Tonia Blake

Conversational, Intelligent, Warm, Mom, Confident

Voice Description

Corporate and long-form narration. Commercial. Medical and science narration. From flat Sigourney style to warm, friendly, enthusiastic mom. Smooth and professional. Engaging educator/expert. Storyteller.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• 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
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Adult content

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 have Phone Patch 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Maine, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

See voice description.

My Voice Experience

My training has focused on narration, audiobook, commercial--and self-direction. My professional home studio, careful ear, and attention to detail allow me to record, edit, and send professional recordings that are engineer and production friendly.

My Training

Trained in commercial and narration VO (eLearning, corporate, training, telephony, documentary, medical/pharmaceutical) with Edge Studio, including private coaching with Kristen Price, Randye Kaye, Kristin Thorne, Debra Munro, and David Guzzone.

Private audiobook coaching with Robin Miles, Carol Monda, and Stephen F. McLaughlin.

I have a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Strong writing skills.

My Studio Equipment

DAW: Presonus Studio One
Shure KSM32 microphone
Scarlett 2i2 interface
Focusrite ISA One preamp
"Phone patch" via Skype (including playback)
Access to ISDN studio.

Additional Skills

I have degrees in science and veterinary medicine. Do you have a script or non-fiction book filled with tough concepts and jargon? Great! I love making tough concepts accessible--to find the story in them--for listeners. When one "finds the story" there's no need for a robotic or "cocktail" voice.

I have strong writing skills and understand plotting, character development, and subtext in fiction as well.

Though not a marketer or advertiser, but I do offer basic copywriting and editing at reasonable rates. Some clients are short on time or appreciate help in editing or creating conversational-sounding scripts. Consider me for help with messages on hold, explainer/training/educational videos, and audio tours.

Additionally, I have some areas of particular interest that help to color and inform my performances in these topics more effectively:
* My love for children and being a mom.
* Storytelling
* Animals
* Teaching
* Science, technology, nature, and medicine
* GIS
* Management Consulting
* Self-help
* Gardening
* Gourmet cooking
* Yoga

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Demos
Narration

Football Documentary

Vet Med in Maine

Medela Baby Bottle

Alcohol Server Training

Self-guided tour

Medical Narration