Natural Scottish accent, positive, punchy,warm, friendly, relaxed,convincing, conversational,A true professional with a sharp writing style who delivers scripts in a compelling, but completely natural manner.
England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), Scottish, Scottish (Standard Scottish English)
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
I am a Professional Voiceover Artist and Broadcaster and accomplished continuity scriptwriter with twenty years of experience. As a Broadcaster I have worked for BBC Radio Scotland,BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Services) STV (Scottish Television) Living TV, Bio ( Biography Channel) Travel Channel and Radio Forth. I was also a Promo Voiceover at STV and QVC.I have also voiced corporate projects for British Airways, BP,HSBC, Evonik, Market Hold Productions, Tailwind Solutions, Flow Training, Navitas Solutions.
Live /Pre-recorded Continuity Writer,Announcer Promo Voiceover.
STV,Living TV,Bio,Travel Channel,QVC,BFBS,
Rode NT2A,Blue Snowball
Computer & Software
Operate from my own ISDN studio and conduct live audio sessions with Producers all over the world.Can also provide WAV and MP3 Files on a fast turnaround
12 Hours and sometimes less.
I provide professional voiceovers for the marketing of your business. Your customers will come to recognize and trust a clear,believable and natural voice that they will associate with your company through Commercials, Narrations, Tutorials, Website and Telephone. I also provide copywriting and post-production.
Derek is thoroughly professional. He has a good range of delivery and is comfortable with a wide range of genres. Overall, Derek is a joy to work with and consistently delivers a high-quality product reflecting the brief.STV
Senior Promo Producer, STV
Derek Smith was employed as a freelance Newsreader within the Radio Forth Newsroom for over three years. Derek was always professional in his approach to the job, and i considered him to be a real asset to the station. He was quick and keen to learn, a good communicator, an excellent team player and well liked by his newsroom colleagues.Radio Forth
Head of News, Radio Forth
I found Derek Smith to be a personable and eloquent continuity announcer on air for Living TV. I recall that we threw him on air with little training or experience, when one of our regular announcers was taken ill. Luckily for us, and for Derek, he blossomed on air, seizing his 10 seconds of fame between the programmes with great enthusiasm. No mean achievement considering he was speaking live - with no chance of a retake! I would have no hesitation in recommending Derek Smith as a continuity announcer.Living TV
Head of Presentation - Living TV
We've worked with Derek for almost 10 years. As well as being a delight to work with he's utterly reliable and always delivers. Thoroughly recommended.Red Facilities
RED Facilities, Edinburgh
Derek tackled every challenge with true professionalism and took direction. I was pleased to see him achieve his goal as a continuity announcer, and I was equally pleased to offer him voiceover work for one of my BBC Scotland productions.Demus Productions
Producer, Demus Productions
We selected Derek Smith to record voice over for an on-line hospitality training module on the subject of cask ale. In my experience Derek Smith delivered a first class service from beginning to end for us at Flow Hospitality Training. He came across as professional and prompt and was able to adapt his delivery style to suit our business needs. I was delighted that Derek was also flexible when it came to re-records and amendments. Being more than satisfied with the results we will certainly be looking to use Derek’s excellent services again in the future.Flow Hospitality Training
E-Learning Developer, Flow Hospitality Training
In my capacity as both Head of Presentation and Head of Television for BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service), I have engaged the services of Derek as freelance broadcaster since 2014. As well as working on occasional, stand-alone voice-over projects, Derek has also been one of our regular junction continuity presenters on our television channels for those serving in HM Forces overseas, which we provide under contract to the MoD.BFBS
Derek has provided the majority of his work for BFBS from his home studio and the success in this supply chain has been down to Derek's meticulous eye for detail, consummate professionalism and the fact that he is a fine and versatile broadcaster. Always aiming to please, he takes direction and editorial advice in the manner intended. Derek understands the core value of BFBS and the needs of those watching and listening overseas, he can be trusted in handling what could be deemed as sensitive content and information according to the demands of any particular engagement.
For the reasons given above, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Derek for further employment and I thank him for the contributions he makes to the output of my television services.
Head of Television
British Forces Broadcasting Service
Voice Over Clients
BBC Radio Scotland
STV (Scottish Television)
Cut Mustard TV
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