Carolyn Durkalski  Venice Beach Los Angeles, CA, US

Carolyn Durkalski
/ 5 46 Reviews
Carolyn Durkalski

Carolyn Durkalski

Carolyn Durkalski ~ VO Commercial Talent

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

Client List

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 for voice-over work. 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.

Watch a video and learn how to request a quote

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Carolyn Durkalski

1 / 5
May 3, 2016

2 / 5
Feb 8, 2016

Great job as always. Thanks!

From
Eric Exley
3 / 5
Dec 23, 2015

Very communicative! Great work!

4 / 5
Dec 1, 2015

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

5 / 5
Nov 11, 2015

Carolyn is the best! We use her all the time!

6 / 5
Nov 3, 2015

Thanks again Carolyn!

7 / 5
Aug 14, 2015

Excellent work!

8 / 5
Jul 7, 2015

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

9 / 5
May 8, 2015

Awesome work!

10 / 5
Mar 23, 2015

11 / 5
Mar 20, 2015

12 / 5
Mar 9, 2015

Great work! Thank you!

13 / 5
Feb 27, 2015

Great work!

From
Dane Coles
14 / 5
Feb 26, 2015

Carolyn D is fast and professional. I would recommend working with her to anyone.

15 / 5
Feb 23, 2015

16 / 5
Feb 19, 2015

Fantastic to work with. Highly recommend. Thanks Carolyn!

17 / 5
Feb 19, 2015

Excellent as always! Prompt delivery of files, and fantastic work that our client loves - as do we. Thanks Carolyn!

From
Eric Exley
18 / 5
Feb 13, 2015

Carolyn was very patient and good to work with.

19 / 5
Feb 13, 2015

Carolyn was very patient and good to work with.

20 / 5
Dec 22, 2014

Excellent as always! Great work and fast turn-around time. Thank you Carolyn!

From
Eric Exley
21 / 5
Dec 11, 2014

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!

From
Eric Exley
22 / 5
Dec 3, 2014

23 / 5
Nov 19, 2014

24 / 5
Sep 25, 2014

Thanks so much Carolyn, you were quick and professional.

25 / 5
Sep 15, 2014

Perfect -- gave me exactly what I was looking for in a real short turnaround. Can't wait to work together again.

26 / 5
Aug 29, 2014

Another great read! Love Carolyn's voice!

27 / 5
Aug 21, 2014

Carolyn is great, I will hire her again.

28 / 5
Aug 12, 2014

29 / 5
Aug 12, 2014

Carolyn was very accommodating and a great talent to work with

30 / 5
Jul 14, 2014

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.

31 / 5
Jul 10, 2014

Thanks! Great narration!

32 / 5
Jun 4, 2014

Carolyn is a real pro, we love working with her. She delivers solid voice over, and stays attentive throughout the life of the project.

33 / 5
May 29, 2014

Carolyn, You nailed it. Thank you so much!!!

34 / 5
May 9, 2014

Great work!

35 / 5
Apr 24, 2014

Very nice working with Carolyn, loved the options and variations she gave in the demo. Very quick to respond.

From
Landon Cox
36 / 5
Apr 8, 2014

Great talent, on top of the production process, and a pleasure to work with.

37 / 5
Apr 8, 2014

Great work. Thank you for your help.

38 / 5
Apr 7, 2014

Great voice. Very cooperative. Would definitely hire again.

39 / 5
Mar 31, 2014

Carolyn did a great job with a character read and turned the project around quickly.

40 / 5
Mar 10, 2014

Very talented, warm voice! Carolyn is very kind and fast! Suggested!

41 / 5
Feb 21, 2014

veeeery responsive

42 / 5
Feb 19, 2014

Thank you for all your hard work

43 / 5
Feb 7, 2014

Thank you for your excellent work!

44 / 5
Jan 17, 2014

Carolyn was great to work with. She was able to turn it around very quickly for us and the read was great!

45 / 5
Nov 12, 2013

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

46 / 5
Feb 13, 2013