Maxine Dunn

British, sincere, intelligent, professional

Voice Description

Native British female voice-over talent
Articulate, educated, sincere, trustworthy
Vibrant, warm, energetic, distinctive, sexy
North American female voice-over talent.

British female voice-over talent who also happens to do a standard American accent without a trace of Brit.

“MAXINE DUNN TAKES THE STUFFINESS OUT OF AN AUTHENTIC BRITISH READ, AND DELIVERS A PERFECT AMERICAN READ TO BOOT! TALK ABOUT HANDY FOR CASTING PEOPLE, AGENTS, AND PRODUCERS!"

PATRICK FRALEY
VOICE-OVER TEACHER AND TALENT

Maxine provides voice-over services for video production companies, advertising agencies, television and radio stations, recording studios, non-profit organizations, independent businesses, multi-national corporations, and individual clients.

"FOR A HIGH-PROFILE PROJECT FOR CBS NETWORK, I NEEDED A VOICE-OVER ARTIST WHO COULD ELEVATE THE PROJECT TO THE NEXT LEVEL. I KNEW I COULD RELY ON MAXINE TO DELIVER. AND DELIVER SHE DID. THE CLIENT WAS EXTREMELY IMPRESSED WITH THE PROJECT, BUT EVEN MORE IMPRESSED WITH THE VOICE-OVER. MAXINE IS A TRUE PROFESSIONAL WHO WILL CONTINUE TO 'WOW' YOU EVERY TIME WITH EXCEPTIONAL READS AND SPEEDY TURN-AROUND TIME."

KEN MICHAUD
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - BOZEKEN

Maxine's distinctive and pleasing voice-print has a wide range – personal, conversational and engaging, warm and soothing, energetic and playful, articulate and intelligent, cheerful and inspiring, are just a few ways to describe her versatility. Another advantage of working with Maxine is her ability to work with either a British or American accent. She is a native of England but can deliver a spot on American read without a trace of Brit giving you more flexibility, without having to book more than one talent.

"MAXINE BRINGS A SPECIAL VERSATILITY. I'VE DONE TALKRADIO IMAGING WITH HER. HAD HER VOICE NPR PROJECTS. MADE HER GO SPUNKY AND HARD-SELL FOR MARKETING PROMOS. ENCOURAGED HER TO READ FOR A MODERN ROCK STATION. SHE ALWAYS NAILED IT.

PROFESSIONAL. EASY TO DIRECT. FUN TO WORK WITH. AND FOR ME, SHE HAS A CREATIVELY WELL-ROUNDED WAY ABOUT HER. I DRAW IMAGES AND TELL STORIES. AND SHE GETS IT. SHE'LL "GO THERE" WITH A SCRIPT. CAN'T JUST HAVE THE VOICE...MUST BRING A BRAIN THAT'S "WIRED" A CERTAIN WAY, TOO, YA KNOW. MAXINE FITS."

MARTY CESARIO, KKFN-AM/DENVER
INGRUM SPORTS PRODUCTION NETWORK - CET SPORTS

Examples of Maxine's voice-over projects include documentaries and long-form narrations, training and business presentations, corporate communications, DVD and video narration, television and radio commercials, corporate or small business voice-mail systems and phone prompts, radio imaging, content for web sites and promotion, voice-overs for e-learning and online universities, and medical and instructional video narration.

“WORKING WITH MAX WAS AN UNCOMMON DELIGHT! AFTER WORKING ON OVER TWENTY FILMS, I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT HER TALENT AND VERSATILITY ARE TOP NOTCH IN THE INDUSTRY. HER SENSITIVE AND POWERFUL NARRATION GAVE OUR FILM THE FINAL POLISH IT NEEDED TO IMPACT AUDIENCES. IF YOU WANT TOP RESULTS, WORK WITH TOP PROFESSIONALS.

MAX IS IT."

BRAD MCLAIN
SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE

Maxine performs with equal proficiency with the ear prompter and teleprompter and is warm and engaging on-camera, as well as being highly professional and fun to work with whether in the studio on green screen or on location.

