Fiona Hughes

British, sincere, warm, clear, classy, engaging

Voice Description

For documentary narration or e-learning: clear diction, articulate and authoritative, BBC professional, smooth, classy, approachable, warm, deep, convincing.

For podcasts, Webinars, voice-mail systems and audio tours: engaging, warm and soothing, clear, reassuring and sincere.

For commercials: caring, friendly, classy, smooth. Upbeat and playful – or sexy, strong, emotional, sophisticated, confident, heartfelt, conversational...depending on script.

For video games/TV/movie trailer voice-overs: As character requires, from UK posh to cockney British, or smooth and classy, educated, or light and friendly/humorous voices... my favorites being the British granny... imperious Queens...and playing villains of any age!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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

• 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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

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 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 have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Native Brit, with "mid Atlantic" US English overtones which appeal to global audiences. I am flexible, and have a broad ability to perform different characters, and accents (Australian, Welsh, Irish, South African, Scottish, regional English dialects, classy, regal and posh...or cockney.

Also enjoy producing strong, dynamic, commanding, authoritative characters, or upbeat, fun, playful, humorous styles, as well as sultry or soothing.

My Voice Experience

Voice-over experience in corporate videos, hosting podcasts and webinars, high-technology narratives, business promos and presentations, e-learning modules, sales training, instructional how-tos, documentary narratives, video game characters (including Assassin's Creed, and ZooTopia), and corporate voice work for such clients as Cisco, Genentech, Amway, Roche, Xerox, Abbott Labs, Pearson and The European Union (EU) where my clear, authoritative and engaging tone resonates well with their global audience.

Performed live in museum exhibits, moderated corporate events (webinars, hosted and produced podcasts, facilitated round-tables, high tech discussions, speaking panels).

Voiced commercials for business-to-business (B2) personal-use products as well as car/auto related industry and more.

My Training

Studied voice-over from variety of voice-over teachers, and workshops ongoing over the past 8+ years.

Additional on the job experience gained during my careers in Public Relations and the diplomatic field: in media workshops and corporate training, technology conference moderation, event planning, public speaking and PR/press events.

My Studio Equipment

Home audio studio, and access to local recording studio with following equipment:

Pro Tools 8/Mac Pro recording equipment
Remote recording capability via a high quality internet audio connection.
Shure, AKG, CAD mics
UA 6176, UA LA-2A, DBX 166, Behringer Pro 8 digital Mic Pre's
CD and DVD burner
HD Camera
High speed cable Internet

Additional Skills

I really enjoy what I'm doing for a living! You'll find I'm very easy to work with, flexible, fun and always professional. Having worked for years with global corporate Fortune 500 clients, I understand their business goals, use initiative, take direction well, and am a team-player. With an eye for the client’s perspective and their RoI, I happily edit scripts, localize content, and write copy where required. Clients say I help deliver a professional, classy image.

From my career in the diplomatic service managing VIP and royal events (including HRH Prince & Princess of Wales) to experience in high tech, oil and gas, and healthcare industries, I have a strong knowledge and fluency of industry terminologies, which is an asset in voice over.

With a home studio as well as access to a professional local recording studio I can provide prompt turnaround. Using high speed Internet I email MP3 and AIFF files directly to my client, and FTP .wav files. Having owned and run several businesses, I appreciate the dynamics of good business, professionalism and clear 2-way communication -- with speedy turnarounds to ensure clients are given best possible results.

Am well-traveled with broad life experiences, having lived in Europe and the Middle East, as well as Texas, Vermont, Hawaii and California.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Narrative selection

Montage of commercials

High tech promo

Corporate montage

Bond Girls TV ad

corporate e-learning

Videogame characters

Documentary

Childrens Audiobooks

IVR and On-Hold Phone Messages