Appealing to both male and female listeners. Intimate, literate, friendly, good-humored. Very comfortable as scholarly, accurate, neutral narrator. Can also relax into neighborly, comforting. Comfortably pitched to the task at hand. Responsive to the rhythm and style of a music bed or an editor's request.
English (North American), Spanish (Latin American), English
North American, Spanish, US General American (GenAm)
Child, Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
ANNOUNCER, plus an accurate, quick EDITOR and WRITER of copy for the ear and the eye.
At the beginning, a "First Woman" moment: classical music radio host, Houston TX commercial station KLEF
NYC: Classical music radio host, commercial WNCN
NPR Washington DC: Announcer, "Radio Net" by Max Neuhaus
NPR Washington DC: Arts department production assistant, audio editor, interviewer, studio director
KLOL & KTRH Houston: News voice. Stayed on all night comforting fans after John Lennon's murder.
KUOW Seattle: public radio classical music host. Live weekday show; live concert booth announcer.
KING FM Seattle: commercial classical music host (before the station went public): voice tracks for nightly classical music show; interviews, recorded and live, with touring and resident artists in music and other arts, aired during my show and elsewhere on station; editor of these interviews. WRITER for promotions dept.
NORTHWEST PUBLIC RADIO: Classical music weekday afternoons, CURRENT HOST
Wellesley College: Studied poetry out loud with Robert Pinsky.
University of Washington: certificate in editing.
CELTA certificate in ESL teaching.
Blue Yeti USB microphone with Tetra-Teknica with XLWS-1P windscreen
Computer & Software
MacBook Air, Yosemite OS-X
Sony MDR-7506 headphones
Depends on quantity and complexity: from a few hours to 1 week.
I am accustomed to doing accurate one-take, often live reads. My Wellesley College education pays off: I'm a quick study for your complicated academic texts, including scientific terms. I am accustomed to pronouncing names and terms in many languages, and will not be daunted by any such challenges. In fact, I will delight in them! An audience's ear is my favorite stage, and I am accomplished performer in this venue.
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