Cathi Colas

Pine, Colorado, US 12:58 AM (CST) Local Time

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About

My voice has been described as soothing, calm, warm, friendly, approachable, down to earth neighbor, articulate, intelligent. storyteller and knowledgeable. I range from child to middle age to senior adult. I specialize in accents and character work. I do all of my own editing and mastering in my home-based studio and can easily accommodate live, directed sessions. I have completed over 40 audio-books for ACX and Findaway Voices. I have done National TV Commercials, Podcasts, Documentaries, Travelogues, Radio, Corporate Presentations, Phone IVRs, and so much more. I finish projects under deadline, delivering high-quality voiceover work in an expedient fashion. As a Communications major, I understand the importance of connecting via the spoken word. I look forward to adding an extra dimension to your amazing creations.

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (North American), English

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Voice Ages

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

Accents

Australian, British, Egyptian, French, Jewish, Latino, Mediterranean, North American, Russian, Scottish, US General American (GenAm), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), Yiddish

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Voice Over Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames, Voice Assistant

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Studio

Turnaround Time

12 hours or less

Live Directed Sessions

Other (Clean Feed, Session Link Pro, etc), Phone Call, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

Neumann TLM-103, Shure SM7B, Blue Baby Bottle, Shure KSM313

Computer & Software

Adobe Audition, Izotope Rx8 plug ins

Special Equipment

SSL 2+ Interface, Steinberg UR22 mkII, Symetrix 528E Preamp,

Service Overview

Voice Over

In my professional state-of-the-art home studio, I can create a deliverable product at any time in any timezone. I use paid Source-Connect, Zoom, Hangouts, and Skype, so I can easily accommodate client-directed sessions. Can turn around any project (except audiobooks) in under 12 hours.
I have experience with National TV, Audiobooks, Documentaries, Podcasts, Character Work, Radio, Internet Videos, and so much more.

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Voice Over Experience

Intro and Master Class Instructor/Home Studio Advisory/Audiobook Coach

Suchavoice • Contract Part-time

Mar 2020 - Present

Teach Introductory webinars and VO Master Classes for students going through Suchavoice's training program. I also teach Home Studio setup and audio editing. Audiobook narration coaching.

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Founder and CEO

VocStories | Voiceover by Cathi Colas • Self-employed

Dec 2016 - Present

Company records and produces all VO work.

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Home Studio Coach

Suchavoice • Contract Part-time

Mar 2020 - Present

Help students set up their home studio and train them in Audacity. Make sure students are able to deliver broadcast-quality audio.

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Audiobook Coach

Suchavoice • Contract Part-time

Mar 2020 - Present

Teach voiceover techniques to students looking to narrate audiobooks.

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

First, Cathi’s voice was by far the best when we chose her from over 20+ auditions. Her intonation, inflection and passion throughout the entire reading met all of our expectations for how the book was expected to sound when it is read. Simply put, she brought life to our book! There isn’t a question if I would hire her to do our next book and would highly recommend her to anyone interested in creating an audible book. Our work with Cathi consisted of getting our book into an audible format. Since it is over 300 pages long, and would be more than 12+ hour in audio length, we were initially concerned with the amount of time it would take to complete. She started the book almost immediately after we agreed upon hiring her and she finished in three weeks…on time! This, I assure you, was not an easy task to do. Throughout the entire process she provided feedback on issues that arose do to diagrams and side bars. The way she handled revisions through Google spreadsheet was simple and highly effective. She was easy to contact and quick to respond. Regardless of our request for changes or revisions, she handled them all professionally and the updates were seamless so as to be impossible to know a revision occurred. Overall, her performance was exemplary! She is definitely at the top of her game! We were fortunate to get her to do our book and I want to again thank you Cathi for your performance! It truly was a pleasure to work with you. Sincerely, Joe and Michael Daconta Co-author of The Philosophy of Intentional Living: A Proven Approach to Holistic Success

Joe and Michael Daconta: Co-authors of The Philosophy of Intentional Living: A Proven Approach to Holistic Success

Cathi did a fantastic job narrating my book, Jewel in the Mud. Her voice, style, and approach were just perfect for the style of the book. All the way through, Cathi was professional and delivered the finished audio well ahead of time. I can't praise her highly enough.

Harmony Kent, Author of Jewel in the Mud: Zen Musings

Cathi Colas is a remarkable voice actor - you can sum up her ability to sound real, authentic, and compelling in one word: Wow. Cathi has a sound that draws listeners to her - you believe her, and you want to hear more. And best of all, she follows direction well and is a pleasure to work with. You owe it to yourself to give Cathi a listen!

Guy Arledge, Voice Actor and Coach
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Studio

Software

Adobe Audition, Audacity

Skill Overview

Audio Editing

6 years of audiobook editing. Proof and master audiobook files to meet ACX requirements. Home Studio Advising and Audacity training for voiceover students going through VO training with Suchavoice.

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Audio Editing Experience

Audio Editor

VocStories | Voiceover by Cathi Colas • Self-employed

Dec 2016 - Present

Record, edit, master, produce audio for over 50 audiobooks all currently available through Audible.

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Client List

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Reviews

5.0

Very Professional

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

Great Communicator

1 person said Cathi communicated clearly and quickly.

Fast Turnaround Time

1 person said Cathi provided files faster than they expected.

Voices.com

Feb 9, 2021

Cathi was so nice to work with and our client was very happy with the final product!



Thanks again Cathi!

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Open

Jan 16, 2021

The WIN Company

Aug 17, 2020

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