Cynthia LaFata

clear, friendly, American English no accent

Voice Description

My voice has good range. I can deliver a young, fresh friendly sound. Warm & soothing. Clear, concise & professional. I can deliver a range of performances.

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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Podcasts

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

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

My Home Base

, Italy

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I speak American English, free of regional accents. I can deliver a Southern accent easily when needed.

My Voice Experience

I am American, living abroad in Italy. For 5 years I have worked as a ''madre lingua'' teacher, a mother tongue speaker of English in a local high school. This job demands a clear, concise accent-less form of English, so that students may have a pure English speaking experience. I love regional accents and I love listening to people speak in their own dialects, but for beginning English students an accent is confusing. I have trained myself to speak sans accent. For the last year, I have co-hosted an English language podcast called ''my American friend''. The podcast has been quite successful to date with a total of nearly 55,000 downloads on every continent. The podcast is consistently in the top 5 of language podcasts available on Podomatic.com. The ''my American friend'' podcast is available on itunes, podomatic.com, twitter, facebook, www.martainnocenti.com and now Youtube. We now have 26 episodes on a range of topics for download and I hope you will take the time to enjoy one or two. Thank you for your time.

My Training

I am a high school graduate with a year of community college under my belt. Prior to the success of my English Podcast, ''my American friend'' I had no experience in voice over recording. Many years ago, I learned the importance of a calm, soothing voice when I worked as a Patient Relations Representative in a North Carolina state hospital. The institution is only as good as the last experience that patient has had. Many patients are scared, nervous, irritable or without hope. A calm, assured voice is essential in everything. As a teenager, I worked as a manicurist to make a living after high school. This was back in the day when clients confided everything in ''their girls'' and a manicurist substituted for a trip to the psychiatrist. This job taught me, at a very young age, to be intuitive and the importance of being a good listener. Since that first day on the job I have never stopped listening.

My Studio Equipment

Advanced amateur level audio equipment including acoustically treated room, professional condenser microphone, studio nearfield monitors, audio interface. Audio sample libraries and sounds. Audio editing and sequencing software (Cubase, Wavelab). A variety of VST effects and VST instruments. Midi keyboard and a variety of other musical instruments.

Additional Skills

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Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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