Specialties:

Maxine Dunn has hands-on creative knowledge of the advertising, documentary, and corporate communications industries and extensive experience in creating messages that fulfill her client's needs. Whether voicing a passionate documentary exploration of the universe for NASA, a highly technical instructional video for surgeons, or a warm, real-person read for a new health spa, she knows how to interpret your copy in exactly the way you intend.

Experience and intuition are KEY when choosing a voice for your important project. Maxine Dunn delivers.

"MAXINE IS MY FIRST CHOICE WHENEVER I NEED A FEMALE VOICE TALENT. I CAN COUNT ON A WARM, CARING, POLISHED DELIVERY EVERY TIME.

I HAVE LOTS OF CHOICES WHENEVER I NEED VOICE-OVER OR ON-CAMERA SPOKESPERSON TALENT. MAXINE IS ALWAYS AT THE TOP OF MY LIST.

SHE HAS MUCH MORE THAN THE RIGHT VOICE. SHE'S VERSATILE, CAN DELIVER NUANCE, AND CLEARLY UNDERSTANDS HOW TO MEET A VARIETY OF CLIENT NEEDS. MAXINE IS A REAL PRO."

ART LUEBKE
VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
KAISER PERMANENTE


Vocal qualities: Trustworthy, articulate, and intelligent for corporate narrations, crisp and informational for voice-mail systems, cheerful and inspiring, warm and soothing, or sultry and sexy for commercials. She can morph from smooth and informational to spontaneous and off-the-cuff, deliver that charming, romantic sound, or a spot-on, highly technical/medical read.


BELOW ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF WHAT HER CLIENTS THINK. Scroll down past testimonials to the bottom of the page to see home studio information.

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“I first worked with Maxine Dunn in April of 2008 and I must say she is simply the best! After working with difficult voice over talent in the past I was pleasantly surprised at the terrific experience I had working with Maxine. She not only made the process easy but went above and beyond my expectations to ensure my client was satisfied with his television commercial. She is incredibly talented with a terrific range, is an excellent communicator, she's willing and able to work with demanding clients and on top of it all she has such a beautiful voice! I would highly recommend anyone that has a voiceover need to contact Maxine, they will not be disappointed."

John Harris
Owner/Producer
Horsepower Productions


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“I'm your basic no-budget, in-house producer so it's a rare treat for me to have a chance to hire a voice pro, and I must say that Maxine Dunn was a wonder. She took my video from zero to sixty in no time flat. The program was well received and many commented on how good the narration was.

Maxine was really great to work with, quickly providing a couple of sample readings to spec, and then turning the entire script around very quickly. I asked for a couple of line revisions for pronunciation reasons, and those came back the same day.

If I'm ever lucky enough to again have the budget for v/o I can tell you that Maxine is the first person I'll call. You should do the same.”

Ron Braxley
Digital Media Producer
UGA College of Education


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"For a high-profile project for CBS Network, I needed a voice over artist who could elevate the project to the next level. I knew I could rely on Maxine Dunn to deliver. And deliver she did. The client was extremely impressed with the project, but even more impressed with the voice-over.

Maxine is a true professional who will continue to 'wow' you every time with exceptional reads and speedy turn around time."

Ken Michaud
Executive Producer
Bozeken

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“Working with Max was an uncommon delight! After working on over twenty films, I can honestly say that her talent and versatility are top notch in the industry. Her sensitive and powerful narration gave our film the final polish it needed to impact audiences. If you want top results, work with top professionals.

Max is it.”

Brad McClain
SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE

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"Maxine Dunn brings a special versatility. I've done TalkRadio imaging with her. Had her voice NPR projects. Made her go spunky and hard-sell for marketing promos. Encouraged her to read for a modern rock station. She always nailed it.

Professional. Easy to direct. Fun to work with. And for me, she has a creatively well-rounded way about her. I draw images and tell stories. And she gets it. She'll "go there" with a script. Can't just have the voice... must bring a brain that's "wired" a certain way, too, ya know. Maxine fits."

