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Jackie Bales

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
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Jackie Bales

  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

Highlights

I'm a full-time professional Voice Over Artist and On Camera Talent with over 25 years experience. That includes local, regional and national commercials, corporate narration, documentaries, TV show hosting and in-show narration, along with a good bunch of eLearning projects, including medical eLearning.

Many years ago I worked in TV and radio news as an anchor/reporter, so I'm a good reader and I do enjoy bringing complex reads to life. I've also worked as a writer/producer and early on in my career, I even worked as a TV director at a medium size market (Stockton/Sacramento, California). I only mention this, to say I know it's a TEAM effort! And I know how much work goes into choosing each word.

I'm passionate about telling the story, and giving my clients the read the way they hear it in their minds. I take direction very well, and I'm also very consistent, so a client can come back to me for revisions after months and years have gone by--and I can still match the tone.

I'm also a pretty darn good editor and offer quick turnaround. And if you'd like to direct or listen in, my studio (with a WhisperRoom and Neumann TLM103 mic) offers Skype, SourceConnect and ipDTL.

Currently, I'm a PBS Pledge host in Miami, and love talking about all that wonderful programming. For Baptist Health, I interview doctors about innovative procedures and issues in health care, so I'm good with medical terminology. And..for 5 years I hosted a national business/health program that aired on FBN, Bravo and Bloomberg, interviewing CEO's and entrepreneurs from around the world. I wrote scripts for that program, so I'm pretty good with the jargon of industries like banking, tech, engineering, and energy.

In my longest-running vo job, I was privileged to describe productions on Broadway, London's West End, and in Las Vegas for 15 years, as the main narrator of The Broadway Channel (prior to its purchase by Broadway Across America in 2015). For this promo-style work, I had to match the tone of the featured production, whether tragic and poignant like "Les Miserables," or silly and risque like "Avenue Q."

As you can see, I've been in this industry a long time, and I understand it's needs and demands. Check out my testimonials, and you'll see how easy I am to work with. It's why most of my clients are referrals or repeat business. I'd love to work with you!








Languages

English (North American), English

Accents

North American, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US West Coast (California, Portland)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

Over 20 years experience in Voiceover and On Camera Talent.

I'm a full-time professional Voice Over Artist and On Camera Talent with over 25 years in the industry, doing everything from national to local commercials, narrating documentaries and corporate videos, hosting TV programs, and doing projects like eLearning courses for nurses & oil-industry professionals, along with science TV programming for elementary school children. Many years ago I worked in TV and radio news as an anchor/reporter, so I can easily make those scripts sound real.

I am passionate about giving my clients the read they need, and do everything in my power to accomplish that. As you can see from my background and education, I'm a communicator in every way, whether it's through voice alone or on camera.

Business clients may be interested to know that for 5 years I hosted a national business/health TV program, seen on Fox Business Network, Bravo, CNBC and Bloomberg International, interviewing CEO's and entrepreneurs from around the world. For several years I also wrote the scripts for the interviews. Consequently I am familiar with the jargon used in many professions, whether it be banking, IT, real estate, or the energy industry, just to name a few. What does that mean to voiceover clients? Well, I can easily understand complex scripts and business phrasing, which cuts down on the prep time going over pronunciations and special industry jargon.

One of my favorite and most long-term voiceover jobs gave me the special privilege of describing productions on Broadway, London's West End, and in Las Vegas. This was promo-style narration, in which I had to match the production, whether poignant like "Les Miserables," silly and risque like "Avenue Q," or enchanting like "The Lion King."

I really care about delivering the most effective voiceover possible, in the quickest turnaround time possible, at a reasonable rate. If requested, I can also help with grammatical issues, polish scripts and write as well. I would enjoy the opportunity to work with you, whatever your needs.

My voice has been described as storyteller, friendly, upscale, classy, corporate, conversational, good with dialogue, energy, excitement, professional. Teacher, Doctor, Lawyer, Coach, Mom next door. Great with medical and business terminology.

