Shelley Cohen

Ottawa, Ontario, CA 4:42 PM (AST) Local Time

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (North American), English

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Accents

Canadian, North American, US General American (GenAm)

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Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Voice Over Skills

Animation, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Radio, Telephone, Television, Voice Assistant

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Studio

Turnaround Time

Within 24-hours

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Source-Connect

Microphone

VO:1A XLR

Computer & Software

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 and Audacity

Special Equipment

FocusRite Scarlett pre-amp

Service Overview

Voice Over

A welcoming, friendly, professional sound, Shelley now records scripts for telephone systems, e-learning courses, Public Service Announcements, corporate and web videos in her own home studio. She provides quick turnaround time in multiple formats. Shelley is also a vocal coach and teaches 'Becoming a Voice Actor', a 14-week in-class course in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and now over Skype or Zoom. She also offers a one-day workshop, Your Voiceover Launch to give participants a bird's-eye view of the voice acting business and a chance to get behind the microphone.

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Reviews

5.0
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Clancy PC

Oct 11, 2018

Shelley did an amazing job for us. We are very happy with the final product.

STARA Enterprise

Aug 29, 2018

Great voice and it was a pleasure working with Shelley.

PSCN

Mar 29, 2015

Fast, Professional. An excellent asset to the voice talent community.

Testimonials

Shelley is great to work with and never has let us down. She is a terrific voice coach, extremely dedicated and is able to easily share her experience, knowledge and skills.
GAPC is Shelley Cohen’s client since 1993.

Ken Stewart - Executive Producer and President – General Assembly Production Centre Entertainment (G.A.P.C.)

Shelley Cohen has to be one of the top voice over talents we have had the pleasure of working with over all the years COHM Inc. has been in business. Her knowledge and expertise in the industry makes Shelley an essential part of our team.
COHM has been a client of Shelley’s since 1990.

Brittany Lauzon Vice President – Commercial on Hold Marketing (COHM INC.)

Shelley Cohen is a true professional in her field. She is very sensitive to contexts of different narrations and not only can she do, but can also teach it.
Dominique has been Shelley’s Talent Agent since 2000 and voice actor for his company Continental Productions.

Dominique Soutif Owner – Continental Productions and First Stage Talent Agency

About Shelley

Shelley Cohen

Overview

A welcoming, authoritative, professional sound, Shelley now records scripts for telephone systems, e-learning courses, Public Service Announcements, commercials, corporate and web explainer videos in her own home studio. She provides quick turnaround time in multiple formats. Shelley is also a vocal coach in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and offers private coaching over Skype or Zoom. She also offers a one-day workshop, Your Voiceover Launch to give participants a bird's-eye view of the voice acting business and a chance to get behind the microphone.

