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Nicky Barranger

London, Surrey, GB 7:17 PM (GMT) Local Time




About Nicky Barranger

I am a British national VO with a home studio, specializing in e-learning, Medical and campaigning videos.

I have a mature, smooth and sophisticated British voice well suited to explainers and documentary scripts.

As a former BBC producer presented and studio engineer I can also edit and mix audio.

Being half French I speak français with a slight accent.

Because of my European heritage I'm particularly skilled at pronouncing foreign names, especially French, Spanish, Italian and Hungarian.

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Vocal Characteristics


English, French

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Voice Ages

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


British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - Yorkshire & Humber, Hungarian

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Voice Over Skills

Documentaries Audiobooks Elearning Telephone Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad

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Turnaround Time

12-48 hours

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)


Rode NT1-A

Computer & Software

Sadie editing software (PrismSound) and ProTools (Digidesign), Audacity, Premier Pro, Sony Vegas

Special Equipment

Focurite Scarlett 3i3, Zoom H6 Soundcraft Mixer

Service Overview

Voice Over

My smooth alto voice is particularly suited to podcasts, eLearning, health and medical scripts as well as documentaries.

I have a professional background working studios in for more than 35 years, starting off as a studio engineer then moving onto presenting and reporting for BBC World Service.

I am a regular voice for eLearning for You (now part of the Access Group) and for BMT Group development courses.

As for explainer videos, the Health and Charity sectors often seek me out for my clarity and calming tone, as well as for the warmth and empathy I can bring to campaigns.

However there is also plenty of fun stuff.. I have appeared in several films as computers, newsreaders, radio presenters (no surprise there, see below) deep voiced but off hinged witches.

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Voice Over Experience

Radio Producer

BBC World Service • Freelance

Jan 1990 - Feb 2019

I have for many years, been a regular freelance producer and presenter for BBC World Service in London, producing recorded and live programming. The work involved working to deadlines, coming up with creative ideas, presenting my own scripts and mixing to the highest level of broadcast radio.

I also worked as one of the presenters of a team fronting magazine programming and interviewing authors, playwrights, musicians and celebrities.

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Oxford Universty Press • Freelance

Apr 2015 - Nov 2017

I was regularly invited by Oxfor University Press to interview writers for their Oxford World Classics series

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Royal National Institute for Blind and Partially Sighted People • Contract Part-time

Sep 1997 - Apr 2018

I was a regular voice on Connect RNIB's magazine for its members

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Audio Monitor • Freelance

Mar 1999 - Jun 2002

I was a presenter and interview on Audio Monitor, a podcast for GPs/ Health Practioners

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The Interview Online • Self-employed

Jan 2006 - Aug 2011

I edited my own online site interviewing writers about their newly published novels.

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

Nicola provides consistent quality in service and end-product, always with a quick turn around. I highly recommend her! Toni Shephard, PhD Executive Director (UK)

Animal Equality

Nicky was welcoming and professional in her messages. Her voiceover work was faultless and we can't wait to use her again

E-Learning for You Training

Fantastic job. Easy to work with and is very accommodating to revisions. Look forward to working with again.

Tyndale Publishing
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Avid Pro Tools, Adobe Audition

Skill Overview

Audio Editing

I have built my career in audio, working as a presenter and producer at BBC World Service. So SPEECH audio is my specialty. I can edit to a very high standard using either ProTools or Sadie (made by Prism and is the standard software at BBC Radio)

I have also worked as a sound engineer in live transmissions, current affairs (including sport) and drama, creating FX and mixing voices. My studio sessions included such big names as Judi Dench and Elliot Gould.

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Audio Editing Experience

On Air Presenter

BBC World Service • Freelance

Jan 1990 - Dec 1999

I was a regular on air presenter for 2 strands at World Service, plus filling in for other presenters on arts and health programmes

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Freelance Producer

BBC Radio and World Service • Freelance

Jan 1990 - Mar 2019

I have enjoyed a very full career with the BBC making radio documentaries as well as being an on-air presenter.

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Client List

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Audio Editing Testimonials

Nicky was marvelous to work with! Fast and responsive and very talented. Highly recommend.

Raglan Consulting Group

Nicky worked on our HR project, narrating an internal, e-learning package on managing remote workers. She exceeded our expectations with her efficiency and the effort she put into the work. Nicky was extremely accommodating and easy to work with and made our project her own. We would definitely recommend Nicky’s services and will employ her on our projects going forward.




Avid Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Audacity

Skill Overview

Audio Mixing

As a BBC trained Studio Manager, I can mix music and FX to any voice recording. I have mixed my own documentaries and music programmes for transmission on BBC Radio.
It's worth noting that the software I used most often is not listed on Voices. It's SaDIE made by Prism and is the leading editing tool in speech editing. For music mixing I would always go to ProTools

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Audio Mixing Experience

Studio Manager

BBC Radio • Permanent Full-time

Jan 1980 - Feb 1990

The work included being in technical charge of live programming, often in a language other than English. This involved getting programmes on the air on time, and equally important getting them off!

Working in Radio Drama was a particular delight, creating spot" FX live in the studio (anything not pre-recorded e.g. doors, kitchen tools, chairs, leaves, snow, wine bottles whatever the scene required). I then moved onto the desk in drama being the senior SM in charge technically for all mixing, music and FX.
This was in the pre-digital age - probably before you were born!

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Client List

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Very Professional

4 people said Nicky was a professional from start to finish.

Excellent Quality

3 people said Nicky’s final deliverable quality exceeded their expectations.

Takes Direction Very Well

2 people said Nicky followed directions to deliver the project.

Fast Turnaround Time

1 person said Nicky provided files faster than they expected.

Great Communicator

1 person said Nicky communicated clearly and quickly.

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Michael Larbalestier

Sep 5, 2022

Professional and fast turnaround with multiple options to select from. Thanks, Nicky.

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alexandra julien

Aug 2, 2022
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Pro Prints

Nov 3, 2021

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! Beyond anything I imagined!

Thank you so much!

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