Marilyn Rea Beyer

warm, natural, clean, inviting, characters

Voice Description

Confident and reassuring narrator, rock-solid and focused for presentations, homey and conversational commercial voice, full array of narration styles and characters for audio books, comic characters, clean and consistent for online or automated systems.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Female

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

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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 offer copywriting services

My Home Base

, Massachusetts, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Wicked Witch, Teddy Bear, animal voices, crabby teacher, next-door neighbor, medical professional

My Voice Experience

For 12 years, I hosted a daily music show at WUMB-FM in Boston. My voice is familiar to audiences of Boston's flagship NPR and PBS stations, WGBH-FM and WGBH2-TV. Travelers at Boston's Logan Airport heard my voice touting an expanded international schedule. Museum exhibits, high tech company sales videos and fund-raising films use my voice talents. I've been a fast-talking math teacher, a crabby mother-in-law, a soothing nurse, a capable manager and a story-teller for clients as varied as AT&T Broadband, Comcast, John Hancock Insurance, Dunkin Donuts, Cengage, It's Learning, The Lexington Historical Society, and Perkins School for the Blind. And yes, I have a terrifying witch's cackle and a cuddly talking teddy bear in my arsenal, just to keep things fun. A seasoned pro at ease with direction, "I'll get you my pretty," and I'll get it done in a minimum number of takes.

My Training

M.A. Northwestern U. - Oral Interpretation of Literature
B.A. Purdue U. - Speech Communication
Acting study - Body Politic (Chicago)
VO Workshops - Maura Tighe (Boston), Collinge-Pickman Casting (Boston)

My Studio Equipment

MK-319 microphone
Mac-based recording and editing system

Additional Skills

Media & PR Director (current: Perkins School for the Blind/Watertown, MA)
Contract voiceover announcer (current: WGBH-FM)
Adjunct communications professor (2016: Lasell College/Newton, MA)
Public radio host (1995-2007 at WUMB-FM/Boston)
In house commercial announcer for UMass Boston enrollment and marketing (1995-2007)
Museum Guide in Colonial Costume (2005-2014: Lexington Historical Society, Lexington MA)
PR and free-lance script consultant (1991-1995 with SMASH Advertising/Boston)

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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