Character voices, (Lily Tomlin, Gilda Radner, etc); elf, witch, carton characters); foreign accents-British (including Cockney), Eastern Indian, Irish, German; American dialects (Southern drawl, New York); children's voices, and imitations are my first loves. I'm equally at ease doing commercial/industrial work, and I'm extremely comfortable sounding smooth, convincing, warm, and sincere. I'm versatile, and feel very much at home whether doing characters or narrations, especially when reading to children. I do speak some Spanish, and I'm comfortable reading it.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Movie and game trailers
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
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
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
My Home Base
, Pennsylvania, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
British (including Cockney), Eastern Indian, Irish, German; American dialects: Yiddish/Hebrew, Southern drawl, New York.
My Voice Experience
Narratives: PA Commonwealth Libraries Trustee Training Videos
Narration: Introductory video for City Hall, Phila., PA
Ongoing-60 second ad spots-Yellowpages
Character-Southern belle-Paper Mill Playhouse radio spot
Character-"Elf"-N.J. Lottery Radio Spot
Character-"Prospector Woman"-N.J. Lottery Radio Spot
Character-"Roseanne Rosannadanna"-Flanagan's Restaurant Radio Spot
Voicemail greeting and prompts-Visiting Angels Senior and Elder Care.
Voicemail greeting and prompts-Keswick Theatre
Voicemail greeting and prompts-Astra-Zeneca Hope Lodge
Voicemail greeting and prompts-Barrandon&Hollinger Real Estate
Voicemail greeting and prompts-The Parrot Group-Transcription Service
Television Infomercial-"60's Classic Collection"
Documentary-Travel Channel-Mutter Museum
Guide-Philadelphia Open House Tours
M.Ed.-Early Childhood Education
M.A. Speech Pathology and Audiology
B.S.-Speech Pathology and Audiology
Voice-Over Class-Mike Lemon Casting
Acting for the Camera Level 2-Walnut Street Theater School
Improvisation for Voice-Rich Orlow
Advanced Voice-Over Class-Joanne Joella
Private Coaching-Joanne Joella
35+ years-Speech Therapist-School District of Philadephia
My Studio Equipment
Mic, speakers, headphones,pre-amp.
As a Speech Therapist, I've had a comprehensive background in speech/language/voice. I'm very articulate, and my background and love of voices has served me well when approaching any voice-over project. I'm able to take direction. I would love to read children's books on tape, and use this skill whenever I get the chance!! I'm the president of the Board of Directors of my library system, serve on several other volunteer boards, and enjoy music, dance, theater, and antiques.
Payment Methods Accepted
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