Specializing in training and eLearning narration:
You want a voice-over that is believable, easy to understand, and helps your words make sense the very first time people hear them. Your technical jargon is more than just words, it must mean something. I’m calm but authoritative, convincing yet conversational, and people believe I know what I’m talking about.
Voice only or complete production
Whether you need only the voice-over delivered in high quality *.wav format (see Studio), or a complete production – from script writing and voice over to background music and even sound effects – I can do it all. Music and sound effects are from royalty-free music and sfx libraries.
Technical narration must be convincing
My background covers a number of technical fields as a document specialist in mechanical and electrical engineering, manufacturing, legal documents, and higher education. I’m at home with creating and narrating easy to follow explanations and descriptions of complex processes.
I frequently work on media, like demo videos or web animations, with narration that needs to be replaced. Sometimes the material needs to be updated, other times it was a “scratch” narration recorded with a screen capture by an engineer with all of the correct content but it’s rough and unrehearsed, or difficult to follow due to foreign accents, etc. I can rewrite the script from your video, then re-record and replace the voice channel. Music can be added if you wish.
Most of the time, your job can be completed and delivered via internet in one day or less.
English (North American), English
North American, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes)
Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television
Since 1983, Voice in educational or training productions used by KETR-Ch 13 Dallas, MTTS, Inc., Dassault Systemes (France), DATOS Computer, AG (Zurich), (Website hidden)logy, Verisurf, ESPRIT CAM, WinTool. Work included: Voice-over, scripting, voice replacement (ex. original narrator had heavy accent), audio and video editing, adding music tracks. My own original background music used sometimes.
Ph.D. University of California - Santa Barbara
M.M. and B.A. California State University, Long Beach
ADK “Hamburg Edition” Large diaphragm studio condenser
Computer & Software
Dell Laptop, Windows 7 64-bit Premium Edition, Adobe Audition CS5 Recording Software, Adobe Soundbooth CS5 Recording Software, Audacity 1.2.6 Audio Editor & Recorder
Mackie Onyx Blackjack Mic Preamp and A/D converter, XENYX 1002FX 10 input mixer with Effects Processor, Sennheiser HD-202 Studio Headphones, SB-1270 24-Bit USB audio interface
1 day for short projects (ex, under 10 minutes long)
Self-directed voice over, raw or edited files produced in WAV (44.1 or 48K, up to 32 bit) or MP3 (up to 320k) format; Script writing/editing, music and/or sfx available; I can produce finished audio/video for internet delivery.
Voice Over Clients
Dassault Systemes (France)
DATOS Computer, AG (Zurich)
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