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Barbara Semedo

Barbara Semedo

  McLean, Virginia, US

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Barbara Semedo

Barbara Semedo

McLean, Virginia, US


As a communications professional, my passion is finding and sharing the stories that matter. As a voice-over artist, your success is my mission – to connect and engage your audiences through great storytelling.

My delivery is direct, approachable, authoritative and refined. I am a passionate advocate for worthy causes as well as fantastic and great products. I bring the professionalism, sharp storytelling skills, and the voice that will successfully deliver your message, sell your products and/or services, and help your brand stand out.

I’ve worked in the nation’s capital in journalism, politics, philanthropy and the nonprofit fields. And a key lesson I’ve learned in the challenging and exciting terrain of Washington, D.C. is that it’s not always what you say that matters - it’s what people hear!

I started my career in TV news where, as an on-air reporter, I developed a clear, compassionate, credible and confident delivery that still defines my personal and professional style. As I moved on to a successful career as a strategic communications and media relations expert, getting my messages heard became central to my passion for storytelling that makes a difference.

I love to talk. As a voice over artist, I combine the best of both of my professional worlds (TV & PR) to meet the “storytelling” needs of my customers.

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll say, “Barbara’s great voice compels you to listen to the wonderful stories she tells.” Your story matters - let’s tell it!

Confident, Compassionate, Clear, Credible.


English (North American)


North American, US General American (GenAm), US New England (Boston, Providence), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)


Middle Aged, Young Adult

Special Skills

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


20 years as on-air broadcaster in local TV news. Also, have previous experience doing a radio talk show as a one-night substitute (audition), and have provided voice over services for PR agency video news releases.



B.A. in Communications

Professional Certificate - Integrated Online Marketing Strategies - Univ of San Francisco - completed
8 week online program

Completed Such-A-Voice training & coaching


  • Microphone

    NT1-A Rode Condenser Microphone

  • Computer & Software

    MacBook Air; Audacity audio recording and editing software, Scarlett 2i2 USB2 Audio Interface; Sennhesier Closed Studio Headphones

  • Special Equipment

    ReflexionX reflection filter

  • Delivery Methods

    Email; Dropbox; ability to do FTP if required; whatever method is most convenient for client

  • Turnaround Time

    within 24 hours

Service Description

As a longtime reporter and communications professional I know this key factor - "What people hear matters more than what you say." With clear directions on what's needed, I'm confident I can provide the read that connects with your audience. I'll give you the highest level of service required.

I'm very coachable and take "VO" direction with ease. I will work with you to ensure that the "voice over" you need is the "voice-over" you get.


"Barbara rocks at being a rock solid voice-over artist. When Barbara works on a project, she gives it all she's got and is happy to fine-tune the smallest details, if need be. I can count on Barbara to deliver with confidence and a strong presence. She's got a great sense of humor that works well with her relaxed, professional and engaging personality"
• Dorry Gundy, Video Content LLC, Falls Church, VA

Video Content LLC, Falls Church VA

"Working with Barbara over the years has been an absolute pleasure. Barbara is an extraordinary communicator, and has a truly unique voice that can be modified to fit multiple needs. Barbara's voice conveys class, clarity, and a perfect inflection to fit every read. We love working with Barbara, and look forward to working with her for years to come!"
• Brad Garner, Principal, August II Productions, Bethesda, Maryland

August2Productions, Bethesda, MD

Payment Terms

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Next Steps

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