Janina Edwards

sincere, sultry, authentic, educated, warm

Voice Description

Native North American (neutral), African American, Black Southern

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

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

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 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 voice direction services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Georgia, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I am from the US, African American, originally from Chicago, Illinois and can speak authentically from that experience and those locations. I lived in New York City for 11 years in West Indian neighborhoods and can perform that accent. I have lived in Atlanta, GA for the past 19 years and speak 'Black Southern.' A graduate of New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, I do exceptional character work and narrative texts.

I am really good at long format voice over, including audiobooks, industrial narration, dramatic narration, and elearning projects.

My Voice Experience

Commercial Voice Over Projects
Janina has successfully completed voice over projects for Sound Imagination, Dani Voiceover, Athens Video, Big Media, Designing Digitally Kaleidoscope Pictures, Minvera Consulting, Synergy, Working Pictures, Running Pony, Tip Media, Push Media, Career Communications Group, Bloomquist Media, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Discover Link, Kineo, New Leaders, and GK Visual LLC.

Janina enjoys narrating drama, comedy, romance, nonfiction, mystery and children's books. She has recorded more than 50 books professionally for a variety of publishers and authors through Listen Up Audiobooks, Deyan Audio, Beacon Press, Hachette Audio, Brilliance Audio, Simon & Schuster Audio, Redwood Audiobooks, and the American Foundation for the Blind.

Professional Narrator of Audiobooks

Audiobooks: Dates in Parentheses are year of recording

Hachette Audio:
Rachel Howzell Hall with James Patterson, The Good Sister (from The Family Lawyer), (2017)

Beacon Press Audio:
Angela Jackson, A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks (2017)

Deyan Audiobooks:
Chanelle Benz, The Man Who Shot Out My Eye is Dead (2016) Selected Stories
Stephanie Powell Watts, No One is Coming to Save Us (2016)

Simon & Schuster:
RaShonda Tate Billingsley, Seeking Sarah
J.J. Smith, The 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse
Karin Tanabe, The Gilded Years (2016)
Nina Tassler (Editor), What I Told My Daughter (2016)
J.J. Smith, Lose Weight, Without Dieting (2014)

Listen Up Audiobooks:
Susan Burton and Cari Lynn, Becoming Ms. Burton (2017)
James Mellon (Editor), Bull Whip Days-Female voices (2017)
Dany G. Zuwen, Black Tears in Heaven (2016)
Carole Boston Weatherford, Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement AUDIE AWARD FINALIST (2016)
Sandra Kitt, She's The One (2014)
Sandra Kitt, Family Affairs (2014)
Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, The Soldier from Damn Love (2014)
Octavia Butler, Blood Child and Other Stories (2014)
Alison Deming and Lauret Savoy editors, The Colors of Nature (several chapters) (2014)
Elizabeth Heiter, Hunted, (2013)

Brilliance Audio:
Yvette Edwards, The Mother (2016)
Angela Burt-Murray, Games Divas Play (2014)
Susan Kuklin editor, Beyond Magenta (Mariah) (2013)
Tanya Cherie Hegamin, Willow (2013)
Ernessa T. Carter, The Awesome Girls Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men (2013)
Rebecca Walker, Ade (2013)
David J. Schwartz, The Gooseberry Bluff Community College of Magic (2013)

Redwood Audiobooks:
Sonsyrea Tate, Little X (2015)
Clair Goldstene, The Struggle for America's Promise (2014)

Speedy Publishing, LLC:
John Yates, Meditation in Action (2014)
Andrew Z. Maitland, Yoga for the Beginner: The Starter Guide ( 2014)

Rhemalda Publishing:
Candace Bowen Early, Wicked Embers (2013)
Candace Bowen Early, Spur of the Moment (2013)

Career Press Audiobooks:
Synthia Andrews, The Path of Energy (2012)

Through ACX:
Angela Henry, The Company You Keep-Volume 1 The Kendra Clayton Detective Series (2015)
Lavender Parker, Flower in the Desert (2015)
M.P. McDonald, Seeking Vengeance (2014)
Theresa Mulligan, Sugar Hill, Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem (2013)
Elaine Racco Chase, One Way or Another (2012)
Vicki Hinze, Mindreader (2012)
Shirrin Dubbin, Keeper of the Way (2012)

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB):
Lucille Clifton, Good Woman (1987)
Rosa Guy, And I Heard a Bird Sing (1987)
Rosa Guy, The Disappearance (1987)
Rosa Guy, New Guys Around the Block (1987)
Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place (1988)
Walter Dean Myers, Motown and Didi (1987)
Mildred D. Taylor, The Gold Cadillac (1987)

My Training

Gravy for the Brain Membership, trainings in audio editing for Adobe Audition, voice-over technique and business/marketing - Current

Luke Truan, Audio Editing, 2012
Eileen Kimble, Audio Book Coaching, 2012
September Day Carter, Voice123 Workshop, 2012
Diane Cardeaux, Voice-Over Coaching, 2009/10

Paul Armbruster Voice-Over Seminar/Workshops 2007 and 2008
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Theatre Technology, M.F.A
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Acting Program, B.F.A.

My Studio Equipment

Cardioid condenser microphone (Bluebird and Pro Pacifica), Focusrite 2i2 interface, speakers and headphones

Google voice for phone patch

Additional Skills

In addition to voice work, Janina is an experienced copy writer and has provided that service through her company JustWrite! Communications & Proposals, Inc. since 2003. A large part of her writing centers around grant proposals for non-profits in the arts. So she 'gets' that creative side. She is a trained theatre technician and can handle power tools and is excellent at project management.

Janina has performance experience as an actor, dancer and singer. She is an amateur violinist, and a kirtan wallah.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Additional Information

• Currently Janina Edwards is a Standard subscriber.
• Janina Edwards was last active on Voice123 11 days ago

Janina Edwards Picture at Voice123
general audiobook

Meditation with Music

Character Driven

Non-fiction, Business, Training

Promo Sample

Video Voice Over w/music

Announcer Sample