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Carolyn Durkalski

Venice Beach Los Angeles, California, US
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Carolyn Durkalski

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Carolyn Durkalski

  Venice Beach Los Angeles, California, US

Highlights

A little Zooey, a lot of Scarlett, Emma Stone & always plenty of Demi...
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I have a great home studio & can turn around jobs within an hour.
I work very quickly, nailing the script right away,
saving clients money & keeping 'em happy.

Here's what my latest clients had to say:
"Carolyn was fantastic to work with. Great response time, fast work, and an amazing voiceover. -Jon"
"Your voice sounds great and you did a great job! thanks, Max"

I've also worked as a freelance Sr Copywriter for
great ad agencies around the world my entire career.
So I know how to read copy & take direction well.

My uniquely textured voice is smoky, cool, raspy, sexy & spicy
with an air of confidence that's trustworthy & approachable.
I have a very open attitude that's always fun to be around.
I can be hilarious, sincere, or serious.
Above all, I'm very professional.

If you want an Advertising Copywriter with years of experience writing & directing commercials behind the mic at your next session,
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Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

North American, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New Orleans, US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

Booking national spots for major clients - both TV and radio.
My agent is DeSanti in Chicago.

I've also worked in advertising as a freelance Sr Copywriter my entire career.
So I have an understanding of ad copy
and know what the ad agency is trying to convey about a product or service.

Having produced several radio spots and commercials
throughout my career, I also know my way around the recording studio.
I can turn around jobs in my own studio within an hour.

Most of my sessions run less than 45 min since the clients are so happy!

I am SAG-AFTRA and able to do non-union work as well.

Credentials

Education

VO TRAINING
Los Angeles, CA • Kalmenson & Kalnenson Casting Working Pro /Levels 1 + 2
• Bill Holmes The Voice Over Doctor
• Elaine Craig VO Casting
• Terry Berland VO Casting

Hollywood, CA • Bill Applebaum, Second City Alum, Improv for Commercials Training and Weekly Group Work

Hollywood, CA • Buddy Powell • Commercial Acting Class

San Francisco, CA • Taylor Korobow & Mary DeLorenzo Classes

Univ of Kansas BA in English + a BS in Journalism / Advertising.
Chicago Portfolio School post graduate studies.

Associations

SAG-AFTRA

Studio

  • Microphone

    Blue professional series

  • Computer & Software

    Mac

  • Special Equipment

    full studio, ipDTL, Skype, ISDN

  • Delivery Methods

    WeTransfer, Drop Box

  • Turnaround Time

    on a dime

Service Description

Most of my recording sessions run less than 45 min for longer scripts since I tend to "nail it" right away.
You can phone patch in via ipDTL (the new ISDN), Skype or conference.

Testimonials

AWESOME.
Excellent as always! Great work and fast turn-around time.

We recorded the bulk of our job at a studio we had picked out,
and when we needed a couple of pickups,
Carolyn was able to record them at her home studio - quality was identical!

She has a great grasp of not only what we were looking for,
but also presented a few different options and takes
that helped us really hone in on the final outcome.

Thank you Carolyn!

Audi

"Your tv series promo has been a HUGE draw the past weeks and we actually had record numbers of attendance/viewership as we launched the series on Sunday. The VO was so beautiful!"

Joe

Thank you for all of your hard work over the passed 3 seasons. It's been a pleasure working with you. I can't believe that we are gearing up to start on season 4 already.

A&E Producer Sam on "Married At First Sight" fyi

"Carolyn was fantastic to work with. Great response time, fast work, and an amazing voiceover."

Jon Costley

Carolyn rocked the read! She's a total pro who delivered more than what I asked for.

Reebok

Carolyn is the best! We use her all the time!
She is fast and professional. I would recommend working with her to anyone.

LA Auto Show

Very easy to work with, excellent job, and very patient! Would definitely work with again.

Organic products

Fantastic to work with. Highly recommend. Thanks Carolyn!

Cornett

Another great read! Love Carolyn's voice!

Shannon

Carolyn was able to take direction well, and understood the style of read and pace we were going for immediately. A true professional. She was also very responsive, and quick with revisions. Highly recommend.

HP

Thank you very much!!!
Very much appreciated!
Have a nice weekend, and we have another job coming your way next week.
Thank you!

Whirlpool

Voice Over Clients

major nat'l clients & local

A&E
Comedy Central
Audi
Alamo Car Rental
Whirlpool
Pepsi
Toyota
HP
Reebok
KitchenAid
Lee Jeans
Starwood W Hotel
A&E network
fyi Married At First Sight 4 seasons running!
+ many many others...

Payment Terms

Hire Carolyn as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

To contact Carolyn Durkalski 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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  • Television
    / 5 Dylan Brown for Job #225143 Directors cut of Marble Distilling Co commercial Carolyn did a great job and was super open to direction. After only a few minutes we honed in the tone and sound we were going for. We will consider her for future jobs for sure!
    Mar 14, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 LIFETIME BRANDS CORP for Job #202459 Farberware Edgekeeper Cutlery set video great voice over. professional and very accommodating.
    thanks
    Oct 19, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Transect Films for Job #199850 Puget Sound Starts Here PSA Carolyn was great! Super voice, of course, but also very quick. The sound quality was excellent!
    Sep 19, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Voices.com (Sara Williamson) for Job #193794 Voices - Audi Sizzle with Carolyn Thanks for another great project, Carolyn! It was awesome working with you again!
    Jul 25, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Interesting Times for Job #180630 Waterfront
    May 3, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 The Designory Inc for Job #173048 Audi sizzle reel Great job as always. Thanks!
    Feb 8, 2016
  • Television
    / 5 RSA Marketing for Job #166195 Tap - :30 TV Andover Collision Repair Very communicative! Great work!
    Dec 23, 2015
  • Television
    / 5 Paradise Adv for Job #159392 Daytona Beach Tourism Films Carolyn rocked the read! She's a total pro who delivered more than what I asked for.
    Dec 1, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Imagination for Job #163558 LAAS Pre-Show Script Change Carolyn is the best! We use her all the time!
    Nov 11, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Imagination for Job #162680 LAAS Pre-show Thanks again Carolyn!
    Nov 3, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Voices.com (Jeffrey Allen) for Job #149556 Voices - RUSH - New Mom and Dad Style Voices - Baby Bath Product Explainer Video - Internet Excellent work!
    Aug 14, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 The ARRC for Job #147903 organic soap commercial Very easy to work with, excellent job, and very patient! Would definitely work with again.
    Jul 7, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Voices.com (Trevon Buccione) for Job #141920 Voices - Internet - Web Commercial Awesome work!
    May 8, 2015
  • Documentaries
    / 5 AFCC for Job #135818 Reebok - Better Than Yesterday
    Mar 23, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 The SoundShack GmbH for Job #136186 AUDI Quattro 35th anniversary
    Mar 20, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Voices.com (Dale Dupuis) for Job #132311 Voices - Internet Ad (English) - Milk Great work! Thank you!
    Mar 9, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Voices.com (Dane Coles) for Job #133664 Voices.com - Testimonial - Conference Great work!
    Feb 27, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Imagination for Job #133799 NYIAS PreShow Video Carolyn D is fast and professional. I would recommend working with her to anyone.
    Feb 26, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Ardency Inn Corp. for Job #132939 Brand video
    Feb 23, 2015
  • Television
    / 5 Cornett-IMS for Job #132138 Keeneland Concert on the Lawn TV Fantastic to work with. Highly recommend. Thanks Carolyn!
    Feb 19, 2015