Nicky Barranger

London, Surrey, GB 8:39 PM (GMT) Local Time

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About

I am a British national with a very engaging, natural and friendly alto voice (natural RP but not posh).

I have a home studio and am a former BBC studio engineer so can also edit and mix audio, specialising in I specialise in eLearning/Medical and explainer videos

Being half French I speak français with a slight (some say charming) 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

Languages

English (British), French

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Voice Ages

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

Accents

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

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Voice Over Skills

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

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Studio

Turnaround Time

12-48 hours

Live Directed Sessions

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

Microphone

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 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 (professional) 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.
I

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Interviewer

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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Presenter

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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Presenter

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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Editor

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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Studio

Software

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.

TESTIMONIAL FROM ANNE SEGALL HR DIRECTOR Brititsh Marine Techonologies

Studio

Software

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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Reviews

5.0

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.

Very Professional

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

Fast Turnaround Time

1 person said Nicky provided files faster than they expected.

Great Communicator

1 person said Nicky communicated clearly and quickly.

CG Pro Prints

Nov 3, 2021

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! Beyond anything I imagined!



Thank you so much!

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AllenComm

Oct 8, 2021

Nicky created two fantastic recordings for us on a quick turnaround. The client was so pleased, they can't stop gushing about how great the VO and motion graphics came out. Will definitely work with Nicky again!

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Séverine Vanel

Jul 1, 2021

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