According to her clients, Lucinda's voice carries gravitas, is wonderful to listen to, and makes people feel warm and safe.
English (North American), English
North American, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)
Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Documentaries, Educational, Radio, Television
Lucinda’s first foray into voice-over was at the age of nine when she recorded “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe (complete with sound effects) on her brand new reel-to-reel tape recorder.
Her life-long ambition has been acting, whether on stage, on screen, or behind the microphone.
She graduated in 1980 from Carnegie-Mellon University with a BFA in Drama (Acting Emphasis). She has spent the past 35 years gracing stages in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and her current home of North Carolina. She has shown a special affinity for classical works, particularly those of Shakespeare and has just completed the Month-Long Intensive at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox Massachusettes.
The recent advances in technology have allowed her to return to the world of voice-over. Her familiarity with Shakespeare’s use of rhetoric has given her the tools to interpret and promote the structures used in commercial copy. In addition, the quality of her voice (and her experience as a mom) create a feeling of warmth and safety in her listeners. She has been heard in commercials, documentaries, museums, public service announcements, eLearning, and numerous audiobooks.
Graduate, Braintracks Audio Acting for Advertising with Nancy Wolfson
B.F.A. in Drama (Acting Emphasis) Carnegie-Mellon University (1980)
CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser. Sennheiser MKH416 Shotgun Microphone
Computer & Software
MacMini. Adobe Audition, ipDTL
Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface
Voices.com, Email (YouSendIt), FTP, CD
less than 24 hours for most jobs
Working from her professional home studio, Lucinda delivers clean, edited, audio recordings in the format of your choice. She is not satisfied until the client is satisfied so unlimited retakes are included.
She can accommodate live direction through Skype and has ipDTL in lieu of ISDN.
“Brilliant and competent worker. Highly recommended for voice-overs and narrations, especially for story telling talent.”Johnotdead
“Thank you Lucinda. You are a real professional making sure the buyer is 100% satisfied. You are very responsive and you pay attention to details which is a big plus. You even delivered earlier than promised. Thank you -- I will definitely work with you again!”Versabrands
We enjoyed working with you. I added a small tip for your gracious inclusion of our phone message recording. ; ) I will keep you in mind for other museum audio projects in the future.Paul Bernhard Exhibit Design & Consulting
We hired you because listening to you made us feel warm and safe.NC Early Childhood Foundation
Voice Over Clients
NC Early Childhood Foundation
American Association for the Advancement of Science
University of Iowa Center for Media Production
Paul Bernhard Exhibit Design and Consulting
Hudson Audio Publishing
One Degree Media
Federal Hemophilia Treatment Centers
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Don Veinish for Job #53561 Titanic Memorial Narration Exactly what we needed. Very happy.Apr 12, 2012
Benjamin Hill for Job #47888 City of Literature documentary Thanks Lucinda! You're a great collaborator.Feb 2, 2012
Mike Theodore for Job #38124 Multimedia Presenation (character)Jun 28, 2011
Toni Pallent for Job #15582 Audiobook Read - Color My Jazzmyne Lucinda is a true professional. Excellent communicator. Fast worker, excellent value and quality production. I would highly recommend Lucinda.Oct 12, 2009
Peter Adebi for Job #13492 Educational-Audio Version of Seminar Lucinda did an excellent job on a high volume project. She was timely and the pace, intonation and flow of the voicing exceeded our expectations! I highly recommend her and would use her services again.Jun 19, 2009