Conversational, Informative, Genuine
My voice is conversational, informative, genuine, friendly, and comfortable. Like the guy next door telling you about the latest gadget he's picked up. For narrations, e-learning, and documentaries I am warm and real, speaking expert-to-expert. For commercials, I'm the guy next door or multiple characters.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• 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
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• 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
My Home Base
, Washington, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Elderly, middle-aged, young, light French, thick French, light German, thick German, Spanish, southern, standard British, cockney, Irish
My Voice Experience
I am the "voice of Data" for Microsoft, having narrated over 30 instructional videos for products such as Power BI, HDInsight, and Windows. I am also the introductory voice on podcasts hosted at Vagary.tv website.
I have a B.S. in Computer Science and have worked in that field for 30+ years (so highly technical terms and concepts don't intimidate me). I have taken voice-over workshops from Edge Studio and a local Seattle voice teacher (Dorothy Weikel). I am also a solo and choral singer, and have been a choral director and song leader. I have sung and led choral groups in many venues, including Spain, Belgium, and Germany. I acted in several plays in high school, college, and in church productions, including comedies, dramas, and musicals. I have played characters in a few online audio dramas. I have been tinkering with recording equipment since the age of 1/4" reel-to-reel tape decks (ask me about bouncing 4 tracks to make myself a 9-voice choir), and am very comfortable using my computer-based home studio now.
My Studio Equipment
AKG Perception 100 microphone
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Sonar Artist and Audacity on a Windows PC
I am a technical writer by profession, so I can provide writing and editing help if needed. I prefer to deliver finished and error-free recordings, doing as much editing and mastering as needed to reduce the work on the production end. I'm even comfortable adding sound effects or doing other editing and mixing.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
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