Fern Hanover

Educated, dialects, cartoon voices, character

Voice Description

Funny, humorous, character voices, dialects, accents, animal sounds, impressions, children's/baby voices, versatile, snobby, well-to-do, upper class, educated, pedantic, precise - for animation and cartoon voices.

Educated, articulate, precise, refined, well-spoken, educational, professional - for narration, audiobooks, and instructional presentations.

Articulate, educated, humorous, dialects, accents, character voices, impressions, upper class - for commercials.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• 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
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• 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
• 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 can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

American: Standard American English, General American English, Upper Class, Educated American, New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Jewish New York, Jewish American Princess, Italian New York, Mafioso, Southern American.

British English: Received Pronunciation (RP), Upper Class English, Queen's or King's English, BBC English, Cockney English (London lower class)

Foreign Accents: French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Romanian

Impersonations: Little Girl, Baby (crying), Mafioso, Mae West, Katherine Hepburn, Queen of England

Animal Sounds: Cat, Birds (crowing, clucking, cooing, quacking)

Impersonations and Characterizations: Baby crying, little girl, Mae West, Katherine Hepburn, Wicked Witch of the West, Italian Mafioso

My Voice Experience

I have taken several voice-over classes at: The School for Film & Television (with Barbara Gilbert and Drew Birns), Voiceover Academy (with G. Keith Alexander), and most recently I took private lessons with Aria McKenna (New York Voiceover Success Program) and recorded my character demo under her guidance, which showcases my talents for possible animation projects.

In this demo I do my various accents and character impressions, such as Mae West, Katherine Hepburn, Received Pronunciation English (the Queen's English), London Cockney English, New York Jewish, Mafioso mobsters, Southern Belle, French, Spanish (a Charo impression), a typical accent from the South of India, Russian, a little girl, a baby crying, and I even put in a bit of my own voice as an exasperated mother.

I have appeared on cable TV many times singing and speaking, and also wrote many of my texts.

My Training

I'm a classically trained singer (soprano). I've performed on cable TV many times. I've taken several voiceover classes with: Aria McKenna (NY Voiceover Success Program), G. Keith Alexander (Voiceover Academy), The School for Film and Television.

I'm a licensed speech-language pathologist, see my web site: hanoverspeech. My specialties are in accent modification and voice therapy/vocal training. I have had trained many students in the sound system of Standard American English, as well as some other accents for acting roles. I have also taught English as a Second Language in colleges and in Paris, France.

Academic background from Teachers College, Columbia University:
M.A. Communication, M.Ed. Applied Linguistics, M.S. Speech-Language Pathology
B.A.from Barnard College, Columbia University - Linguistics major

I speak French and Spanish with conversational fluency, and some Italian. I've studied a little Hebrew, too.

My Studio Equipment

Snowball USB mic, AudioVox sound absorption filter, pop filter, mic stand

Additional Skills

I teach foreign and regional accent modification and voice technique/voice therapy. I speak French, Spanish, and some Italian.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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