Jayne Marie Smith

Warm, Light, Professional, Mainstream, Urban,

Voice Description

"Warm, rich, and sultry" or "Warm, bright and friendly" either description fits my Urban and Mainstream delivery. Sexy or sassy could also apply with the right attitude and script. I have a light voice in a low register for a female, but I can add a little rasp for more sex appeal. I also get a lot of requests for the "Black woman with an attitude" voice, but we call that acting.

Work that works for me:
. Luxury Brands, with or without accent.
. Professional, friendly reads including commercials, presentation, and voice mails
. voice acting including characters, narrations, and dramatic reads

In addtion to Generic Mainstream reads, I can provide more than 10 different types of Urban voices: Professional, Professional- Friendly, Southern, Young Adult, Sexy, Ghetto Mid-west, Ghetto East Coast, Pre-teen, Everyday Woman/ Testimonial, Black Comedian, Black Poet.

I also sing, rap, and do poetry.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• 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
• 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 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 can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Eastpointe, Michigan, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Pop - Jazz - R&B Singer, Marilyn Monroe singing impersonator, and a Female Rapper,

Little Girl: Urban age 8 - 13,

Warm Bright Professional Mainstream 20-something Female: with no distuinguishable ethinic or regional markers,

Classy Professional Urban Midwest Female 25-35 yr old: with no distinguishable regional markers,

Ghetto Urban Midwest Female voice - Definitely urban/ ghetto without specific regional markers,

Ghetto East Coast Urban Female: A little Philly + A little Jersey and a whole lotta hip-hop,

Soft or Edgy Southern Belle: Oozing of southern hospitality charm,

Professional Southern Female: Professional Urban or Mainstream with hints of Southern accents,

Nondescript European Female: That "far away" European voice with no identifiable orgin,

Nondescript British accent: You know it's British but you just don't know what type,

Passable Autralian accent: If Crocodile Hunter was a woman,

West Indies accent: A quick call to my Jamaican family in Toronto and you've got 1 authetic sounding accent,

Surprisingly passable Irish accent: Lucky and Charming,

My Voice Experience

I do both voiceovers and voice acting, with or without accents, I can also do storytelling, poetry and dramatic readings. Because of my versitility, I do an equal amount of mainstream and urban work.

I've worked in COMMERICAL and RADIO production for 8 years with small agencies, large radio companies and independently. I've produced radio shows, engineered and acted in a RADIO DRAMA, and served for 3 years as COPYWRITER and voice talent for CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO where I lent my skills to 7 different formatted stations (Hip-hop to Country, Rock to Smooth Jazz, Gospel to Pop) in Detroit and nationwide. I've written and done voiceovers for television, and imaging for a southern radio station as well.

Additionally, my copywriting and production have earned me awards and a position twice as finalist in a national commercial contests for radio. I'm also an award winning poet, a trained singer, and a trained stage actress.

My Training

Theatrical Training: Martin Luther King High School (Detroit) Drama 1, Advanced Drama, Award-winning Drama troop, 1996 - 1998

Professional Vocal (Singing) Training: Spring Arbor University for Vocal Training, 2000

Spring Arbor University: Major - Sociology, Minor Communications, 1999 - 2001

Commerical Writing, Production, and Voiceovers:
Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, 2001

Commerical Production Internship: Melodic Sounds Productions (Detroit), 2001

ProTools Training: One Word Productions, LLC (Southfield) 2001/02

Additional Copywriting and Creative Training: Clear Channel University feat. Dick Orkin and the Radio Ranch; Roy H. Williams the Wizard of Ads; and the Clear Channel Creative Service Group

My Studio Equipment

I have 24 hour access to 4 different studios, I can produce on my own as well as with in house producers.

Studio 1: Adobe Audition 1.5, MXL directional condenser Mic

Studio 2: Protools 7.3, Akg Mic & At4044

Studio 3: Adobe Audition, Shure Mic

Studio 4: Protools 7.4, Akg Mic

Additional Skills

I'm also a skilled (non-linear) video editor. I use Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Final Cut X

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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