Rich McVicar's voice has been described as empathetic, friendly, smooth, relaxing, caring, warm, engaging, good-humored, crisp, mellow, melodic, soft, young, and unique. His natural accents are English-North American and English-Canadian. Friends will hasten to add Rich's character voices, which range from a sassy, old-Irish (or perhaps that's Newfoundlander) female, to a slow-thinking male oaf...perhaps telling us more about Rich than he'd like us to know. Rich loves doing travel and nature-related descriptive pieces. His hobbies of geocaching and astronomy connect him with nature. An enthusiast of other cultures and languages, his past has included living overseas (Ecuador and Costa Rica) for a number of years. Above all else, Rich's heart is in audio books and educational pieces for children and young teens. He is inquisitive and enjoys awakening curiosity in others. In the marketing world, clients enjoy Rich's smooth, empathetic, soft-sell approach.
English (North American), English
Canadian, North American, US General American (GenAm)
Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Radio, Telephone, Television
Audiobooks: Rich provides the voice(s) of several audiobooks available on today's market:
NATE ROCKS THE BOAT (Karen Pokras Toz),
THE ART OF LIVING JOYFULLY (Allen Klein)
HAWK MOON (Rob MacGregor)
THE BOY ON THE LAKE (Susan Rosser)
SPRINGTIME IN THE COUNTRY (Leo Egerev)
NATE ROCKS THE SCHOOL (Karen Pokras Toz)
THE DRINK OF A LIFETIME (Tom DiFrancesca III)
REMINISCING ABOUT RETAIL (Becky Corwin-Adams)
PROBIOTICS-A PRACTICAL GUIDE (Bowe Packer)
YEAR OF THE PIG (Mark J. Hainds)
HOW TO SELL ON ETSY WITH FACEBOOK (Charles Huff)
HOW TO SELL ON ETSY WITH PINTEREST (Charles Huff)
I AM A PARAKEET (Yun Ji)
IF YOU DON'T LIKE MY BOOK, GO OUT AND WRITE ONE! (Alex Cove)
MY SHORT, HAPPY LIFE IN "JEOPARDY!" (Brendan DuBois)
WHERE'S MY SON (John C. Dalglish)
THE TRUTH ABOUT ESP (Hans Holzer)
Travelogues/Tourist guides: One of Rich's fortes is descriptive travel pieces. He is fussy about pronouncing non-English names correctly. Rich regularly voices pieces for tourist museums in Spain (in English, but with many Spanish place and people names).
Technical pieces: As an amateur radio operator, geocacher and astronomy buff, Rich is at home with electronics and other types of technology.
Educational pieces: Rich is certified as a teacher in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6). He's familiar with the world of educational lingo and meaning.
Musical ear: Rich has played the piano since he was four years old.
Commercials: Rich is well-experienced in recording radio commercials and promos. His broadcasting career began in 1985. He's read thousands of live newscasts, recorded hundreds of interviews and countless commercials and promos from stations located on Ontario's Bay of Quinte, New Brunswick's St. John River, Ecuador's colonial capital and New York's "Salt City".
Generally fussy: Well-experienced with mic technique and sound recording. He's fussy when it comes to levels and editing and knows what a professional-level voice recording should sound like.
-Spanish as a Second Lang.-Spanish Lang. Institute, San Jose, Costa Rica
-Voice coach Mary Windishar
Harlan Hogan VO: 1A
Computer & Software
Gateway, with Adobe Suite, Izotope RX3.
M-Audio Fast Track C-400 Interface
Internet-email or FTP. File formats include MP3, WAV, AIFF. (I use Adobe Suite.)
24 hours or sooner for small projects; Otherwise, it depends on the project.
--Straight voicing (with or without filtering, compression, etc. as directed). I use Adobe Suite, a professional-level sound recording and editing program, along with Izotope RX3 to provide clean audio.
--copy proofing if requested
--Studio is home-based
"Very good voice over!!! Great work done, fast and without errors!!!!"Oscar Avila -- Spain
Great to work with. Detailed, fast and efficient. Rich read the instructions and delivered exactly what we were looking for. I would highly recommend Rich McVicar.Hanover Environmental LLC
"Wonderful! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Thanks so much!"Marita Regier
"I don't have words to express how well-done this narration has been recorded. The speed is perfect, the Spanish pronunciation could not be better. Also, you've interpreted the contents of the guide very well, giving it an added value. For example, the phrase, "To return to wine what wine has given us." Fantástico, muy muy bien!!!!!"Blue Hertz Audio Guides, Madrid, Spain
Voice Over Clients
Viva Editions (publisher)/Allen Klein (author)
Grand Daisy Press (publisher)/Karen Pokras Toz (author)
Morgan James Publishing/Susan Rosser (author)
Crossroad Press (publisher)/Rob MacGregor (author)
Caprock Creative (publisher)Tom DiFrancesca (author)
Leo Egerev (author)
Oscar Avila/Blue Hertz Audio Guides, Madrid, Spain
Hanover Environmental LLC
John C. Dalglish (author)
Alex Cove (author)
Usher Morgan (publisher)
Charles Huff (author)
Bowe Packer (author)
University of Alabama Press
Brendan DuBois (author)
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Sergio Cordoba for Job #155124 Voices.com - Internal Video - CaseSep 25, 2015
Sergio Cordoba for Job #156271 Voices.com - FOR YOU: Internal Video - Repeat Client Great work!Sep 25, 2015
Sergio Cordoba for Job #155654 Voices.com - FOR YOU: Case Video Great work on this project. Thank you!Sep 24, 2015
Jennifer Cassidy for Job #64155 read day, month, year Wonderful voice, fast...hope to work again with Rich!Oct 2, 2012
Tom Conroy for Job #55063 Best Buy Homes YouTube Video Rich did a great job for us. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again for future projects.May 1, 2012
Edward Overstreet for Job #53410 Hanover VM selections Great to work with. Detailed, fast and efficient. Rich read the instructions and delivered exactly what we were looking for. I would highly recommend Rich McVicar.Mar 31, 2012
Oscar Avila for Job #52193 English voice over project for Rich2 A job very well done!!! A great voice, all time with same level, enthusiastic and balanced. And without mistakes on read!!!Mar 15, 2012
Oscar Avila for Job #51714 English voice over project for Rich Very good voice over!!! Great work done, fast and without errors!!!!Mar 3, 2012