Beth Chaplin

Credible, warm, conversational, confident, voice of authority. Sound Investment. Clear Reception Guaranteed.

Voice Description

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With 20+ years of voice-over expertise, my roster of satisfied clients speaks for itself. My goal is to infuse your message with the clarity and importance it deserves.

My voice and style have been described as:
Warm, Confident, Approachable, Articulate, Clear, Calming, Believable, Connected, Professional, Trustworthy, Inspiring, Down to Earth, Friendly, Genuine, Likeable, Soothing, Polished.

I started in stage and camera acting -- and quickly gravitated to the art and craft of voice-over. I’ve voiced hundreds of radio and TV commercials and well over a thousand industrial and corporate training programs. My stage and camera experience gives me a wealth knowledge to bring life to your words.

I have voiced all kinds of copy: commercials, corporate narration, medical narration, documentaries, e-learning programs, audiobooks, phone systems, B2B marketing, etc.

I have a knack for technical reads and can make even the most complicated copy sound clear and conversational. My ability to interpret, adapt and translate any direction into an immediate result keeps my clients coming back for more.

Frank Durrett, audio engineer at BI Worldwide, put it this way:
“I have nightmares about some other talent reading this stuff. Beth’s a machine.”

You’ve invested time and money in crafting your message. Rest assured your words will be voiced by an experienced pro with clarity, accuracy, personality and attention to detail.

Experienced, credible, authoritative and knowledgeable for medical narration.
Warm, grounded, casual and conversational for commercials.
Honest and engaging for e-learning applications.
Entertaining, bright, trained actor for audiobook narration.
Smooth, professional and polished for corporate narration.
Comforting, gentle and reassuring for medical patient education narration.
Versatile and experienced for any project.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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

• English - USA and Canada
• 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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• 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

My Home Base

Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I have a Bachelor's Degree in French, and have studied Spanish, plus a little Italian.
My training in music and languages gives me an excellent ear for dialects. I can easily sprinkle in authentic sounding Spanish, Italian or French into your copy.

My Voice Experience

Satisfied clients include:
Mayo Clinic
Boston Scientific
Blue Cross
United Health Group
C.H. Robinson Worldwide
Patterson Dental
General Mills
National Camera
Lifetime Fitness
Optum Health
Grande Cheese
Miracle Ear
Rainbow Play Systems
Several regional hospital systems
...and many more.

Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God (Fortress Press, coming September, 2017.
Read Naturally (children's reading program)
Capstone Press (multiple titles)
Fish! Tales: Real-Life Stories to Help You Transform Your Workplace and Your Life

My Training

B.A. Speech Theater Education, St. Olaf College
Jane Brody, Chicago
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
Brave New Workshop Improv, Minneapolis
Cheryl Moore Brinkley, Minneapolis
Linda Bracilano, Chicago
Marice Tobias, Chicago / Dallas / NewYork
...many more.

My Studio Equipment

Microphones: Neumann TLM103, Studio Projects C1.
Pre-amp / interface: Apollo Twin, MicPort Pro.
Quiet, custom-built, dedicated audio booth.
Easy access to ISDN.
File delivery via Dropbox, WeTransfer, upload to your FTP, e-mail or snail mail.

Additional Skills

As a former Speech / English teacher and published author, I’m available for script revision assistance. Do you need your copy to be more conversational? I can help. Contact me for details and rates.

I’ve coached dozens of local (Twin Cities) actors in the business of acting, ear prompting, acting for the camera and voice-over.

I also wrote the book on voice acting and the business of acting in the Twin Cities. Literally. The Acting Biz: A Career Guide to the Twin Cities. Winner of the Midwest Independent Publisher’s Association award for best book in the Business category.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Medical Patient Education Narration Demo

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