Karen Elstone

Girl Next Door, School Teacher

Voice Description

I have an adaptive voice, according to what is required. My voice is deep and warm for narration. I have radio training, so I can be clear and concise for a news anchor type of delivery. Also, I can add some sensuality and/or drama for a more entertaining vocal delivery.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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

• English - British

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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• 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 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
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Ontario, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British (Cockney, upper class British similar to Queen Elizabeth)

My Voice Experience

No experience as of yet. I did perform newscasts at Humber College for their radio station, as part of my practicum for my Journalism training.

My Training


Demosistants (Toronto) in Voice-over Instruction, Levels 1 & 2, Animation Level 1 - Basic process, script breakdown, character development and audition procedures

Humber College Journalism (2002-2004) - Radio and Television Broadcast training.

Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts - Music (1996-2000) - majoring in Classical Voice at York University. I am currently working on my singing technique and recording original songs.

Also, I have taken theatre courses at York (1996-2000), including Acting for Non-Majors and Voice and Speech, which helped develop my speaking technique. Additional acting classes were taken with Alan Goodley at The Acting Academy, and with Marcia Bennett at the Centre for the Arts (film scene study).

My Studio Equipment

I have an Audiotechnica AT2020 Condenser microphone, Cubase Artist 6 recording software and a TASCAM digital interface. For live purposes, I have a Line 6 ampliflier for my electric guitar and a Sennheiser 935 vocal microphone. I play acoustic guitar at an intermediate level and piano at a beginner level. I am currently learning how to use my Allen&Heath ZED 10FX mixing console, which allows for even more control over sound. As part of my music degree, I studied Synthesizer performance and Songwriting and Repertoire. I am familiar with what sounds pleasing to the ear, and I am familiar with equalization controls, both on hardware and in software.

Additional Skills

I have an extensive amount of administrative experience that has allowed me to develop my organizational and business skills. A great deal of this experience involved reception work, which helped me to develop a professional-sounding voice. I am good at time management, and I am a reliable worker as well as a team player. I pay great attention to detail. I am willing to work at a project until everyone is satisfied.

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