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Arika Escalona

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Highlights

My voice styles: Sophisticated, sultry or wry / Warm, pleasant / Smooth, professional, knowledgeable /

Languages

English (North American), English (British), English (Australian), English (New Zealand), English

Accent

Australian, British, New Zealand, North American

Voice Ages

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

Special Skills

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

Experience

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.

Credentials

Education

BA from Lewis & Clark College, 1998
MA from SUNY Stony Brook, 2000

Member, APA

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

Studio

Microphone

Rode NT-1A condenser mic

Computer & Software

Lenovo G555 NoteBook

Special Equipment

Sonar 7 / USB Sound Card Cakewalk Roland VA 25 EX

Delivery Methods

Email audio file, mail CD, or go to studio in my area

Turnaround Time

ASAP!

Service Description

I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks.

Testimonials

“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!”
– Scott Burns, Audio Production Manager-Destination Marketing

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.”
– Jeffrey Kafer, http://audiobook-voice-over.com

Audiobook-Voice-Over.com

Voice Over Clients

Amazon Kindle
Carrera Motors
City of Kirkland
Expanded Books, Inc.
First Security Bank
Flight Sim Voices
MeeGenius!
Oxygen Productions
Sono Bello
Spektrum Software
SpringBrook Audiobooks
Trout Lake Media

Payment Terms

Payment to Arika Escalona 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 Arika Escalona.

Learn more about SurePay® here.

Next Steps

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Business

PH Productions for Job #41867 TechCon Opening Video

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!

Oct 4, 2011

Audiobooks

tony leccisi for Job #21806 audiobook-anne of green gables

world class pro.
on time.
smooth as butter.
good communication.
five stars.

Feb 26, 2011