Warm, comforting, pleasant voice. Educational, professional, and fun. I can sound reassuring, motherly, and nurturing, or friendly and approachable. I can do Southern and Texan accents, some French and French accents. At times my voice has been compared to Sigourney Weaver, Allison Janey, or Dixie Carter. I have done character voices, like a young boy, a snobbish older lady, and a gentle older lady. One of my favorite things, is to read stories, especially children's stories, where I can play with emotions and lots of character voices! I can sound happy, authoritative, sensual or frantic! I am pleasant and easy to work with, and follow direction well.
I have had several careers. I was a Prosthetist (maker of artificial legs and arms) for 20 years; Lector (reader of Scriptures during church services) for 15 years; Flight Attendant with American Airlines (back when flying was a TREAT) for 7 years; typesetter and office manager of a printing company for 10 years. (Many of these were simultaneous, of course!) I have had great life experiences, and excellent training at Such A Voice for my voice over career.
Reading books and singing are my favorite pastimes. I have sung in a choir at school or church since I was 10 years old.
Please let me help you with your voice over needs!
English (North American)
French, North American, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas)
Child, Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Educational, Internet, Radio, Television
years of "lector reading" at Episcopal Church, with great comments
BS in teaching Art from Texas Tech University
Certificate in beginning French from the Sorbonne in Paris
Certificate in Prosthetics from Northwestern University Medical School
Voice Over Coaching from Steven Wahlberg at Such A Voice
Computer & Software
I can do your voice over job quickly, in my home studio, and send you an edited MP3 to your email. I want my customers to be very pleased. I include 2 edits in my quotes. I take coaching well, and will be happy to do the voice over exactly as you or your coach want it done. Hope we can work together!
Voice Over Clients
Christ Episcopal Church, Tyler, TX
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