English (British), FrenchRead More
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)
British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - Yorkshire & Humber, French (Standard International), HungarianRead More
Voice Over Skills
Animation, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Voice AssistantRead More
Live Directed Sessions
Phone Call, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)
Computer & Software
Sadie editing software (PrismSound) and ProTools (Digidesign), Audacity, Premier Pro, Sony Vegas
Focurite Scarlett 3i3, Zoom H6 Soundcraft Mixer
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.
Voice Over Experience
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 was regularly invited by Oxfor University Press to interview writers for their Oxford World Classics seriesRead More
I was a regular voice on Connect RNIB's magazine for its membersRead More
I was a presenter and interview on Audio Monitor, a podcast for GPs/ Health PractionersRead More
I edited my own online site interviewing writers about their newly published novels.Read More
Voice Over Testimonials
Avid Pro Tools, Adobe Audition
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.
Audio Editing Experience
On Air Presenter
I was a regular on air presenter for 2 strands at World Service, plus filling in for other presenters on arts and health programmesRead More
I have enjoyed a very full career with the BBC making radio documentaries as well as being an on-air presenter.Read More
Audio Editing Testimonials
Avid Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Audacity
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
Audio Mixing Experience
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!
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.
2 people said Nicky was a professional from start to finish.
Fast Turnaround Time
1 person said Nicky provided files faster than they expected.
University of Cambridge
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