13 Reviews

Jeffrey Hays

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Highlights

I love my job as a voice-actor, and this fact shines through the performances I deliver, and the service I provide. Not only am I talented at using my voice to bring text to life, but I also have a very broad range that I can use to fulfill almost any demand. I have done many voice-overs for instructional videos, web-ads, performance art narratives, and myriad other applications. However, my favorite and most frequent work is audio books. Authors pick me to record their books because I have an excellent sense of rhythm, I have a whole troupe of actors inside my head that can play the roles of each character convincingly (yes, including the female characters), and I'm able to engineer clean, high-quality audio without all the awful room noise and mouth sounds so common to audio books. Not only that, but I'm also open to creating and adding sound-effects, and have even been composing music to supplement the books I narrate. Though they can be tiring and require a lot of work, it's quite gratifying to finish a book and know that someone is experiencing an entire novel's worth of story, or learning something elaborate and valuable, through my performance. I want that listener to have the best experience possible, and I want the same thing from any project I contribute to, regardless of length. Everyone I've worked with so far has given me a five-star rating and left good feedback, and I believe this is because I am highly attentive to detail, I listen carefully to my clients, and I'm willing to push my performance and go the extra mile to meet my clients' needs. I hope to never stop improving, and to provide the highest-quality audio I can.

 

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

British, Irish, Italian, North American, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), Trans-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

Ages

Child, Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

I am a musician, but I have experience in acting from high school, and I took a Radio and TV Performance class in college. I've always been interested in using my acting and voice skills to help produce media. I love the English language, I love experimenting with my voice and all sound in general, and I compulsively parrot commercials and other media noise that happens around us all day-to-day, which exercises my range and flexibility. I have now completed three audiobooks, one non-fiction, two fiction complete with characterizations, a short college training course narration, and a few voice-overs for commercial demos. I have a lot of experience producing music and recording through Ableton Live, and I use my home studio to do it. I also love to write, so if scripts need to be written or rewritten, I am more than capable of handling it. I'm eager to continue making my way in the voice-acting community, and even more eager to work on new media!

Credentials

Education

Graduated High School at the Barstow School in Kansas City, Missouri.
Attended the UMKC Conservatory of Music for two years.

Studio

Microphone

Blue Yeti Pro

Computer & Software

2013 27

Special Equipment

Sound Booth, Ableton Live for audio engineering

Delivery Methods

Mail, email, you name it. . .

Turnaround Time

One day or less for scripts 1,000 words or less, three days for anything 10,000 words or less, and anything more than that will have to be negotiated.

Service Description

I am willing to try any sort of voice-over work available. The more creative, the better. I strive to constantly expand my range, communicate effectively with clients, improve my technique, quicken and streamline my workflow, obtain knowledge of the craft, and create the best product possible for my clients. I record in a soundbooth and engineer my work to sound clean and clear, maximizing actual vocal tones, and minimizing noise. For fiction audiobooks and character work, I also have special effects I can use to create even more specific voices, or even sound effects and music if requested.

I've thoroughly enjoyed this profession since I've started, and I intend to produce high-quality sound to suit you and your media projects to the very best of my ability. If you know what you want and are willing to put forth direction, I am happy to listen and work with you by whatever means necessary to give you the performance you want.

Testimonials

Jeffrey did a GREAT job on the audio book that he narrated for us! He really brought the book to life with his ability to change and maintain multiple characterizations. He was efficient and very detail oriented. We would definitely hire Jeffrey for future voice work.

Curt Geren, Pearson Education

Delivered exactly what the client was looking for, and over the weekend at that.

Zach Kennedy

Excellent work here, highly talented, timely and professional. Highly recommend!

Will Perez, Sci-Fi Publishing

. . . Listen and Think Audio is proud to add you to the list of our professional narrators! Take care and stay in touch!

Derek Sheriff, Listen and Think Audio

You are soooooo talented! Absolutely AMAZING! I love everything you've done. WOW--really. :) I've read this book so many times and yet I found myself listening to these sections as if for the first time!

Elisa Morris, Wayman Publishing

Voice Over Clients

Pearson Education
Listen and Think Audio
Wayman Publishing
Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies

Payment Terms

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Audiobooks

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Internet Video

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Audiobooks

96
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Educational

18
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Videogames

86
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Business

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Internet Video

Automaton Creative for Job #105843 Wise Choice Market - Product Videos

We had a very specific ask for the character, accent, and approach we wanted. Jeff was able to take the direction we wrote, read between the lines, and give us exactly what we needed. When we came back with a major change the client sprung on us, he delivered the revision within the hour at no extra charge. Excellent work, hope to work together again!

Jun 5, 2014

Internet Video

Otherland for Job #107005 Solar

May 19, 2014

Internet Video

Otherland for Job #101607 solar video v2

Talented, Fast and Flexible.

Apr 7, 2014

Internet Video

Otherland for Job #95134 Solar Video VO

Fast, flexible and talented.

Mar 5, 2014

Internet Video

Voices.com for Job #93095 Insurance Caller- Internet Video

Thank you for your excellent work!

Feb 19, 2014

Internet Video

Jose Besprosvany for Job #92942 ESPEJO (2)

Jeff is a very efficient voice actor, he responds well to the demand and is very professional.
He also delivers good work on short notice, which is very valuable.
It was a pleasure working with him.

Dec 16, 2013

Business

Norman Kurtin for Job #92614 KP DHMO Web-Based Training character voices

Thanks for the quick turnaround!

Dec 10, 2013

Audiobooks

Sci-Fi Publishing LLC for Job #84355 Damians 2

Excellent job on this project. Diligent, professional, amazing performance. Highly Recommend!

Nov 7, 2013

Audiobooks

Sci-Fi Publishing LLC for Job #86788 Short Project

Phenomenal job on this project, timely, talented and very professional. Highly Recommend!

Nov 7, 2013

Audiobooks

Sci-Fi Publishing LLC for Job #84291 Male Voice Actor Needed for Post Apocalyptic Novel (Dami)

Excellent work here, highly talented, timely and professional. Highly recommend!

Sep 25, 2013

Educational

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies for Job #84077 Educational Narration

Great read. Quick turnaround.

Aug 23, 2013

Audiobooks

Pearson for Job #79797 eBook Narration

Jeffrey did a GREAT job on the audio book that he narrated for us! He really brought the book to life with his ability to change and maintain multiple characterizations. He was efficient and very detail oriented. We would definitely hire Jeffrey for future voice work.

Curt Geren
Pearson Education

Aug 12, 2013

Business

Adair Creative Studio for Job #80459 Life is a Journey

Delivered exactly what the client was looking for, and over the weekend at that.

Jul 2, 2013