• COHM since 1990 - Telephone system voice for Rogers Canada, National Gallery of Canada, The Canada Post, President’s Choice Financial MasterCard and PC Optimum, The Shopping Choice (TSC) channel, Ottawa Int’l Airport, and voicemail/on-hold for many others since 1990.
EXPERIENCE:
2020 E-learning - Voice Actor - Intimate Partner Violence course - Military Family Resource Centre - Continental Productions
Voice Actor - Nine Election 2019 Voter Information Explainer Videos - Elections Canada Website - General Assembly Productions Centre (GAPC)
TV Documentary Voice Actor - “Magdalena” – “Skindigenous - Columbia” – Aboriginal People’s Television Affinity Studios
E-learning Voice Actor - Progressive Muscle Relaxation & Stress Response - National Defence Continental Productions
E-learning Voice Actor – Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority, Behaviour Management Bartmart
2019 E-learning Voice Actor – Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority, Compliance Assistance Module on Emergency Planning Bartmart
Radio PSAs Voice Actor / Producer Toronto and Ottawa African Music Festivals Vocal Dynamo Productions
Explainer Web Videos - Voice Actor - 9 vignettes - Elections Canada 2019 Voter Information - General Assembly Productions Centre (G.A.P.C.)
Voice Actor / Producer Toronto and Ottawa African Music Festivals Vocal Dynamo Productions
Web Video - Voice Actor – What is the Canadian Technology Accelerator? Global Affairs Canada - R&D Creative - G.A.P.C.
Web Video - Voice Actor - Walking Tour - Canadian Museum of History
Web Video - Voice Actor - How to Expunge Your Record - Parole Board of Canada - R&D Creative - G.A.P.C.
2018 Video Voice Actor / Producer – Sivic Animation Video Voices.com Vocal Dynamo Productions
Radio - Voice Actor - Elections Canada Voter Information Campaign (Test) G.A.P.C.
Radio - Voice Actor - Ottawa African Festival 2018 - Vocal Dynamo Productions
Voice Actor - Firefighter Evaluators - National Defence training video - Vocal Dynamo Productions
Video - Voice Actor - OneGC - 3 videos - Treasury Board of Canada G.A.P.C.
2017 Workshop Creator/Facilitator – ‘Your Voiceover Launch’ Fat Dog Productions
Presenter – “Presenting…YOU! For IM Professionals” ARMA 2017 Conference Verney Event Management
E-learning Voice Actor - Integrated Management System (IMS) 2017 – Transport Canada Fat Dog Productions
Telephony Virtual Receptionist – Airex and Octacom BluArc Communications
Video On-Camera – Nurse – Physician-Patient Communication Course - Canadian Medical Protection Association
Recipient biographies announcer - Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence - 2017 & 2016
2016 Voice Actor for animated videos Online Mail and Mobile App for Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) - Stick Mom on YouTube and the CRA website
2015 Voiceover on video explaining customs declarations upon returning to Canada for Canada Border Services Agency
Video Voice Actor – Web video – International Anti-Cartel Day - Competition Bureau - R&D Creative - Bartmart
2014 Video Producer – Military Personnel Management Capability Transformation (MPMCT) / Guardian Dept. of Nat. Defence
Voice Actor – Fall 2014 Webinar – MPMCT: Changing the Way we do Business National Defence
Voice Actor – Four 'callers' with varying accents – Service Canada Webvoicer Productions
Voice Actor – “Welcome to Canada” – Canada Border Services Agency – R&D Creative Bart Mart Productions
2013 Video On-Camera – Senior Nurse – “Disruptive Behaviour” C.M.P.A.
Video Narrator – SAMSCA: Long MOA – Otsuka Canada Pharma. Inc. G.A.P.C.
E-learning Voice Actor – Animated training video – National Defence G.A.P.C.
Video Voice Actor / Avatar – Online Training - National Defence G.A.P.C.
2012 Web Video Narrator - How to...for cars Bart Mart Productions
On-camera Actor – “Head Nurse Elizabeth” – “The Dream Team” Canadian Medical Protection Association
Video Narrator – 2 educational videos – National Defence Dominique Soutif Productions
2011 Video Narrator – Boeing Training Videos, Eedo Knowledgeware Corp. COHM Technologies
Narrator – “Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s 2011 Mortgage Consumer Survey” Bart Mart Productions
Avatar Online Learning Facilitation Training, Dept. of National Defense, General Assembly Production Centre (G.A.P.C.)
Voicemail Narrator - IVR System Canadian Wildlife Habitat
2010 Video Narrator – “Canada’s Creative Economy Capital” – Ottawa Centre for Research & Innovation G.A.P.C.
Narrator – “Welcome to BCD Online Tutorial” Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Narrator – “Welcome to Canada” Web videos for Mexico and Czechoslovakia – Citizenship & Immigration Canada – G.A.P.C.
2009 Writer – “Geomapping for Energy & Minerals: Partnering for Northern Prosperity” Web video Natural Resources Canada
Actor – On-camera – Canada Post safety training video Stonehaven Productions Narrator – “CODE: Development through Education” G.A.P.C.
2008 • Wrote script and storyboard for the Natural Resources Canada program “Geomapping for Energy & Minerals” recruitment video;
Narrator – Jumpstart Program The War Amps
2007 • Wrote English script and produced English and French radio Public Service Announcements for the “Aboriginal Treaties: Spirit and Intent” Exhibition – Library and Archives Canada;
Radio Writer / Producer – “Spirit & Intent: Aboriginal Treaties” exhibition PSA Library and Archives Canada
Narrator – 2 PSA’s – Team Royal Lepage Home & Garden Tour for Chrysalis House Sound Venture
2006 Video Actor – Off-Camera – Several personas – Training video – Canada Customs Image Tree Studios
2005-06 Audio Narrator – Cassettes for Blind – Tax Forms & Guides – Canada Revenue Agency Sound Venture
TV Narrator – (2) Radio Commercials – Canada Mortgage & Housing Acart Advertising
2004 Video Narrator – Training Video – National Bank of Canada Swat Films, Montreal
TV Narrator – 7 Commercials - Beechwood Cemeteries Christine Mercier Productions
Narrator Web demo – eAppraisal Healthcare Halogen Software
Narrator PSA - TV – The War Amps “Jumpstart” program – National War Amps
Actor – on-camera - “License to Grill” Knight Productions
Narrator – CD-ROM – Status of Women Canada Reel Impact Video
Narrator - PSA – Learning Disabilities Association of Canada Delta Media / G.A.P.C.
2003 PSA Narrator - PSA – Radio – The War Amps “Keytag” program – National War Amps of Canada
Web Narrator – Web demos – “eAppraisal & eAppraisal Healthcare Software” Halogen Software
TV Narrator – Commercial – “Canada Day in the Capital” – N.C.C. - CBOT Carleton Productions
• Wrote and narrated 2 television commercials for a hi-tech training company; and one for a Halifax law firm; wrote corporate videos for the National Capital Commission, Canadian Tire and Royal Bank;
• Narrated 2 ACTRA award-winning radio programs – The Romance Novel – CBC “Ideas” and “The Plague” – CHEZ-FM;
• First female radio announcer in Castlegar, B.C.

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