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Ian Borland

Perth, GB

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Highlights

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My accent is Scottish.
(Soft-spoken, with clear diction & pronunciation)

Being honest, I'd call myself a narrator/presenter more than a voice "actor"
I have been producing tutorial videos & events for over 20 years though I have no formal acting training. However, I am a natural mimic and am happy to "ham it up" for effect when required and can follow direction. (verbal or written)

I've had Military & GPO voice training for radiocommunications.

I've also got an extensive background as a Trainer/Consultant so my voice had to be clear for delivering presentations, which I relished doing.
I love giving a nice slick presentation.

I've presented to and trained audiences of all sizes, kinds & backgrounds, both for work and for personal interests/hobbies.
e.g I enjoyed giving presentations for my local Camera Club, Church and as a Diving Instructor.

I've lived and worked in England for 15 years, so have a good ear for accents. I also lived in Wales and learned to speak a little Welsh at the time.

I can work to script or ad-lib fluently.

I am also a writer/author, so I have written scripts for myself and for other voice actors even taken into account their natural speech patterns, e.g. writing for an American presenter.

My skills also include audio & video editing as well as touch-typing, so I also do transcription and captioning. I am also a wiz with presentation software. With my background in electronics & radio I understand the technical aspects of audio too. I've even got experience of setting up and working a multi-channel sound desk for small and large events with both live speakers and a live band.

Languages

English (British), English, English (Scottish)

Accent

British, Scottish, Scottish (Standard Scottish English)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

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

Experience

I am a full-time freelancer and love the variety of work I get. I've produced travel videos, tutorials, 'screencasts', and technical presentations and trained all kinds of audiences.
I've just recorded the voice-over for a 30 minute documentary and would LOVE to get my teeth into more of that type of work.
Currently I have a gig teaching Doctors and medical practice staff how to use Clinical Software via online video-conferencing.
I also edit & produce videos for some pretty big names in the webinar & marketing world and they know they can trust me to improve their presentations, documents and video recordings.

Mature Trainer/Presenter with soft-spoken Scottish Accent. (not broad Scots)
Good pace, projection, diction & enunciation.
I honed my voice skills as a Radio Operator in HM Forces and as a GPO Telegram Officer and later 15 years as an Instructor.
Later still developed Multimedia & e-Learning products and did scripted and ad-libbed narration. I also have excellent IT skills to edit and produce Audio/Videos, Screencasts, (Camtasia, etc.)

To be honest, I have been doing this for years, but only just realised my voice is an asset as I was asked to do narration as part of another contract, so I have added this skill to my freelance portfolio and am actively seeking work in voice-over. I am starting to get jobs and getting good feedback which is very encouraging. voices.com is new to me, but I have put together a web page at (Website hidden)

Credentials

Education

I am ITIL qualified.
I participated in Techsmith's Technical Preview Programme as an evaluator of their Screencasting/Video Editing package "Camtasia" and, was awarded their Camtasia Alumni badge for my participation.
I am a keen member of my local Camera Club and have often given local presentations and have also been invited to give presentations at other clubs.
I am also a member of The Machinima Institute and Machinimatographers where we use Virtual World technology to produce Videos.

Studio

Microphone

Logik LDM10 Desktop Microphone & Keenion CD-181 MV Headset with Mic.

Computer & Software

HP Envy (iCore 7) with xpress Scribe Transcription s/w, Camtasia, Audacity, etc. etc.

Special Equipment

Transcriber's Footpedal for audio work. + 3D Connexion 6 axis joystick (for work in 3D & virtual worlds).

Delivery Methods

WeTransfer, e-mail, cloud, dropbox, onedrive, download from my website, or post on Memory chip/CD&DVD

Turnaround Time

Lightning.

Service Description

I am a self-starter, confident and reliable with excellent feedback on my main freelance profile (i.e. not this website) I can also provide details and feedback of recent projects with client comments. These are all very positive. My reputation is absolutely vital to my livelihood and I am proud of my feedback and excellent customer relationships.

Testimonials

Brilliant, efficient, great quality and great value.
[for a series of travel videos I produced solo and narrated]

also ""Hi Ian, The video is excellent! Very happy with it!
Superb pronunciation of all the names, very impressive."

Private Expeditions (now TrekDMC / Kandoo Adventures)

I am more than happy.
[for a voice-over for a photostory type video for their website]

The Inn, Abernethy

Ian worked with us for a period of three months from May - August 2014.
Ian edited voiced over Powerpoints that had been recorded in Camtasia and exported them to MP4 Videos.
Ian completed the editing efficiently and to a very high standard. He kept meticulous records of all the edits he had made to each recording and was regularly in touch with updates about progress or any issues he had encountered with our recordings.
We would certainly have no hesitation in using Ian in the future for any other editing work or in recommending him to other organisations.

Imperial College, London

Such a willing and honest chap, Great product, great price. 100% recommended.
[for improving a video presentation]

Dr Helen Webberly

"Love your tone, accent, and high recording quality.
These [recordings] are wonderful. Thank you Ian!"

[for some voice acting for some characters for his video preview]

Scott W. (Media Expert)

Voice Over Clients

Private Expeditions
Imperial College London
The Inn Abernethy
Pacific International
Dr Helen Webberly

Payment Terms

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Internet Video

Coldhouse Collective LTD for Job #239757 Place of the Gaels

Ian has been amazing to work with. Super flexible and patient with our requirements and timings. His voice was spot on for a narrators role for a short form film, and varied enough to take direction and make changes. We would highly recommend Ian to anyone looking for a diligent and talented voice over artist.

Aug 8, 2017