Paul Strikwerda

The Ultimate European Voice

Voice Description

Neutral English. Native Dutch. Global Appeal. The #1 Dutch voice in North America.

Find me at www.nethervoice.com, email me directly at paul@nethervoice.com or call me at (001) 732-322-5292.

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CLIENTS and CREDENTIALS

Satisfied customers are my best credentials, and I will go out of my way to make you one of them.

Join my list of corporate clients which includes UPS, BASF, Harley-Davidson, Sharp, Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, Air France, DuPont. Merrill Lynch, Panasonic, Philips and many more.

I have recorded e-Learning programs for Coca-Cola, Royal Dutch Shell and Siemens; commercials for Albert Heijn, Streetsurfing and Travian Games; videos for The Wharton school, Turtle Wax, Maastricht University, and the United Nations, and medical narrations for Pfizer, Novartis and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

DUTCH and NEUTRAL ENGLISH

As a native of The Netherlands, my Dutch is 100% accent-free, even though I now live and work near New York. The fact that I'm on the East Coast makes me especially accessible to North-American clients looking for hassle-free communication and a quick turnaround time (12-24 hours).

Being bilingual, my most in-demand accent is Neutral or European English. In a global economy, producers I work with will often steer away from a typical British or American voice in order to appeal to a much broader multi-national audience. That's where I come in!

My Northern-European accent is easy to understand and is perceived as rather neutral, giving products and services a more international sound. This can dramatically increase conversion.

ACCENTS and OTHER LANGUAGES

Clients often choose me for multi-lingual projects such as documentaries, audio tours and spoken books that contain names, words and phrases in other languages. I recently completed a series of guided tours of the Provence and Italy's Piedmonte region, as well as a documentary about the Asian country of Laos.

Whether your script contains Italian, French, Russian, Rumanian, Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Portuguese or any other languages, my pronunciation will automatically add authenticity to your project only an experienced professional is able to give you.

BROADCAST QUALITY AUDIO

The voice-over market is overflowing with amateurs and wannabees without proper equipment or training. Quite often, I get requests to re-record a script that was voiced by a (cheaper) newbie that contains hiss, hum, crackles, mouth noise, and even the neighbor's dog.

All my audio is recorded and edited in a dedicated, soundproof studio with first-class equipment, in the format of your choosing. It's crisp, it's clear, and it is ready-to-use. No hand-holding necessary, saving you time and money.

Any text can be interpreted and read in many ways. If you wish, you can direct me via Skype or speakerphone. That way, you can make sure I deliver your script the way you need it to be.

Let's work together soon!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• Dutch
• English - British
• English - Other

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)
• Cartoon/Animation

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 offer translation services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer voice direction services

My Home Base

Easton, Pennsylvania, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Dutch, Flemish, German, French, Italian, Eastern-European, British, Hebrew.

My Voice Experience

25+ years of experience as a Dutch voiceover, voix off neerlandais, locutor holandés, Holländischer Profisprecher, Locução Holandês and native Dutch speaker.

My list of corporate clients includes UPS, BASF, Harley-Davidson, Sharp, Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, Air France, DuPont. Merrill Lynch, Panasonic, Philips and many more.

I have recorded e-Learning programs for Coca-Cola, Royal Dutch Shell and Siemens; commercials for Albert Heijn, Streetsurfing and Travian Games; videos for The Wharton school, Turtle Wax, Maastricht University and the United Nations, and medical narrations for Pfizer, Novartis and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

My Training

- Dutch Media Academy
- Radio Netherlands International
- BBC
- University of Utrecht (Netherlands)
- University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

My Studio Equipment

Microphone: Microtech Gefell M930 Ts
Preamplifier: Audient iD22
Hardware: Mac Mini
Software: Twisted Wave

Dedicated, soundproof recording studio with guaranteed clear audio, free from hiss, hum, annoying mouth noises and the neighbor's dog.

Additional Skills

* Quick turnaround time (12-24 hours). Rush delivery available.
* Editing services, providing you with clean, ready-to-use audio files




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Demos
Neutral English

English Commercial

English Corporate Narration

Dutch commercials

Dutch Narration

Web tutorial

Medical narration

English Audio Books

English with Dutch accent

David Attenborough

Dutch Characters

German