My voice styles: Sophisticated, sultry or wry / Warm, pleasant / Smooth, professional, knowledgeable /
I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks.Read More
As an audio book narrator, I have performed a wide range of genres, from classics like The Art of War – which made Audible's Best Sellers List in January, 2011 – to contemporary thrillers, children's books, fantasy chick-lit, and even stranger-than-fiction true stories.
I have also done a variety of television and radio commercial voiceovers, apps, video games, educational videos and technical narrations--clients include Amazon Kindle, Big Fish Games, Carerra Motors, Expanded Books, Inc., MeeGenius, Spektrum Software, Sono Bello, First Security Bank, the city of Kirkland, and others.
I first began doing voiceover work as a graduate student in Music Composition back in 2000. In several of my own compositions, I would find interesting, contrasting voices to tell stories and narrate on all sorts of topics and would then weave and mix them together in unlikely combinations. I began using my own voice in some of these experimental pieces and then later performed for other composers doing similar electronic music projects.
City of Kirkland
Expanded Books, Inc.
First Security Bank
Flight Sim Voices
Trout Lake Media
BA from Lewis & Clark College, 1998
MA from SUNY Stony Brook, 2000
Present -- Coaching with Carrington MacDuffie
Spring 2011 -- Audio Publisher's Association Conference (APAC)in NYC (Narration Master Class with Paul Ruben & Robin Miles)
Fall 2010--The Billion $ Read with Pat Fraley
Summer 2010-- Completed Scott Burns' Voice Lab through Creative Talent Development
Spring 2010 -- Completed Kit Harris' Advanced Voice-over Technique Class through Barbara Rey's Creative Talent Development in Seattle (Spring, 2010)
Spring 2010-Present-- audiobook narrator for the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library.
Voice Lessons - 9 years
Award-winning composer and recipient of multiple grants and scholarships as a vocalist and composer
Reviews 4.5View All (2)
Arika did an awesome job on this. Great read first time through. Some minor tweaks and adding some effects to meet the needs of the project and my client was very happy!
“Arika has proven time and again to be an absolute pro when it comes to delivering the reads we want for our clients. We’ve had Arika in to voice spots on numerous occasions primarily because we love to hear our clients say, “Loved it, great job!”Destination Marketing
– Scott Burns, Audio Production Manager-Destination Marketing
“I hired Arika to be a co-narrator for a book I was contracted to narrate. She handled the narration and editing with style. She was receptive to the process and both the author and I were quite pleased with the results. We subsequently went on to narrate 2 more titles together. Arika is one of my go-to talents for audiobook narration.”Audiobook-Voice-Over.com
– Jeffrey Kafer, http://audiobook-voice-over.com
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