Barb Lyon  Batavia, Illinois, US

Barb Lyon
/ 5 36 Reviews
Barb Lyon

Barb Lyon



Fun and Spunky to warm and soothing...I offer expressive reads and can provide a wide variety of interpretations. I've been described as "attention getting", "compassionate" and a "real person".

I'm a Full Time Voice Talent, recording voiceovers since 1996, and have the added benefit of having worked on your side of the glass: voice casting; coaching talent; engineering; editing since 1993.

All that experience means I respect the process and everyone's roles.


English (North American), English


North American, US General American (GenAm)


Middle Aged, Young Adult

Special Skills

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


• Spots; Narrations; Games; Promo Videos & Explainer Videos; eLearning; Audiobooks; Business Communications; Voice of God for Galas/Seminars; National Ads

• The voice behind Innovation Award winning telecom applications for Sears and Pacific Gas & Electric



BA Speech Communication Theatre (Broadcasting), North Central College, Naperville, IL - 1993
PHD: School of Hard Knocks


  • Microphone

    MXL 2003; Sure SM7; EV RE20;

  • Computer & Software

    Mac & PC; Sony Audio Studio, Sound Forge and Vegas; Audacity; LogicPro; SCNow/ipDTL friendly

  • Special Equipment

    DBX; Telos One and Telos HX1 Phone Patch; Skype Patch (BarbLyonVO); SCNow capability; ipDTL +TEL with ISDN (BarbLyonVoice)

  • Delivery Methods

    FTP; email; CD

  • Turnaround Time

    Within 24 hours of final script, or at a time arranged with the client.

Service Description

I strive to deliver voice overs, edited, within 24 hours of request, or at a time arranged with the client.


Barb is a gem to work with. She has lent her voice talent to many projects for me. She is always prompt, professional, and delivers a great quality read. I consistently have a happy client and a smooth running project!

Kellie de Leon, Account Director

Working with Barb is an absolute pleasure. Our team has used her on a variety of projects and she consistently provides excellent quality VO, professionalism, and is one of the friendliest and most accommodating people I’ve ever met.

Kaitlin Pawl, Account Coordinator

The MX Group

Barb has provided Voice-over talent for a number of e-learning initiatives. Barb has turned around recordings quickly and professionally, working on a variety of e-learning projects ranging from Sales Training for ESL users to product-specific Retail Training for successful chains.

Our clients’ appreciate her warm and natural voice and clear delivery, whether as a narrator or playing a role. Barb’s studio recordings are consistent from recording session to recording session, with great sound quality and clarity. We are always looking forward to our next project together!

Ian L. Ross, Senior Director


Barb is an excellent voiceover talent capable of delivering top notch audio. She’s always willing to go above and beyond what’s needed to make sure we’re getting the best work possible. These things combined with her friendly,can-do attitude always make it a pleasure to work with Barb!

Ross Bollinger, Creative Director

Grumbo Media

Barb has always been incredibly responsive and professional. She quickly understands what our clients are looking for and provides quality recordings, even when the deadlines are tight. She’s one of our favorite voice over talent. I would definitely recommend her!

Sylvain Gauchet, Co-founder

Reverse SARL/Apptamin

Voice Over Clients

Loretta Lynn (Full Circle) National Ad

Business Software & Support
VM Ware; Sage; Thomson Reuters; Byte Cubed; Barnes & Nobel; ViGo; Coca Cola

Utility Companies & Electric Vehicles
NRG; Pacific Gas & Electric; DTE; Reliant Energy; Ameren; BC Hydro

Healthcare Solutions and Support
Carefirst; Humana; Healthline; United Way; St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; AstraZeneca

Audio Books ("Diet & Weight Loss Motivation Secrets You Wish You Knew", Dr. Susan Albers)

Sears; Retail-Me-Not; Valvoline; Ashley Furniture; Rubbermaid; Moen; LG; Bradford Exchange; Sam's Club; Pita Pit

Consumer Products, Services and Applications
Nerd Skincare; Ford; Chevy; Kia; Mercury Insurance; Great Gatherings; Pure Romance; Car Proof

Children’s Learning Games & E For Everyone
Big Fish Games; Reading Buddy Software; GSN; Cool Forest

Museums & Tourism
Greater Cleveland Aquarium; Putnam County; St. Croix Casino; Southerly Hotels; Carnival Cruises

Banking & Investing
UFCU; Baxter Credit Union; Wells Fargo; First Banker’s Trust; BNY Mellon; Western Union

