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Brian Jackson

Santa Rosa, California, US



Born in Los Angeles in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.

My latest endeavor, begun in July of 2014, is to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal is to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. As time permits, I plan to expand my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.

I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.


English (North American), English


US West Coast (California, Portland)


Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

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


I recorded 2 audiobooks for publication on Audible, "This Kiss" which was written by myself and "Halloween" written by my wife, Melanie Jackson.

I've recorded 35 Udemy online training videos, approximately 125 hours worth of video, during the last 4 years. I've been told my voice is worth marketing.

I worked for Lockheed Missiles and Space Company for 13 years as a Systems Programmer and Cisco Systems for 13 years as a test tools developer.



1980 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Humboldt State University



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Computer & Software

Dell XPS 27" All-in-one i7 Quad, 4th gen, 16G, 1TB running Windows 10, Camtasia Studio and Audacity

Special Equipment

Kaotica Eyeball, Blue Radius II Shock Mount and Neewer Microphone Arm

Delivery Methods


Turnaround Time


Service Description

I'm providing my voice which I've been told is quite calming and pleasant. Though I'm new to VO, I've worked for 4 years producing online training videos for Udemy, Inc.


I like the clear, calm way it is taught.

Doreen Richmond (Udemy Student)

I enjoyed the course the lecturer's voice was appropriate, the lecturer was patient and the course was easy to follow. good course

Velma (Udemy Student)

Voice Over Clients

Udemy, Inc.

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