My voice has been known to leave listeners speechless. When I worked at a small firm, I would occasionally operate the switchboard. On several occasions, callers hearing me fell silent, then said I should be a radio announcer, instead of whatever I was currently doing. Now I am trying to market that (apparently) striking sound.
My voice is a deep baritone, my accent standard, middle American, with no strong regional character. It carries well, and can be heard over surrounding sounds, ensuring the message it conveys is heard. I generally strive for an approachable, yet convincing tone, trying to make complex, challenging material inviting - and even enticing.
When speaking skillful writing, I aim to let the words themselves dominate. That is, to let my voice (inflection, timing, etc.) serve as a mere “medium” to convey them, drawing the least possible attention to itself, so a listener is more mindful of the words than of me.
I will consider most voiceover work, but as my samples - read in single, unbroken takes - demonstrate, I prefer longer assignments - narration, or audio books - to short, retail-focused ones. But again, inquiries for any type of job are welcome.
English, English (North American), French, German
French, German, North American, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes)
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone
Mostly the humanities - two degrees in History.
I have a very strong ear for pronouncing languages other than English. I speak a fair amount of French and German, and pronounce both almost like a native. I could recite in many languages without actually understanding them (if given a pronunciation model). If you need “blended” speaking, where most of the text is in English but a substantial amount of another language is also included, my talents are ideal for your project.
I can also use many foreign accents while speaking English, and can imitate many regional English accents as well.
I have a broad range of interests, and the terminology of many fields is somewhat familiar to me. For other subjects, I can generally grasp enough of it quickly to sound convincing.
In addition to presenting your material with clarity and jaunty elegance, I can (if desired) try to use my years of experience as a professional (technical) writer to adjust its wording for maximum “flow” and impact.
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