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Carolyn Durkalski

Venice Beach Los Angeles, California, US
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Carolyn Durkalski

/ 5 49 Reviews

Carolyn Durkalski

  Venice Beach Los Angeles, California, US

Highlights

A little Zooey, a lot of Scarlett & always plenty of Demi...
Have a listen to my demo.
http://CarolynD.CarbonMade.com/
Links to my latest, greatest produced VO work.
http://carolynd.carbonmade.com/projects/4910937#1
https://vimeo.com/70407392

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

Languages

English (North American), English

Accents

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

    ISDN, We Transfer, 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.

Watch a video to see how to make a payment

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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  • Internet
    / 5 john bloom for Job #202459 Farberware Edgekeeper Cutlery set video great voice over. professional and very accommodating.
    thanks
    Oct 19, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 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
  • Internet
    / 5 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 Karam Al-Ghossein for Job #180630 Waterfront
    May 3, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Eric Exley for Job #173048 Audi sizzle reel Great job as always. Thanks!
    Feb 8, 2016
  • Television
    / 5 Peter Espinosa for Job #166195 Tap - :30 TV Andover Collision Repair Very communicative! Great work!
    Dec 23, 2015
  • Television
    / 5 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
  • Internet
    / 5 Nicholas Sullivan for Job #163558 LAAS Pre-Show Script Change Carolyn is the best! We use her all the time!
    Nov 11, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Nicholas Sullivan for Job #162680 LAAS Pre-show Thanks again Carolyn!
    Nov 3, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 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 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
  • Internet
    / 5 Trevon Buccione for Job #141920 Voices - Internet - Web Commercial Awesome work!
    May 8, 2015
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Adam Feuerman for Job #135818 Reebok - Better Than Yesterday
    Mar 23, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Konrad Peschmann for Job #136186 AUDI Quattro 35th anniversary
    Mar 20, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Dale Dupuis for Job #132311 Voices - Internet Ad (English) - Milk Great work! Thank you!
    Mar 9, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Dane Coles for Job #133664 Voices.com - Testimonial - Conference Great work!
    Feb 27, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 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
  • Business
    / 5 Gilles Kortzagadarian 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
  • Internet
    / 5 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
  • Business
    / 5 Joseph LeBaron for Job #130961 Narration for a Health Food Company Carolyn was very patient and good to work with.
    Feb 13, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 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
  • Internet
    / 5 Eric Exley for Job #127545 Audi quattro pickups Excellent as always! Great work and fast turn-around time. Thank you Carolyn!
    Dec 22, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 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
  • Business
    / 5 Talent Casting edgefactory for Job #95266 The Numbers Game
    Dec 3, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Marcel Buunk for Job #121928 Master Data Management Animation
    Nov 19, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Nicholas Sullivan for Job #118839 LAAS Pre-show Video Thanks so much Carolyn, you were quick and professional.
    Sep 25, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 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
  • Radio
    / 5 Sylvia Meadows for Job #116833 EQ MedSpa Colorescience Radio :30 Another great read! Love Carolyn's voice!
    Aug 29, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Robert Willington for Job #114807 Quick 6 Sentence Female Voiceover Carolyn is great, I will hire her again.
    Aug 21, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Jordan Monaghan for Job #112656 0926 - In Acuity - Crowd Funding Campaign
    Aug 12, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Jordan Monaghan for Job #114535 0926 - In Acuity - Crowd Funding Campaign V2 Carolyn was very accommodating and a great talent to work with
    Aug 12, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 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
  • Internet
    / 5 Ian Maddaus for Job #111518 Depave St. Mary's Church Thanks! Great narration!
    Jul 10, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 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
  • Educational
    / 5 Casey Strachan for Job #107926 College of the Desert General Video Carolyn, You nailed it. Thank you so much!!!
    May 29, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Mark Shaefer for Job #104702 Voices - R female Great work!
    May 9, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 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
  • Radio
    / 5 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
  • Television
    / 5 Matt and Kim Mahoney Media Group for Job #100880 Female voice in camping spot Great work. Thank you for your help.
    Apr 8, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Mikkel Egelund for Job #102534 Social shopping app - promo video Great voice. Very cooperative. Would definitely hire again.
    Apr 7, 2014
  • Radio
    / 5 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
  • Business
    / 5 ILLO ILENOLIUKGO SRL for Job #98033 Data research analyst Very talented, warm voice! Carolyn is very kind and fast! Suggested!
    Mar 10, 2014
  • Television
    / 5 stephen eichenbaum for Job #98492 Fair Elections Liberty 30 tv VO veeeery responsive
    Feb 21, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Blair Frayer for Job #97466 Unique, Articulate Voice for Live Phone Patch (repost from 97160) Thank you for all your hard work
    Feb 19, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Blair Frayer for Job #95957 Voices - Female VO needed for web video Thank you for your excellent work!
    Feb 7, 2014
  • Radio
    / 5 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
  • Business
    / 5 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
  • Radio
    / 5 Colin Davis for Job #70892 NBPETL Radio Characters
    Feb 13, 2013