Carolyn Durkalski


Voice Description

A little Zooey Deschanel, a lot of Scarlett Johansson, so much Rashida Jones, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, & always plenty of Demi Moore. ; )
My demo:

My latest, greatest VO work.

I'm a SAG-AFTRA, professional VO talent in LA
rep'd across the country.
I work exclusively on Voice123 on Non-Union and Union jobs.

For the past 20yrs, I've also worked as a Copywriter for ad agencies - freelancing around the world. So I know how to read copy & take direction well.

I have a home studio & can turn around jobs within an hour. I work quickly, which saves clients money & makes them happy. Most sessions are under 40 min ;)

Here's what my latest clients had to say:
"Carolyn was fantastic to work with. Great response time, fast work, and an amazing voiceover." -Jon C.

"Your voice sounds great & you did a great job! thanks, Max"

My uniquely textured voice is smoky, cool, raspy, sexy & spicy with an air of confidence that's trustworthy & approachable.

If you want a Senior Advertising Copywriter with years of experience writing & directing commercials behind the mic at your next session, call me! (917) 309-5923

Or email:

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Hi Carolyn, I love your voice! From listening to tons of demos, what especially stands out in a great way for our project is that your voice it's a bit wry, with a sense of humor, and warmth.
Thank you!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior 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
• 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

• 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 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

LA, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

West Coast
North American
I can do a Chicago accent - that's my hometown!

My Voice Experience

I've been working in advertising for 22 years as a copywriter and creative director.
So I have an understanding of ad copy and what the ad agency & client are looking
to convey about a product or service.

Having produced several radio spots and commercials throughout my career,
I also know my way around the recording studio.

I began studying voice over in 2000 in San Francisco and am now living in Venice Beach (LA).

Along with improv & acting training in LA,
I worked with Bill Holmes - The Voice Over Doctor in LA.
Bill produced my excellent demo!

Hi Carolyn, I love your voice! From listening to tons of demos, what especially stands out in a great way for our project is that your voice it's a bit wry, with a sense of humor, and warmth.
Thank you!

Carolyn was able to take direction well, and understood the style of read and pace we were going for immediately. A true professional. She was also very responsive, and quick with revisions. Highly recommend.

Fantastic to work with. Highly recommend. Thanks Carolyn!

Very easy to work with, excellent job, and very patient! Would definitely work with again.

Carolyn is the best! We use her all the time!
She is fast and professional. I would recommend working with her to anyone.

"Carolyn was fantastic to work with. Great response time, fast work, and an amazing voiceover."

Thank you for all of your hard work over the passed 3 seasons. It's been a pleasure working with you. I can't believe that we are gearing up to start on season 4 already.

Excellent as always! Great work and fast turn-around time.

We recorded the bulk of our job at a studio we had picked out,
and when we needed a couple of pickups,
Carolyn was able to record them at her home studio - quality was identical!

She has a great grasp of not only what we were looking for,
but also presented a few different options and takes
that helped us really hone in on the final outcome.
Thank you Carolyn!

My Training

Journalism and English degrees from The Univ of Kansas

Advertising Copywriter since 1991

Los Angeles, CA • Bill Holmes The Voice Over Doctor

Hollywood, CA • Bill Applebaum, Second City Alum, Improv for Commercials Training and Weekly Group Work

Hollywood, CA • Buddy Powell • Commercial Acting Class

San Francisco, CA • Taylor Korobow & Mary DeLorenzo Classes

My Studio Equipment

Have a great home recording studio up for sessions
along with access to 8+ professional recording studios in the Los Angeles area.

I can turn around jobs within an hour - which makes clients very happy!

Additional Skills

Professional, successful advertising copywriter for 20 years. I've lived around the world working for top ad agencies from Goodby, McCann and Razorfish in SF, CA, to Y&R and Tribal DDB in NYC, to Saatchi Sydney Australia.

I now live in Venice Beach, Los Angeles CA and do voice overs for national, local and international clients.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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