KIm Handysides

Clear, friendly, conversational, warm

Voice Description

"Kim is a pro's pro...the smooth voice, easy range and perfect attitude. Bet she could make underwater yodelling sound good." Andrew Morgan - Ogilvy & Mather

Versatile and directable, I can do sultry sounds, full-on retail, gravitas or whimsy and make your ad sound spot on. Whether your TV, radio or web promo needs a warm, sexy, clear or sincere commercial read, I'm your girl. Heck, we may even win awards together!

I have a predilection for eLearning. Perhaps because I've done over a thousand of them. I'm equally comfortable with corporate, professional material and engaging educational lessons, but I'm particularly excellent at medical and pharmaceutical presentations. (With the Grey's Anatomy vocabulary to prove it)

I also have lots of experience with the conversational, natural reads so popular for explainer videos, voicing warm and friendly telephone services and creating fun or evil characters for videogames.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

ACTRA (Canada) ACTRA (Canada)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect in my studio
• 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
• I have ipDTL in my studio

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• 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

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents: Neutral American + New Jersey, Southern, MidWest, Neutral Canadian, British, Australian, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Isreali, Middle East, Jamaican, Asian, Chinese, North Atlantic, South African
Characters: multiple! I can easily do 3 characters in the same project.
Sound-Alikes: I've been hired to sound like Michelle Obama, Queen Latifa, Tina fey, Amy Poehler, Scarlett Johannson, Meryl Streep, Dooly Parton and Susan Sarandon

My Voice Experience

Recent National commercials include Danone Yogurt, Hershey's Chipits, Weight Watchers, Tinder, Remax, L'Oreal, MacDonald's
Business customers: ATT, SUNY, Pfizer, BMS, Brother, Microsoft, Astra Zeneca, General Motors
Telephone: Novartis, Blackberry, Laurentian Bank, Adam Health
Games: Ubisoft, EA, Gameloft, Zynga
Audiobooks: SC Mitchell, There's No Such Thing as Werewolves

Awards: CANNES Animated Short, Communicator (multiple), Bessie, (+ Actor role in one Academy award nominated film)

My Training

One on one Voice Training: J. Michael Collins, Pat Fraley, Debra Toffin, Paul Bario, David Tyler
Workshops & Classes: Kurt Kelly, Marc Graue, Rodney Saulsberry, Harlan Hogan
!0 years in local, regional & national radio & television stations
B.A. Communication Studies (with Honors) University of WIndsor
Kim also works as a voice coach for Syllables Studio & guest voice teacher at Dawson College in Montreal

My Studio Equipment

I am always open to live collaboration with clients who want to direct during recording.

My Studio includes a Whisperroom, Neumann TM103, RODE Broadcaster mic, Apogee1 mic, Scarlett Focusrite soundcard, Protools, Macbook Pro, Auralex mudguard
Connections via SourceConnect, Phone patch or Skype. ISDN with 12 hours notice
Turnaround <24 hours, 2 hours on rush projects

Additional Skills

With a background in journalism, acting, writing and production, I can offer full audio production services through my studio, Beau Talks. I also can provide, copyediting, writing and/or translation (French to English and vice versa) and direction.

Thousands of TV/radio national, regional and local commercials, thousands of e-learning programs and modules (excellent medical/pharmaceutical vocabulary), audiobooks (fiction/nonfiction), documentaries (single shows and series), webinars, dubbing, versioning (V/O's overtop other languages in character).
Former journalist, national cable weatherwoman, radio dj, news anchor, reporter, producer.

Writer: romance novel, magazine & newspaper articles, corporate scripts, web-based films

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

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Kim's 2016 Demo


Bugs Bunny Canadian Mint

First Time Home Buyers

Mansfield Health Center

Safety Training Shell Oil

Holiday Season

Corporate Business


Phone Systems


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