A little Zooey, a lot of Scarlett & always plenty of Demi...
Have a listen to my demo.
Links to my latest, greatest produced VO work.
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,
call me! (917) 309-5923
Or email: CarolynD@AmberCoast.biz
VO Site - http://carolynd.carbonmade.com/
CW Site - http://cargocollective.com/carolynd
English (North American), English
North American, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New Orleans, US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western
Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
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.
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.
Blue professional series
Computer & Software
full studio, ipDTL, Skype, ISDN
ISDN, We Transfer, Drop Box
on a dime
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.
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!
"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!LA Auto Show
She is fast and professional. I would recommend working with her to anyone.
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!!!Whirlpool
Very much appreciated!
Have a nice weekend, and we have another job coming your way next week.
Voice Over Clients
major nat'l clients & local
Alamo Car Rental
Starwood W Hotel
fyi Married At First Sight 4 seasons running!
+ many many others...
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.
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.
john bloom for Job #202459 Farberware Edgekeeper Cutlery set video great voice over. professional and very accommodating.
thanksOct 19, 2016
Faith Haney 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
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
Karam Al-Ghossein for Job #180630 WaterfrontMay 3, 2016
Eric Exley for Job #173048 Audi sizzle reel Great job as always. Thanks!Feb 8, 2016
Peter Espinosa for Job #166195 Tap - :30 TV Andover Collision Repair Very communicative! Great work!Dec 23, 2015
Eric Hunter 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
Nicholas Sullivan for Job #163558 LAAS Pre-Show Script Change Carolyn is the best! We use her all the time!Nov 11, 2015
Nicholas Sullivan for Job #162680 LAAS Pre-show Thanks again Carolyn!Nov 3, 2015
Jeffrey Allen for Job #149556 Voices - RUSH - New Mom and Dad Style Voices - Baby Bath Product Explainer Video - Internet Excellent work!Aug 14, 2015
Albert Renteria for Job #147903 organic soap commercial Very easy to work with, excellent job, and very patient! Would definitely work with again.Jul 7, 2015
Trevon Buccione for Job #141920 Voices - Internet - Web Commercial Awesome work!May 8, 2015
Adam Feuerman for Job #135818 Reebok - Better Than YesterdayMar 23, 2015
Konrad Peschmann for Job #136186 AUDI Quattro 35th anniversaryMar 20, 2015
Dale Dupuis for Job #132311 Voices - Internet Ad (English) - Milk Great work! Thank you!Mar 9, 2015
Dane Coles for Job #133664 Voices.com - Testimonial - Conference Great work!Feb 27, 2015
Nicholas Sullivan for Job #133799 NYIAS PreShow Video Carolyn D is fast and professional. I would recommend working with her to anyone.Feb 26, 2015
Gilles Kortzagadarian for Job #132939 Brand videoFeb 23, 2015
Cornett IMS for Job #132138 Keeneland Concert on the Lawn TV Fantastic to work with. Highly recommend. Thanks Carolyn!Feb 19, 2015
Eric Exley for Job #133263 AoA TT VC Excellent as always! Prompt delivery of files, and fantastic work that our client loves - as do we. Thanks Carolyn!Feb 19, 2015
Joseph LeBaron for Job #130961 Narration for a Health Food Company Carolyn was very patient and good to work with.Feb 13, 2015
Joseph LeBaron for Job #131961 Carolyn, I don't know how to do this! Carolyn was very patient and good to work with.Feb 13, 2015
Eric Exley for Job #127545 Audi quattro pickups Excellent as always! Great work and fast turn-around time. Thank you Carolyn!Dec 22, 2014
Eric Exley for Job #124624 Audi quattro project AWESOME. Handled 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! 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. Thanks Carolyn!Dec 11, 2014
Talent Casting edgefactory for Job #95266 The Numbers GameDec 3, 2014
Marcel Buunk for Job #121928 Master Data Management AnimationNov 19, 2014
Nicholas Sullivan for Job #118839 LAAS Pre-show Video Thanks so much Carolyn, you were quick and professional.Sep 25, 2014
Kevin Miller for Job #117908 Bedrock Technology Perfect -- gave me exactly what I was looking for in a real short turnaround. Can't wait to work together again.Sep 15, 2014
Sylvia Meadows for Job #116833 EQ MedSpa Colorescience Radio :30 Another great read! Love Carolyn's voice!Aug 29, 2014
Robert Willington for Job #114807 Quick 6 Sentence Female Voiceover Carolyn is great, I will hire her again.Aug 21, 2014
Jordan Monaghan for Job #112656 0926 - In Acuity - Crowd Funding CampaignAug 12, 2014
Jordan Monaghan for Job #114535 0926 - In Acuity - Crowd Funding Campaign V2 Carolyn was very accommodating and a great talent to work withAug 12, 2014
Joel Bernsen for Job #111953 HP Software - Awareness Ad (YouTube) 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.Jul 14, 2014
Ian Maddaus for Job #111518 Depave St. Mary's Church Thanks! Great narration!Jul 10, 2014
Elizabeth Bieber for Job #107599 REI Home Away From Home Pandora Streaming Spot - Woman Carolyn is a real pro, we love working with her. She delivers solid voice over, and stays attentive throughout the life of the project.Jun 4, 2014
Casey Strachan for Job #107926 College of the Desert General Video Carolyn, You nailed it. Thank you so much!!!May 29, 2014
Mark Shaefer for Job #104702 Voices - R female Great work!May 9, 2014
Landon Cox for Job #101435 Non-Profit App Promo (10s) Very nice working with Carolyn, loved the options and variations she gave in the demo. Very quick to respond.Apr 24, 2014
Elizabeth Bieber for Job #100625 REI Grand Opening Radio Spring 2014 Welcome Great talent, on top of the production process, and a pleasure to work with.Apr 8, 2014
Matt and Kim Mahoney Media Group for Job #100880 Female voice in camping spot Great work. Thank you for your help.Apr 8, 2014
Mikkel Egelund for Job #102534 Social shopping app - promo video Great voice. Very cooperative. Would definitely hire again.Apr 7, 2014
Sylvia Meadows for Job #102415 EYE-Q Cosmetic April Botox Radio Carolyn did a great job with a character read and turned the project around quickly.Mar 31, 2014
ILLO ILENOLIUKGO SRL for Job #98033 Data research analyst Very talented, warm voice! Carolyn is very kind and fast! Suggested!Mar 10, 2014
stephen eichenbaum for Job #98492 Fair Elections Liberty 30 tv VO veeeery responsiveFeb 21, 2014
Blair Frayer for Job #97466 Unique, Articulate Voice for Live Phone Patch (repost from 97160) Thank you for all your hard workFeb 19, 2014
Blair Frayer for Job #95957 Voices - Female VO needed for web video Thank you for your excellent work!Feb 7, 2014
Sylvia Meadows for Job #95098 Visalia Transit "Plenty of Passes" Radio Carolyn was great to work with. She was able to turn it around very quickly for us and the read was great!Jan 17, 2014
Jon Costley for Job #90052 Anthems Rise Media Carolyn was fantastic to work with. Great response time, fast work, and an amazing voiceover.Nov 12, 2013
Colin Davis for Job #70892 NBPETL Radio CharactersFeb 13, 2013