Ray Edwards

Neutral, Polished Professional, Warm Enthusiasm

Voice Description

Warm and deep for documentary narration; smooth and professional for commercials, presentations, announcements. Articulate and intelligent yet lively. Intimate and dramatic yet light and fun--suave or sexy. Able to make complex copy sound accessable and understandable to a broad spectrum of listeners.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male

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

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

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 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

, Maine, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

From a midwest neutral regionalism, to down east New Englander, to good old southern boy, to west coast smooth talker. I do a wicked good indian (dots not feathers) accent, and a plausible straightforward British Accent. All the above are male voices, however my falcetto voice tends mostly toward the Monty Pythonesque. My American falcetto has a spectrum between mousy maid and haughty debutante. I like to experiment with silly vocalizations, so animation characters are a definate possiblilty.

My Voice Experience

In college I sarted out as a disc jockey on the campus radio station, but my vocal abilities and skills soon broadened to toward polished news reporting, narration, and classical music announcing. My professional on air experience began with commercial radio (as an announcer and occasional voice talent for commercials and public service announcements) and television (though I was a producer/director/writer/video editor, I became an occasional voice over talent as well). Later on in my career I progressed to public radio and television programming, including morning news anchor, interviewer, classical music host with the former, and documentary narration, continuity and promotion voice talent for the latter. I have used my voice in public speaking as well--broadening my vocal range, and refining my skills with a microphone in front of a live audience. I'm a risk taker when it comes to using my voice, and I am able and willing to seek new ways for using my voice.

My Training

Education includes a BA in Broadcast Communications and a Master of Divinity degree. Over the years, as a professional broadcaster, I have been steeped in radio and television production--my knowledge base also includes public speaking as well as on-air performance. I became a media production specialist, and have created, and vocally performed in, many industrial and educational programs as well. I have extensive digital editing experience in both audio and video. I have written scripts and produced programs.

Relatively early in my career I directed an Emmy Award winning documentary, and did much of the research regarding the selection and editing of musical elements incorporated in that award winnning program. I directed the narration (there were two narrators I had to guide) which proved to be a key element in raising the overall production value incorporated into that documentary. I have developed a keen ear for how a human voice can best be used in virtually any form of communication.

My Studio Equipment

I own, and am skilled in using a non-linear digital editor for audio and video. I have a small studio in my home, with a broadcast quality audio mixer, broadcast quality microphone(s), and the ability to convert digital audio recordings into various audio file types. I am able to transfer audio files (depending on their size) either via email or through the website YouSendIt.com. I can also produce CD and DVD formatted programs.

Additional Skills

Thanks to my years in video production, I am able to produce professional quality graphics, that both complement and brand any media recordings I produce (cd, DVD, cassette, etc.)

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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