Derek Botten

London, Ontario, CA 3:48 PM (EDT) Local Time




About Derek Botten

Derek Botten is a full time voice artist and has many years in front of a microphone recording radio/TV commercials, instructional videos, audio books, elearning and presentations. Derek has a friendly, casual read and can easily offer higher energy, urgent reads. He also does custom characterizations with or without the addition of regional dialects. Past clients include Budweiser, Go Daddy, Sylvania, Schwartzkopf plus over 60 audio books. Speedy turnaround times! Source Connect equipped.

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Vocal Characteristics


English (North American), English (British), English

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Voice Ages

Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)


British, Canadian, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), French, Irish, Italian, North American, Russian, Scottish, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), Spanish (International Spanish) Acento Neutro, US General American (GenAm), US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas)

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Voice Over Skills

Animation Movie Trailers Documentaries Audiobooks Elearning Radio Ad Telephone Videogames Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad Voice Assistant

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Turnaround Time

12 hours or less

Live Directed Sessions

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


Sennheiser 416, Rode NT1A, Shure SM7B, Broadcast quality home studio

Computer & Software

HP desktop and Adobe Audition software

Special Equipment

Steinberg pre-amp and a great attitude!

Service Overview

Voice Over

Voice tracks , commercial reads , narration , voiceover , simple editing , commercial writing , script writing , cartoon voices , voice characterizations , industrial film reads , voice acting , hard sell , audio books , warm and friendly , podcasts , radio liners , radio IDs , games , films , video games , guy next door , genuine, believable,

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Voice Over Experience

Voice Artist

Derek Botten Media • Contract Full-time

Nov 2014 - Present

Full time voice actor Commercial Radio since 1979 (live, talk, commercial voicing) Television (hosting and voiceover) Industrial and narration VO work Commercial production Copy writing Voice Acting Creating Characters Emceeing Creative writing Documentary and Audio Books Half a century of life skills! Motorcyclist and gearhead in my spare time

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

5 star service! Great job from Derek Botten! He gave a unique read in the audition that was perfect for my project. He was extremely quick and we got it done the same day. Great job! Cheryl

Jitterbug Media, Georgia

Derek was great to work with: prompt, funny, easy-going, and took direction well. He also delivered a wonderfully energetic read of a very technical script that was exactly what my client was looking for. Chris Woodley

Ramblin Jackson, Boulder, CO.

Thanks for providing a great voice and enjoyable recording experience to this project. Hope to work with you again in the future. Thanks, Seth Perkins, Lead Creative |

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Fast Turnaround Time

5 people said Derek provided files faster than they expected.

Very Professional

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

Excellent Quality

1 person said Derek’s final deliverable quality exceeded their expectations.

Takes Direction Very Well

1 person said Derek followed directions to deliver the project.

Stephanie Sameh

Jul 23, 2021

Stephanie Sameh

Feb 9, 2021

Stephanie Sameh

Feb 4, 2021

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