Warm, Credible, Professional, Sincere, Trustworthy
• Joy Katzen-Guthrie is registered with Voice123 since Sep 28, 2006.
• Joy Katzen-Guthrie started his/her voice over career in 1977.
• Currently Joy Katzen-Guthrie is a Standard subscriber.
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Joy Katzen-Guthrie's powerful and vibrant voice combines with superb production and editing skills to provide distinctive, rich, and articulate voice work and production in commercial, corporate, business, industrial, audiobook, documentary, interview, promo, broadcast, podcast, internet, training, and IVR/phone projects. Specialties: instructional, documentary, audiobook.
Assured, warm, authentic, and credible with even the most technical copy, Joy lives up to her name by being an actual joy to work with. She is extremely professional and provides an extraordinarily fast turn-around. Her voice greatly improved our client's technical demonstration CD adding a smooth and soothing element to the final product. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for quality voice over work, says Lisa Livingston of Bluezoom Sensory Marketing.
Consistent, clear reading in lengthy projects. Extended audiobook and narration readings and extended custom auditions available upon request.
Notable vocal qualities/styles:
Sincere, authentic, warm, genuine, trustworthy, believable, authoritative, knowledgeable, credible, classy, elegant, deep, rich, conversational, approachable, real, relatable, likable, convincing, confident, calming, polished, thoughtful, assured, confident, wise, friendly, clear, fresh, intuitive, encouraging, engaging, inspiring. Equally comfortable with artistic/warm copy and technical, professional narrations of any pace.
Skilled in radio documentary, human interest, public service, news. Convincing and credible with business-related, newsy, informational, logical and journalistic copy. Specialties include corporate and industrial projects, creative and artistic, podcasts, audiobook non-fiction and dialogue; technical and medical copy, training and instructional materials, documentary, voice acting and drama.
Proficient with the Hebrew language as well as transliterations of Hebrew. Frequent traveler to China with strong familiarity of Chinese pronunciation of Pinyin [Standard Mandarin] transliteration as well as Wade-Giles transliteration.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Teenage Girl
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - North American
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer voice direction services
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project
My Home Base
Tampa/Sarasota/West Central Florida, Florida, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Voice acting, Southern, Children's readings, Hebrew, Chinese (Mandarin)
My Voice Experience
Native of Memphis, Tennessee native, home has been in the Tampa Bay area since 1981. Versatile career as broadcast producer and manager, composer/lyricist/recording artist, heritage tour leader, and instructor/lecturer.
Stephens College (Columbia, MO) graduate with BA (magna cum laude) and BFA (cum laude) degrees in Broadcast Communications and Music. Career beginning as Tampa Bays WPLP/News-Talk Radio as Traffic Director, then Executive Producer, then Operations Manager. Heard in commercials, public service programming, and as weekly talk host. Studio recording, music performance, and composition with simultaneous radio or voice over career as producer and announcer for 27 years. Speak and sing in concert, for colleges, universities, study groups, civic and religious organizations, and conventions/expos/seminars. A repertoire of thousands of songs. Operate Tune-of-the-Century Music® studios in the Tampa Bay/West Central Florida area with husband, Mark. Give lectures and concerts worldwide. Produce, mix, and master various recording projects, both musical and spoken word, in my studio and at remote locations. Active session musician, have been studio vocalist/keyboardist/composer for advertising, educational, and entertainment productions on TV, radio, cable, internet. Songwriting, Addy, and Silver Angel Awards.
Instructor, speaker, and concert artist with world-renowned Eckerd College Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI) Institute (St. Petersburg) and University of South Floridas OLLI Institute (Tampa), Eckerd College Road Scholar, Grand Edventures Learning (Boca Raton), Brandeis University Study Group (Boca Raton), Learn Inn (Jewish Federation of Baltimore) and others. Programs consistently rated among the highest (5 stars). Contributing writer to the 2007 edition of the Encylopedia Judaica. Photos have appeared in newspapers, magazines, journals, and internet sites from around the world. Received appointments to the Florida Artist Residency Directory in 1996 and 1999, funded by the State Division of Cultural Affairs. [Artist Residencies place practicing, professional artists in Florida Schools and Community Colleges to teach all aspects of their art form.] Have received two Arts Resource Fund performance arts grants from the Pinellas County Arts Council.
Education-Extracurricular: Speech tournament winner, audio, radio, television, film technical, creative, and business courses, piano performance, theory, music history, chamber music, conducting, orchestration, chorus and chamber choir. Campus radio/TV staff, conceived, developed, and established more than a dozen radio documentary, news, and public affairs program series. Anchored TV news, considerable experience producing, directing, writing/scripting, editing, scoring, operating camera, announcing, and performance. Scored and documented productions of the Stephens Theatre Department, consistently ranked one of the finest in the nation.
Professional: Keynote speaker, teacher, lecturer. Tampa Bays WPLP News-Talk Radio (Traffic Director/Executive Producer/Operations Manager), WDAE-AM, WUSA-FM, WXCR-Classics 92 FM as announcer/producer. Worked for or with some of the finest voices/personalities in the broadcast business, including Michael Spears, Lora Cain, Jim Nettleton, David Gold, Dan Johnson. Director/Owner of Tune-of-the-Century Music® studio/broadcast systems integration business. Continuous performances since 1981 as soloist and with orchestras and bands both as member and leader. Highly adept in computer photo and graphic, audio and video editing, image, and web building skills.
My Studio Equipment
MAC AND PC-BASED PRO-TOOLS DIGITAL RECORDING STUDIO
Pro Tools TDM System with 24 channels of I/O
Microphones include Neumann, Soundelux, Sennheiser, AKG, Shure, Audio-Technica, Beyer
Manley Vox Box Mic Pre-amp
Meyer-HD1 Mid-field monitors
Yamaha NS10 Near-field monitors
Pacific Recorders & Engineering ABX console
Custom-designed sound treatments by Acoustic Sciences Corporation (ASC)
Sound Forge 9 & CD Architect 5.2 Software
Steinberg Wavelab & M-Powered Pro Tools 7.1, 8.0 PC, TDM Protools 5.1, 6.4 MAC, TDM Protools 5.1.1 MAC
High-speed cable for FTP or email delivery of MP3, WAV, AIFF files
Overnight CD-R/Data DVD and DAT
24-hour turnaround/same-day delivery
We work with excellent studios in the Tampa Bay Area that provide ISDN services with 24-hour turnaround.
Three decades of experience as a performing artist, lecturer, teacher, speaker brings wide knowledge of a range of topics. Highly versatile, well-read in music, art, philosophy, history, science, religion/faith, political science. Writer of non-fiction and fiction, news, poetry, song, and prose. An excellent grammarian, I served as an English B.A. Assistant at Stephens College for four years, coaching students in essential and creative English reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Have edited numerous publications and newsletters over 3 decades in addition to broadcast copy. Designer, creator, and webmaster of my own extensive web site. An excellent listener and observer, I work intuitively in all I do, carefully assessing your intentions and goals, giving you the full attention you deserve, and relating your project with highest integrity.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
• Wire transfers
Online Payments Via PayPal
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