When I was 12 years old, a producer at the local radio station took note of my voice and asked me to read an on-air public service announcement. I knew then that it wouldn't be the last time.
In the decades since, I've done plenty of other radio spots -- but in many different capacities. I worked as a broadcast journalist for 20 years -- hosting several radio programs at the local, regional and national levels, narrating documentaries for film, television and radio, and voicing internet training videos and corporate presentations. My radio experience involved news-reading and advanced production skills as well. In addition, I have a master's degree in contemporary theatre and my acting experience has helped me to give the appropriate depth to any script. I also studied music and voice at the university level.
My sound has been described as warm, friendly and soothing, but my diverse experiences have helped me to be versatile. If you need sultry and smooth, I can deliver. If you need soft and engaging, I can do that too. Whether you're looking for friendly and conversational, or upbeat and informative, I am able to effectively communicate your message.
I also love to take direction, and welcome your feedback. I won't be satisfied with the final product until you are.
Thanks for taking a look at my profile. I look forward to working with you!
English (North American), English (British)
Canadian, Canadian (West), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), North American, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)
Middle Aged, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television
I have worked as a broadcast journalist and radio presenter for more than 20 years. My work in radio includes an extensive production skills-set as well.
I have also done voice-over work for major companies (McCain Frozen Foods), technical instruction videos, radio and television documentaries, and national, award-winning television programs in Canada.
I've also studied theatre and voice, and have acting experience.
B.A. English, Lakehead University (Canada)
Master's in Contemporary Theatre, Lancaster University (U.K.)
Computer & Software
Toshiba Notebook, Audacity
12-24 hours, depending on scope of the project
Carmen is awesome; professional, fast and nailed it first time round. Highly recommend her.ISHRA7
Voice Over Clients
The PM Group
Cristiana Bontemps - Filmmaker
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Steven Wiseman for Job #194272 Voices.com - Business Video - Female Great work!Aug 2, 2016
Steven Wiseman for Job #188757 Voices.com - 90 second Web Video Great work!Jun 24, 2016
Jacqueline Delgado for Job #173657 Political Ad Carmen did excellent work and turned the project around very quickly. I was very satisfied with her voice over, and it made my job so much easier!Feb 10, 2016
nadia husseini for Job #173079 TR Video Carmen is awesome; professional, fast and nailed it first time round. Highly recommend her.Feb 6, 2016
Jamal Farley for Job #171864 SecuriSync Great work. Very patient. Takes direction well.Feb 3, 2016
Cristiana Bontemps for Job #170196 Along the Cuiabà river Hello Carmen,
The editing went very well. Your narration is beautiful. Thanks for letting those great spaces between sentences which made positioning the voice incredibly easy. All the sentences matched the images, there was just one (The Jaguar walking soothly along the river), but actually I cut out those few words and now it works fine and is even better. I have released the payment. Thanks again for your collaboration, and you will see the english film in a couple of hours on vimeo. You will find it near the french version here is the link to my page: https://vimeo.com/bontemps/videos
Maybe we will have the opportunity to work together again
All the best
Jan 19, 2016