Manitoba Liquor Marts; ERN CNA; Healthline

Voice Of God
AdWeek Summit Intro; Crisis Pregnancy Outreach

Payment Terms

Hire Barb for voice-over work. Payment is made through SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

To contact Barb Lyon about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

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Commercials 285 Listens

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Explainer Videos 53 Listens

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eLearning - Training - Education 29 Listens

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Promo and Whiteboard 21 Listens

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Audiobook 15 Listens

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Narrations-Informative 1 Listen

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eLearning & Training 0 Listens

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Business Narration 3 Listens

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    From Wire Buzz To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #192418)
    Aug 5, 2016
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    From Brian Storm To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #194486) Thank, Barb! You were outstanding.
    Aug 4, 2016
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    From Bonita Ernst To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #192117) All is good. No changes. Thanks so much!
    Jul 12, 2016
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    From Keri Hayter To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #191508) Fantastic talent!!
    Jul 8, 2016
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    From Stephanie Hardy To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #182013)
    Apr 25, 2016
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    From Stephanie Hardy To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #178686)
    Apr 25, 2016
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    From Rabia Khan To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #173366) Great work!
    Mar 21, 2016
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    From Hans Kleinschmidt To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #176615)
    Mar 18, 2016
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    From Tim McCoy To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #165709)
    Jan 29, 2016
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    From Bonnie Avey To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #163861) NAILED IT!
    Jan 22, 2016
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    From Richter Studios To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #163215) Hi Barb,

    Appreciate your work on this project.

    Dec 1, 2015
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    From John Goodman To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #160736) Thank you for the good work Barb!
    Nov 24, 2015
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    From Todd Peterson To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #157530) Barb is awesome. Great voice. Very professional.
    Oct 12, 2015
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    From Scott Edwards To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #150661)
    Sep 10, 2015
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    From Cornett IMS To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #145430) Great work! Prompt communication and did an excellent job meeting our needs!
    Jun 18, 2015
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    From Dan Nelken To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #143309)
    May 22, 2015
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    From Ross Bollinger To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #142030) Barb adds subtle nuance and character to the text that really brings it to life. She is a pleasure to work with, delivers quickly, and I recommend her highly!
    May 21, 2015
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    From Nick Hopkins To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #140161)
    May 5, 2015
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    From James Zelasko To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #136492)
    Apr 24, 2015
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    From Joseph Mullins To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #136426) NICE WORK, BARB!
    Mar 23, 2015
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    From Clay Miller To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #136118)
    Mar 18, 2015
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    From Emily Campbell To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #117800) The client really enjoyed working with Barb and her communication during the long project was great.

    Highly recommend Barb!
    Feb 5, 2015
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    From Sergio Cordoba To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #128222) Great to work with- Thanks for everything!
    Jan 26, 2015
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    From Joseph Mullins To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #129955) Great Job, Barb!
    Jan 22, 2015
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    From Joseph Mullins To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #129455) Nice work, Barb!
    Jan 14, 2015
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    From Stephanie Dickson To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #128707) The client said that you were absolutely great to work with and sends their thanks!
    Jan 13, 2015
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    From Brian Glazen To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #128500)
    Jan 8, 2015
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    From Amy Johnson To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #120381)
    Jan 7, 2015
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    From Brian Rivers To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #117475) Barb was great! Flexible. Professional. Patient. Quality.
    Nov 5, 2014
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    From Arnaud Ravel To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #116701) As a web startup, we had some specific needs concerning the tone, the rythm, the voice that Barb Lyon met in such an unexpected way.
    - Such a promptly reply ... just a couple of hours!
    - Very professional!
    - More than we expected!
    - Very available by email and really friendly!
    - What else could we say....just perfect!
    We received more than 45 replies from other talented voices. We decided to choose Barb Lyon because we found she had this little something in her voice that makes the difference.
    At the end, we can just more than recommend Barb Lyon! A real pleasure to collaborate with her!
    Paris, France

    Sep 2, 2014
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    From Rob Mundy To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #111732) Excellent work, Barb!!
    Aug 15, 2014
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    From Christopher Ewart To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #111767) Very helpful and quick response to answers and quick turnaround.
    Jul 8, 2014
  • / 5
    From Wayne Ferris To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #109439)
    Jul 2, 2014
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    From Chris Derylo To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #108610) Great voice, great intuition, fast turnaround and pleasant to work with. Barb's a pro.
    Jul 1, 2014
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    From Rick Clawson To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #108251)
    Jun 4, 2014
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    From Nathan Beaman To Barb Lyon (Re: Job #107166)
    May 29, 2014