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Derek Smith

Derek Smith

Glasgow, GB
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Derek Smith

Derek Smith

  Glasgow, GB

Highlights

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.

Languages

English (Scottish)

Accent

England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), Scottish, Scottish (Standard Scottish English)

Ages

Middle Aged

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

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,

Credentials

Studio

  • Microphone

    Rode NT2A,Blue Snowball

  • Computer & Software

    Sony Vaio,Audacity

  • Delivery Methods

    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

  • Turnaround Time

    12 Hours and sometimes less.

Service Description

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.

Testimonials

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.

Scott Reid
Senior Promo Producer, STV

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.

Paul Robertson
Head of News, Radio Forth

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.

Andrew Sharps
Head of Presentation - Living TV

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.

Max Howarth
RED Facilities, Edinburgh

Red Facilities

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.

Nick Lowe
Producer, Demus Productions

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.
Andrew Coyle
E-Learning Developer, Flow Hospitality Training

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.

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.

Adam Hardwick
Head of Television
British Forces Broadcasting Service
SSVC

BFBS

Voice Over Clients

BBC Radio Scotland
BFBS
STV (Scottish Television)
QVC
Living TV
Biography Channel
Travel Channel
Cut Mustard TV
Radio Forth
Radio Borders
Red Facilities
Demus Productions
Classic Video
British Airways
BP
Flow HospitalityTraining
HSBC
Navitas Solutions
Ooko
Tailwind Solutions

Payment Terms

Hire Derek as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

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