Linda Jones

sophisticated, smooth, friendly

Voice Description

Clear, warm, confident, professional with smooth sophistication - and a wry sense of humor. Friendly, happy and trustworthy are packaged in as well.

Precision, clarity and warmth of sound seems custom cut for documentaries, tutorials and corporate narration. An acting background strengthens my work in audiobooks. Commercially, my voice is terrific for powerful professionals; friendly young mom or neighbor; or sexy, smooth and sophisticated for high end products.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• 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 voice direction services

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British Isles (Standard British, Oxford Engish, Queen's English, Cockney, Estuary, East Anglian, Dublin Irish, Northern Irish), American Southern (coastal and rural), German, French, Spanish

I've been a dialect coach for over 15 years and can execute a variety of dialects as needed.

My Voice Experience

Selected work includes:
Documentaries (incl. IBM, The Innocence Project)
Corporate narrations (incl. American Express, Clairol, Disney, Dow Chemical)
Audiobooks (incl. audible.com)
Museum tours (incl. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam)
A variety of eLearning, medical/technical and telephony projects.

Past clients also include Thomson Reuters, Hewlett Packard, Mercer, the Junior League, the NHL, YWCA, and Boehringer Ingelheim, among others. I've also enjoyed playing characters (including being the voice of God!) in film and podcasts.

My Training

BFA Acting, Ithaca College (voiceover with Greg Bostwick)
Voiceover: Ed Lewis, Shut Up and Talk, NYC; Roy Yokelson, Edge Studio, NYC; Samantha Paris, Voicetrax, Sausalito, CA; John Erlendson, Voice Media, San Francisco, CA; various workshops and intensives
Singing: private, ongoing - Aaron Hagan, NYC
Long-form Improv: Michael Gellman, the Second City, Chicago, IL
Additional training and workshops - various (list available on request)

My Studio Equipment

Home studio: Neumann TLM102, RME Babyface interface, ProTools, running on a MacBook Pro.

For phone patch sessions and full mixing/production demands, I partner with an NYC studio facitlity with ProTools, AKG and Neumann mics, phone patch capability, and a full library of music and sound effects.

Files in delivered in wav, aiff, or mp3; conversion to other file types on request.

Additional Skills

I am a voice actor based in NYC, as well as a former voice coach and producer at Edge Studio. I'm also an award-winning performer with a background in theatre, who performs in an ongoing seasonal cabaret in NYC.

Additionally, I've worked privately as a voice, speech and dialect coach for over 20 years - in Chicago, San Francisco and New York - coaching actors in stage, film and voiceover, as well as working privately with students on speech improvement and accent reduction.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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