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Mary West

Mary West

Anacortes, Washington, US
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Mary West

Mary West

  Anacortes, Washington, US

Highlights

Coaches have described my voice as a unique mix of gentleness and empathy with intelligence and an air of authority. My sense of humor is legend and I have had people ask me if they could record my laughter! I enjoy expressive reading in which I can explore various characters using accents and voice pitch changes.

There is a distinct, musical quality to my voice. The result is a mixture of versatility with artistic flair.

Voice and stage coaches have long noted the unusual, "take charge" quality of my voice, and it led to me being cast in the title role of Lysistrata as a freshman in college. I'm told that my voice lends itself to well to being the perfect spokesperson for every woman.

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

Canadian, Irish, North American, US General American (GenAm), US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

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

Experience

I've had voice and acting training in college, and made several stage appearances. My community theater credits include the role of Ouiser Boudreaux in a performance of Steel Magnolias and dual roles in Jabberwock by James Thurber. My professional life as a nurse-midwife and certified sex counselor has included much public speaking and information sharing.

I have had over 35 years practice in the health care field as a nurse and certified nurse-midwife. Additionally, I have completed training as a surgical assistant in obstetrics. Medical procedures and terminology are very familiar to me.

Credentials

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977
Masters of Nursing from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia in 1981
Certified as Sex Counselor through the American Assn. of Sex Educators, Counselors & Therapists-2006
Completion of Such A Voice coaching program-2006
Such-A-Voice VIP Membership since 2016

Studio

  • Microphone

    Audio-Technica AT875R Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone

  • Computer & Software

    Microsoft Surface Book with Audacity Software

  • Special Equipment

    Alesis CORE1 Inline USB Recording Interface

  • Delivery Methods

    MP-3 or WAV format sent via email, drop-box or Voices.com

  • Turnaround Time

    24-48 hours

Service Description

It is very important that clients are happy with the product received from me. I will devote the time and attention required to get the job done right. When creating a new piece, I welcome direction from the producers and welcome the opportunity to try a different approach to the work.

I am also available to travel to recording studios in the Bellingham, Seattle or Vancouver BC metro areas.

Testimonials

Your demos sound wonderful...they sound completely natural and very believable.

Angela Castonguay, Such a Voice Coach and Producer

"Mary Ellen is the perfect spokesperson for every woman...she is very versatile".
"She has a unique strength mixed with gentleness and empathy".

Nancy Wilson

Payment Terms

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Next Steps

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