Martha E.S. Buchanan

Engaging witty sarcastic vain ditzy sensual

Voice Description

As narrator I am intellectual and pleasant, engaging, charismatic, and have a strong speaking voice. Conversational or formal approach as applicable. Some singing as am also melodic.

I broadcast for OWL radio and read for the blind or people with low vision. For audio books and other voice overs I can provide a full spectrum of vocal expression from earnest, caring and concerned, good-hearted to mean-spirited, vain, selfish and snide. I can be lustful, aroused, or opinionated, weary or harried, insecure, insulted, or calloused. Other vocal inflections include but not exclusive, are browbeating, wry, witty, flip, determined, patient, bright, and hopeful. Mysterious, evil, angry, vicious, and combative. I can be frightened, guarded, and exasperated.

For commercials or other voice overs, I can intelligently express the qualities of being naughty, sexy, spoiled, pushy, overbearing and either a know-it-all or clueless. Surly, sarcastic, surprised, and sick with a stuffy nose. Motherly, loopy, matter-of-fact, self-absorbed, and bureaucratic.

I can trill my "Rs" and express various brogues; can effectively slur as if impaired by alcohol and become breathy or breathless. Good at moaning, cooing, and whining either comically or persuasively.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Girl
• 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
• Songs
• 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 offer copywriting services
• I offer radio ad production services

My Home Base

, Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Crisp vowels and hard consonants for an intellectual persona.

Blithe and witty for a hint of effervescence and vulnerability

Caustic and sarcastic intonation for spice and spite.

Deep and full for a sensual or intimate sound.

My Voice Experience

I can neither confirm nor deny at this time that in a past life, I was a wage slave. I am multi-faceted, educated, maybe a little complicated, but usually amiable and easy-going person. I perform onstage, provide direction, and broadcast for OWL radio.

First, insight to me: my brain contains vast qualities of random information and I add to it constantly. I work with college students. I am a fourth generation U.S. citizen, whose mother tongue is English, and I grew up with Spanish as a subtracted culture. I lived in Deutschland for 10 years and meine Deutsch ist sere schlecht.

Second, I'm sharp as a whip and the next thing you’ll notice is that I’m way over thirty.

Which brings me to my third point, I have massive quantities of experience speaking onstage, off-stage, presentations, training sessions, conversations, rabble rousing and in poetry slams, but have never appeared before a judge in a court of law. I have a professional career and am neither a starving artist nor casting couch veteran.

I work well with others, am punctual, reliable and take constructive criticism and directions well, never personally.

You should work with me because I can deliver the goods in a good way.

My Training

Academic Background:

M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, 2003 – Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas.
B.S. Government and Politics, 1991 – University of Maryland, European Division, APO, New York.
A.A. General Arts Curriculum, 1989 – University of Maryland, European Division, APO, New York.

Certifications & Continuing Education:

Achieving the Dream Presentation Skills, 2006
San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas.

Leadership Skills for Supervisors and Managers, 2004
San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas.

Certified Corporate Trainer, 2004 -- Human Resource Development Institute
San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas.

Certified Continuing Education Instructor, 2002
San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas.

My Studio Equipment

Mic and laptop.
Voice recorder.
Studio Audio Files.

Additional Skills

2008: OWL radio broadcaster/reader.
"ARTS in San Antonio" radio show.

2008: Certified Voice Over training

2004-Present: Board Member/Director/Performer of the Renaissance Guild, San Antonio's premier Black Theatre Company

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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