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Ian Borland

Ian Borland

Perth, GB
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Ian Borland

Ian Borland

  Perth, GB

Highlights

I have a soft-spoken (lowland/mid-east) Scottish accent. (not coarse or broad)
Excellent diction, projection and pronunciation.
I am new to voices.com, but already have previous experience of voice narration & excellent references.
My personal voice-over page is now up. (Website hidden)
where you can find examples of just some of my recent work along with some client feedback.
I am very comfortable with delivering all kinds of presentations and training, both live and recorded as well as in virtual worlds and have oodles of experience narrating training courses of my own design and for contracted clients as I tend to specialise in screencasts or walkthroughs on video.
(I very much enjoy comedy and mimickry too - so I don't mind hamming it up).
I had often been complimented on my \"nice voice\", but only recently realised it is an asset, so consequently have added this to my freelance portfolio and am actively seeking voice work. So far the feedback has been very encouraging. I am fully equipped, working from home as a modestly successful IT freelancer with well-honed skills in audio and video editing and experience of multi-channel audio mixing desks etc., My background in Radio Communications and Electronics also helps me to understand the technical issues of Voice Transmission. I am equally happy ad-libbing or following scripts and can generally ad-lib fluently for long periods without stammering. I have also written scripts for other voice-over actors in different styles and have experience of editing and synchronising these to video. I have produced Videos using sub-titling software too so I can provide Closed Captions in SRT format or as finished videos. I am also skilled in transcription. I have a good command of English language and write and self-publish books and training materials from notes to full technical manuals and presentations in Powerpoint, etc.

Languages

English (British), English, English (Scottish)

Accents

British, Scottish, Scottish (Standard Scottish English)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

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

Experience

Mature Trainer/Presenter with soft-spoken Scottish Accent. (not broad Scots)
Good pace, projection, diction & enunciation.
I honed my voice skills as a Radio Operator in HM Forces and as a GPO Telegram Officer and later 15 years as an Instructor. Later still developed Multimedia & e-Learning products and did scripted and ad-libbed narration. I also have excellent IT skills to edit and produce Audio/Videos, Screencasts, (Camtasia, etc.)
To be honest, I have been doing this for years, but only just realised my voice is an asset as I was asked to do narration as part of another contract, so I have added this skill to my freelance portfolio and am actively seeking work in voice-over. I am starting to get jobs and getting good feedback which is very encouraging. voices.com is new to me, but I have put together a web page at (Website hidden)

Credentials

Education

I am ITIL qualified.
I participated in Techsmith's Technical Preview Programme as an evaluator of their Screencasting/Video Editing package "Camtasia" and, was awarded their Camtasia Alumni badge for my participation.
I am a keen member of my local Camera Club and have often given local presentations and have also been invited to give presentations at other clubs.
I am also a member of The Machinima Institute and Machinimatographers where we use Virtual World technology to produce Videos.

Studio

  • Microphone

    Logik LDM10 Desktop Microphone & Keenion CD-181 MV Headset with Mic.

  • Computer & Software

    HP Envy (iCore 7) with xpress Scribe Transcription s/w, Camtasia, Audacity, etc. etc.

  • Special Equipment

    Transcriber's Footpedal for audio work. + 3D Connexion 6 axis joystick (for work in virtual worlds).

  • Delivery Methods

    WeTransfer, e-mail, cloud, dropbox, onedrive, download from my website, or post on Memory chip/CD&DVD

  • Turnaround Time

    Lightning. Small jobs can be same day, sometimes within the hour.

Service Description

I am a self-starter, confident and reliable with excellent feedback on my main freelance profile (i.e. not this website) I can also provide details and feedback of recent projects with client comments. These are all very positive. My reputation is absolutely vital to my livelihood.

Testimonials

Brilliant, efficient, great quality and great value.

Private Expeditions

I am more than happy.

The Inn, Abernethy

Ian worked with us for a period of three months from May - August 2014.
Ian edited voiced over Powerpoints that had been recorded in Camtasia and exported them to MP4 Videos.
Ian completed the editing efficiently and to a very high standard. He kept meticulous records of all the edits he had made to each recording and was regularly in touch with updates about progress or any issues he had encountered with our recordings.
We would certainly have no hesitation in using Ian in the future for any other editing work or in recommending him to other organisations.

Imperial College, London

Such a willing and honest chap, Great product, great price. 100% recommended.

Dr Helen Webberly

Voice Over Clients

Private Expeditions
Imperial College London
The Inn Abernethy
Pacific International
Dr Helen Webberly

Payment Terms

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