Mature * African American * Sincere * Maternal * Calming * Urban * Professional * Soothing * Natural * Storyteller * Woman Next Door * School Teacher * Authoritative * Sexy * Sassy * Conversational * Sarcastic * Silly * Friendly * Animated * Melifluous * Teasing * Playful * Southern * Neighbor lady * Boomer Grandmother *
English (North American)
North American, US African American, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)
Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Full-time audiobook producer and studio monitor for the American Printing House of the Blind. Produced more than 320 audiobooks compliant with the Library of Congress' recording for the blind guidelines.
Radio serial drama actress for WCLK, a National Public Radio station.
On-air talent for the Georgia Radio Reading Service for the Blind (GARRS) for one year
Foster Parenting PSA: Michigan Department of Family and Children's Services
Diversity Training Films: AT&T
IVR Clients: AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Iron Mountain (Intellectual Property Division), Resource Systems International (Prentice Hall). ROI, Inc.,
Corporate Audio Trademarks: Wordtronics, Avatar Enterprises
AUDIO PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications/Mass Media Arts from Clark College where I was cast as a regular in a student radio drama for NPR Station, WCLK. The various characters I played were usually virginal, naive, young women.
CONVOLUTED DATA & SCIENTIFIC LINGO - NO PROBLEM:
Good at dissecting verbose medical and technical material.
*Currently, classified as a science and medical writer by the Centers for Disease Control.
*Formerly, a daily news writer/newspaper reporter for The Louisville Times, The Atlanta Journal, The Brentford & Chiswick Times (UK) and a magazine writer for Le Metro (Paris). I worked in PR for The Atlanta Bureau of Police
BUSINESS, LEGAL AND TECHNICAL JARGON - NO PROBLEM
* Master of Science degree in Business from Central Michigan University.
*Completed the first year of law school at the George Washington University where I earned a master's certificate in Global Contract Management. For more than a decade I was a Regional Manager of Contract Negotiations for AT&T and Lucent Technologies.
*Paralegal Certificate from the University of Georgia
Comfortable voicing executive, business, legal, technical and scientific documents. Post graduate studies in business, law and medical science.
SEMINARS, CONFERENCE & GROUP WORKSHOPS INCLUDE: :
Cynthia Barrett of Atlanta Voice Coaching - Private and group sessions in vocal production and articulation.
Pat Fraley - Workshop Coach
*Atlanta Melt Down - Ensemble Voice Acting
Paul Alan Reuben
Crispin Freeman - Workshop Presenter
*Anime Voice Acting
M J Lallo - Workshop Coach
*How to Win Roles in Animation Casting
Tee Morris - Instructor
*Podcasting from Script to iTunes.
September Day Leach Carter - Workshop Presenter
*Beginning Voice Over
George Lowe, Jr. - Presenter
* Voice Acting
Bob Carter - Coach:
*Commercial VO's & Making $$$ For Being You.
*Industrial Narration & Making $$$ by Telling Others What To Do
*Political VO & Making $$$ for Slingin' Mud in 2012
Studio: Neumann TLM 102, Blue Yeti  Travel Kit: Apogee mIc
Computer & Software
Studio: MAC Mini, Gateway custom tower  Travel Kit: iPad3  Software: Twisted Wave. Pro Tools Essentials, Audacity, Adobe Audition 3
Professional 6 x 4 vocal booth designed by Vocal Booth To Go
email, FTP, Box.com. Hightail, Dropbox, CD, CD overnight, SKYPE
4-48 hours. Depends upon project length
* I record in a fully equipped home studio.
* I will go to any designated studio in my area
* I offer phone patch services via Skype
* I will travel domestically and internationally for projects
* I offer copywriting services
* I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
* I offer radio ad production services
* I have a music library and can add music to any project
* I can add special effects to any project.
* ISDN offered by appointment only subject to separate fees.
The character interpretation was dead on. The narration was exactly what I was looking for. With minimal direction I got what I needed quickly. Benita was incredibly responsive and professional. (PC)Edward Jones
Benita was phenomenal. Her presence was authoritative and embracing at the same time. She lent an air of authenticity that made our Diversity Project come to life. (JRM - Industrial Producer and Academy Award Nominee)AT&T
Voice Over Clients
Edward Jones Corp - Sales and Marketing Collateral; AT&T - Diversity Training Film; Audissey Media - Harriet Tubman Audio Tour; Evolve Media - The Vapor Room; Michigan Department of Human Services - Foster Parenting PSA; AIRSLA
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