Heather Lent

natural, wry, character oriented, dynamic

Voice Description

My voice is dynamic, and I can change the delivery style, tone, pitch, and pacing depending on the project.

I spent 12 years working for a radio station, so I am familiar with retail styles of reading, commercial styles, and public service style reads.

I have also been a stage and film actor for several years, so I have the ability to characterize roles and make them relatable to your audience.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• 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
• 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 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 upload the audio files via FTP

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

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

My Home Base

, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I love playing unique characters and am able to play with several different accents, dialects, and an infinite amount of characterizations.

Accents I can do include no accent, Southern accents including: texan, deep south, virginia. I can also handle a variety of east-coast accents from Maine, New Jersey, New York, and Boston. I am also a california girl, so the west coast manner of speaking is very familiar.

The generation XYZ lilt is one that I can also do well.

My Voice Experience

As a mother of two children, reading aloud is a big part of my life. I read daily to my son and daughter, but I do it in a way that will hold their attention and keep them engaged in the story.

I do this with my voice, voice characterization choices, accents, voice driven sound effects and noises.

From bold and brave to silly and stupid, I've voiced characters like Dora the Explorer and Darth Vader -- all in one night without blinking an eye.

The Harry Potter series and other young adult chapter books have been the most fun to read to them, and a challenge to keep the characterizations consistent from day to day. If I get Hermione's pacing wrong... my kids let me know. And they are pretty brutal.

I also was the go-to natural female voice for several Texas radio stations. Because the southern accent can be so abused here, my ability to read w/out accent, use different pitches, pacing, and tones was utilized often.

My Training

I've spent the last year studying with Radioworks' Jim Conlan on commercial voice over, voice acting, retail voice over, and corporate voice over.

In 2011, I attended IMTA Los Angeles and was ranked in the top ten in my age group for acting. I studied film/tv casting processes, worked with a variety of Los Angeles coaches and agents on auditioning and industry business workshops.

I have also worked in the advertising field since 1996, as a graphic designer, copywriter, casting director, and managing editor.

My Studio Equipment

I am in the process of setting up a home studio, but have same-day access to recording studio and equipment at the local radio station where I used to work.

I currently use Adobe Audition, and will be purchasing a dynamic mic to use at home.

Additional Skills

I'm the President Elect of my local chapter of the Junior League, a women's volunteer organization, so I am comfortable with public reporting and speaking to a group in person.

I currently work for a large university in a research center, so the higher education PhD lingo is very familiar, as is anything to do with special education, psychology, and media/PR.

My husband is in law enforcement, so the language of first responders, investigators, and the following legalese is familiar to me.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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