Marty Cesario, KKFN-AM/Denver,
Ingrum Sports Production Network,
CET Sports

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“Connective, friendly and unique are all words that I would use to describe Maxine Dunn's voice and delivery. Our radio station was looking for a different sound for our station voice and we were fortunate to come across Maxine and we haven't looked back since. Maxine is an absolute pleasure.”

Malachi Crane
General Manager, SAU Radio HOMEFM

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"Because of Maxine's talent and professionalism, projects come together smoothly and easily, with fantastic results."

Scott Mahlmeister
Interactive Graphic Design
Monigle Associates

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“In business you quickly realize what an important role your image plays. Image is quite often tantamount to a company's success and must give the right impact to your customers. That is the very reason I contacted Maxine Dunn. Maxine Dunn is a professional voice artist that was able to change my mundane phone system greetings into a warm, professional and upbeat first impression for my customers. She has done an incredible job and I would recommend her without reservation.”

Scott Anderson
President and CEO
Union Diamond

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"Maxine Dunn is the voice behind our on-demand PowerPoint library system, '' and has really brought our online solution to life. Her professional and enthusiastic delivery electrifies any product and we have always been impressed with her ability to suggest valuable improvements to a script.

Nothing is too much trouble for Maxine - a true professional and always a joy to work with. We can thoroughly recommend her."

Stephen Brabbins
CEO
Digital Image Ltd. UK

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"Maxine Dunn is a consummate professional and working with her is always a pleasure. This year I entrusted two European launch programs, one of which had a very touchy message, to Maxine and the results were major successes. Her warmth and expressiveness really made these shows even better than they're written."

Rick Hanley
Director of Production
Pixel Light Digital Media


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"Maxine,

I had the privilege of viewing what you did in our studio today and I had to say, what another fantastic job. It is always such a treat to see your work, you are wonderful.

Looking forward to working with you in the near future.

Thank you for all your hard work."

Paul Romero - Video Engineer - Video Editor
Kaiser Permanente Video Communications Dept.

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"When Maxine Dunn speaks, jaws drop. A native Brit, she can put her amazing talent to work for you in TWO flawless dialects: US English and British English. I have had the great pleasure of directing her on several occasions. She is truly the consummate professional."

Susan Berkley
The Great Voice Company


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“Maxine Dunn is a superb voice artist. I have hired her many, many times from my studio in New York. My clients love her, and continually ask for her voice. She conveys an incredible warmth, positivity, and sincerity with her voice that works perfectly for a wide range of jobs and styles. She is also extremely 'directable', and will always make subtle adjustments to a read to get you just what you want. And if that isn’t enough, she's always incredibly prepared, professional, and pleasant to work with! A true gem--one of the best.”

Joe Mendelson
President
Gramercy Post, NYC

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"As a producer/engineer, I thank my lucky stars for voice talent like Maxine... always prepared, always cheerful, always able to take direction or give a read her own spin... always nothing short of professional. And charming. And classy. She will give your business a great sound and a unique image. Maxine is one of the joys of working in the recording business."

Keith Hughes
Producer/engineer
Critical Mass Media Productions

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“Maxine Dunn takes the stuffiness out of an authentic British read, AND delivers a perfect American read to boot. Talk about handy for casting people, agents and producers!”

Patrick Fraley
Voice Over Teacher and Talent

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"Maxine Dunn is an absolute pleasure to work with. Great voice and highly professional. Will use her again and again."

Brandon Hawthorne
Hawthorne, LLC (ad agency)

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"She is a wonderful talent to work with, as well as a delightful person to be around. That in itself is high level recommendation because personality and professionalism in the studio are often as important as raw talent. And speaking of raw talent, Maxine has really delivered a nice pallet of sounds for me and my clients. We have had her as a tough correspondent, and a creamy sounding, relaxing invitation.

