business training & presentation)

WE LOVE IT!!! THANKS SO MUCH.  You really put a lot of life in the story. I especially love the voice of the guardian. I have to say it was a thrill to hear my story told out loud by someone as talented as you. Thanks again.
Naomi C. Rose
Award-winning author and artist

Naomi C Rose, Author, 'Tibetan Tales from the Top of the World - Tashi's Gold'

I found myself listening and wondering had I actually written this ... it sounded so interesting. Well done on bringing the scene and charactors to life.  Your French accent is very attractive!  It is quite a thrill to hear the story brought to life.  I do wish you every success, your clear beautiful voice and sensitive handling of  prose and style of writing  should ensure it.
Mary

Mary Medawar. Author, 'Under The Tricolor'

You're a rock! Thank you for your patience. I’m really impressed. You have a really good sound quality from your studio.Thank you for doing a great job! Today was a pleasure!
Josefine Johansson , Project Manager

Widevox Sound Productions

Thank you so very much for your beautiful work, Melanie! I very much appreciate your narration,
attention to detail and your professionalism.
Reina M Williams, Author, 'A Gentleman's Daughter: Her Love'

ACX/AUDIBLE - Audiobook

What can I say? I am completely bowled over. Melanie has done a fantastic job, she brought my book and the characters alive. I really loved working with her and there were no changes - it was all - perfect. Personally, I would definitely recommend her to anyone and would love to work with Melanie again.
Elizabeth Chappelle, Author, ‘The Promise’

ACX/AUDIBLE

Melanie produced a compelling reading that was highly dramatic and wholly credible. She brought the entire cast of characters to life in no uncertain terms, interpreted a number of accents faultlessly, and her clarity of diction made for an extremely pleasant listening experience.”
Janet Whitehead, Author and David Whitehead, Rights Holder, ‘ Princess in Peril’

ACX/AUDIBLE

Finding Melanie to narrate A Murderer's Heart (a murder mystery) was definitely my lucky day. Not only has she a wonderfully precise and clear voice with fabulous versatility for plot and characterisation, but also is professional and friendly so that the entire process was extremely easy for me.
I would highly recommend Melanie Fraser's talent...so much so that I hope she will consider narrating more of my books.”
Julie Elizabeth Powell, Author, ‘A Murderer’s Heart’

ACX/AUDIBLE

Melanie has a beautiful voice I could listen to all day. She breathed life into the story as the narrator
and she brought each character to life. I don’t think people appreciate how challenging a good audio book is for the actress playing all the roles switching from one role to the other
seamlessly, while also doing the narrating. I will be eternally grateful to Melanie for taking an interest in my book out of the many posted to ACX looking for producers.
Archie Vincent, ‘Crossing the Vaal’.

ACX/AUDIBLE

“I found myself wanting to know what happened next (even though I know)...”
James Philip, Author, ‘Winter’s Pearl’

ACX/Audible

Working with Melanie made my job very easy. There was communication throughout the process which meant I knew exactly when to expect material for checking. She enhanced the stories by adding sound effects, which listeners have loved. I've worked with a few other narrators and none have been more professional and talented as Melanie. It's been a real pleasure and I would happily have all my stories produced by her.
Audrey Harrison, Author 'My Lord The Spy' and 'My Earl The Spy'

ACX/AUDIBLE

Voice Over Clients

ARCO ((Website hidden))
"Dark Matter: Hudokai", 2D sci-fi Video Game by Edgar Duncan & Nikki Crawford
Abbott Freestyle (Libre System Reader) (Website hidden)
BlueWater Technologies
Klynstone
Futureperfect
Vectis Radio
St John Ambulance, Isle of Wight
Wet Work,
Gov Radio
Studiotime
Doro Liberto 820 Smartphone - Widevox Sound Productions
Gavleborg - Widevox Sound Productions
ACX/Audible

Payment Terms

Payment to Melanie Fraser is made through Voices.com SurePay®, our escrow service that guarantees your project is completed to your satisfaction. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com and when your work is done, simply download the final files, and release funds to Melanie Fraser.

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Audiobooks

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Movie Trailers

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Videogames

Internet Video

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Documentaries

Educational

Videogames

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Internet Video

Voices.com for Job #286018 Voices.com - Your Voice Requested, Melanie!

Thank you Melanie!

May 24, 2018

Business

Studiotime & Thevoiceexperts for Job #112686 UK voices Eyes Brand Panorama

Aug 11, 2014

Internet Video

Mark Callahan for Job #107751 Promo Video

Melanie completed the work quickly and worked through some late revisions we had on the project.

May 28, 2014

Business

Voices.com for Job #98012 **BRITISH** - Voices - Pharmaceutical Web Video Product Launch

Thank you for your excellent work!

Mar 17, 2014