Credentials

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Minor in English
Courses in Oral Interpretation, Acting, Improvisation, Auditioning, VoiceOver, Online Casting

Studio

  • Microphone

    Neumann TLM 103, Shure KSM27

  • Computer & Software

    MacBook Pro, iMac,Twisted Wave, ProTools

  • Special Equipment

    WhisperRoom

  • Delivery Methods

    Dropbox, SourceConnect, ipDTL, and connect via Skype (true Skype patch)

  • Turnaround Time

    24 hours or less, except for long-form narrations

Service Description

I'm passionate about giving clients the read they're looking for, as quickly as possible, at a reasonable rate. I take direction very well. And, as an added bonus, I'm experienced with business jargon and medical terminology. If needed, I can also help write and/or polish copy & scripts, given my background as a Communications/English major and writer for broadcast (news and corporate).

Testimonials

I've had the pleasure of working with Jackie Bales for nearly 20 years. Whether she was acting as a correspondent for one of the nationally televised series I produced or providing voice-over work for national pharma campaigns, I could always count on a final product that was on target, on time and within budget.
I would highly recommend Jackie based on her professionalism, great attitude, and just the simple fact that she's a fun person to work with.

Matt Dragovits
Executive Producer
Creative Force Video Productions

Creative Force Video Productions

Versatility and coachability are the two things I value most when I select a voice over talent. And those are two commodities Jackie possesses in spades. I need to know that she has the ability to read the copy, understand my vision and then inject the right emotion & pace I’m looking for. That’s Jackie. She’s got the perfect attitude and a ton of experience to go along with her great personality & professionalism, and that makes her a joy to work with.

Bill Ziady
Producer/Director
Match Frame Productions

Match Frame Productions

I've worked with Jackie Bales for many years now, both as a director/producer and an audio editor. Her voice is great, her audio files are always high quality, and she is very quick to respond to emails and requests. When I need her, I am confident she's going to get right back to me. Jackie takes direction very well, and is fun & easy to work with. I strongly recommend her.
Cesar Haliwa
Owner
Chaliwa, Inc.


Chaliwa, Inc.

Voice Over Clients

UbiSoft, US ARMY, Atlantis Paradise Resort, Lennar Homes, True North, Port of Palm Beach, Depend, University of Miami School of Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, Safe Haven for Newborns, Baptist Health, Palace at Versailles (tour narration), FPL, Office Depot, Seaquarium, Jungle Island, Ryder, Jackson Memorial Hospital & various hospitals around the country, GL Homes, ITT Tech, The Broadway Channel, Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Welcome Channel, AlphaNet-Zemaira (Medical), Xofigo (Medical), GEO Group, Lifestyle Lift, Tweeze, Liberty Power, Flagler Museum, PBS, WPBT2 MIami, South Florida State Fair, International House of Pancakes, Technip, LaSalle Solutions, Marcus Productions
Science Screen Report for Kids
"Partners in Good Health" Baptist Health medical TV program (host & interviewer)
"Corporate Review" TV program (host interviewer & vo)
PBS, WPBT MIami, Oncam live pledge host--all adlib
"Life & Leisure" TV program (host/interviewer)
"21st Century Business" TV program (host interviewer & writer)
"21st Century Health" TV program (host interviewer & writer)
"Healthy Body, Healthy Mind" PBS TV program (host & vo)



Payment Terms

Hire Jackie 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 Jackie Bales 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 Holly Tuckett for Job #202723 Utah Department of Higher Education's Scholarship online application instructional video with a cartoon-like flair. Jackie is a delight to work with, her voice work is superior and she was very willing to make changes for our project to make it the best. Would work with her again in a heartbeat!
    Oct 7, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Alahna Macfarlane for Job #179195 Voices - Dr. Miller Clinical Study Module 1 e Learning - repeat client Great work!
    Aug 2, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Will Riley for Job #189467 Little Foxes
    Jun 9, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Bonnie Avey for Job #181515 Voices - RUSH for Repeat Client - New Character "Charlotte" Great work!
    May 5, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Bonnie Avey for Job #181500 Voices - RUSH for Repeat Client - Dr. Miller Character (Previous job 173902) Great work!
    May 5, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Alahna Macfarlane for Job #173902 Voices - Character of Dr. Miller - Clinical study e learning module Great work
    Mar 7, 2016
  • Radio
    / 5 Courtney Porch for Job #171402 Voices - Female Talent Wanted for Local Radio Spot for Maine, USA Great work!
    Mar 2, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Elizabeth Giorgi for Job #173337 Investor Explainer Video
    Feb 24, 2016