Her value shines when it comes to the range of dialects she possesses, which sound very authentic. She is equally at home with documentary styles and with lightly dramatic voice-overs. I would recommend her, (and have), to anyone looking for a slightly different sound from the normal female voice talent. Maxine Dunn is high on my list!"

Paul Vastola
Veteran engineer and producer
Rocky Mountain Recorders

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"Maxine Dunn is my first choice whenever I need a female voice talent. I can count on a warm, caring, polished delivery every time.

I have lots of choices whenever I need voice-over or on-camera spokesperson talent. Maxine is always at the top of my list.

She has much more than the right voice. She’s versatile, can deliver nuance, and clearly understands how to meet a variety of client needs. Maxine is a real pro."

Art Luebke
Video Communications Manager
Kaiser Permanente

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"I have worked with Maxine on many different projects over the last 10 years and am always impressed with the professionalism that she brings to the table. Whether it’s on-camera work or voice-over, she always delivers and takes direction easily.

I have used her with an American accent as well as her native British accent, and both work very well, but the thing I like best is how relaxed she is and how fun she is to work with. I have and will continue to recommend Maxine Dunn for a variety of project needs."

Kevin Capra
Executive producer
Moxie Media Group

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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 - British
• English - Other

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
• 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 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

, Colorado, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Native British, Maxine Dunn has a very wide range starting from all-business, educated, informational, authoritative and mature, real person, mom, next-door-neighbor, and going all the way to hip, fun, and modern. Listen to her British demo and you'll see! Maxine will bring your message across with a very distinctive sound that will make it stand out.

North American, without a single trace of Brit. Again, listen to her American demos and you'll hear for yourself.

Totally and utterly British, or perfectly American. Maxine does them both!

My Voice Experience

Extensive experience in corporate communications, narrations, documentary and long-form reads, e-learning programs. Expert medical and technical narrator as well as natural, "story-telling" reads.

Commercials for television, radio, internet. On hold messaging, voice-mail systems, voice-mail greetings.

Some of Maxine Dunn's wonderful clients are: American Express, Mercedes Benz, AT&T, Walt Disney Company, Johnson & Johnson, Warren Miller Films, Space Science Institute, NASA, Western Union, Celebrity Cruiselines, Ryland Homes, Lockheed Martin, Teledyne, Hunter Douglas, GMAC, CW2 Television, Dish Network, International Channel, Denver Advertising Federation, Winter Park Ski Resort, Xerox, Intecon Coilition Data Support, Fiske Planetarium-C.U., Denver Zoo, Banner Health, Kaiser Permanente, Intellinex, Leap Pad children's learning tools, In-Joy Birthing Videos... and more...



My Training

Improvisational acting
Stage acting
Voice over acting
Public speaking
Commercial acting
Dance, musical theater, drama.

My Studio Equipment

Home Studio:

Maxine Dunn supplies a 24-48 hour-turnaround and can deliver the sound files in any format that you wish: WAV, AIFF, MP3, etc.

Equipment:

Professional Whisperroom vocal booth
Sound Forge 9.0 recording software / PC
Neumann TLM-103 microphone

Additional Skills

Positive, imaginative, and fun to work with!
Highly directable.
Flexible and creative
Extensive world travel & multicultural experience

Highly proficient - teleprompter
Highly proficient - Ear prompter

Personal interests include:

Writing & publishing my weekly newsletter, "The Creative Business Advisor" for creative entrepreneurs.
Copyediting and proofreading
Yoga and meditation
Gardening and landscaping
Dance - ballet, NIA, jazz, modern, tap
Outdoor enthusiast
Weight lifting
Horseback riding
Motorcycle riding
Golf
Winter sports

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• 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

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Contact Information

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• Maxine Dunn was last active on Voice123 90 days ago

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Demos
British and American VO Montage demo

British Commercial Demo

British Narration-Documentary

American Commercials

American Narration-Documentary

Corporate Narration-eLearning

British voice-mail greeting with music

British (high-end) on-hold messaging sample