Arika Rapson

Sophisticated / Warm, pleasant / Professional

Voice Description

Smooth, professional, informed
Warm, soothing and pleasant
Fun, lively and energetic
Natural, conversational
Quirky, silly

TESTIMONIALS

"Wow! Well, your voice is amazing and I love how you well you can reflect emotion in your voice. Although I realized it from Spell Well, it was not quite the project where one can really see what you are capable of."
- Esther Van der Spek, app designer, Spektrum Software

“Arika has proven time and again to be an absolute pro when it comes to delivering the reads we want for our clients. We’ve had Arika in to voice spots on numerous occasions primarily because we love to hear our clients say, “Loved it, great job!”
– Scott Burns, Audio Production Manager-Destination Marketing


"world class pro.
on time.
smooth as butter.
good communication.
five stars."
- Tony Leccisi, Trout Lake Media

“I hired Arika to be a co-narrator for a book I was contracted to narrate. She handled the narration and editing with style. She was receptive to the process and both the author and I were quite pleased with the results. We subsequently went on to narrate 2 more titles together. Arika is one of my go-to talents for audiobook narration.”
– Jeffrey Kafer


"Arika, thanks for your help with the Carrera spot! You did a fantastic job and the ad turned out great!."
- Hans Skjersaa, Director, Flick Five Films

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
• 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

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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Washington, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Natural or real,
No accent
Friendly / conversational
Proper / professional
Dry / wry

Southern, New York, Italian, Spanish, Russian, child or teen, etc.

My Voice Experience

As an audio book narrator, I have performed a wide range of genres, from classics like The Art of War – which made Audible's Best Sellers List in January, 2011 – to contemporary thrillers, children's books, fantasy chick-lit, and even stranger-than-fiction true stories.

I have also done a variety of television and radio commercial voiceovers, apps,video games, educational videos and technical narrations, and I am the on-going voice for Amazon Kindle how-to videos.

I first began doing voiceover work as a graduate student in Music Composition back in 2000. In several of my own compositions, I would find interesting, contrasting voices to tell stories and narrate on all sorts of topics and would then weave and mix them together in unlikely combinations. I began using my own voice in some of these experimental pieces and then later performed for other composers doing similar electronic music projects.

My Training

BA from Lewis & Clark College, 1998
MA from SUNY Stony Brook, 2000

Member--APA

Present -- Coaching with Carrington MacDuffie

Spring 2011 -- Audio Publisher's Association Conference (APAC)in NYC (Narration Master Class with Paul Ruben & Robin Miles)

Fall 2010 -- The Billion Dollar Read with Pat Fraley

Summer 2010 -- Enrolled in Scott Burns' Voice Lab through Creative Talent Development.

Spring 2010 -- Completed Kit Harris' Advanced Voice-over Technique Class through Barbara Rey's Creative Talent Development in Seattle, Washington.

Spring 2010-2011-- Audiobook narrator for the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library

Voice Lessons - 9 years

Award-winning composer and recipient of multiple grants and scholarships as a vocalist and composer

2011-2013--Private coaching/directing from Carrington MacDuffie and Paul Ruben

My Studio Equipment

Sonar 7
USB Sound Card Cakewalk Roland UA 25 EX
Rode NT2-A condenser mic

Additional Skills

I have been a college and University instructor since 1998 and can communicate effectively as an educator / trainer for videos, websites, etc.

I lived in Southern Spain for two years and am fluent in Spanish.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Enhanced Reading Device

Documentary

Commercial Demo

Do You Flip

Fiction with Character Voices

Childrens Story

Comedic Scene