Mary Ellen Whitaker

Accessible, accurate, sound like a real person

Voice Description

I do all kinds of voiceovers, including straight narration and characters. My specialty is long narration, especially for e-learning applications. I can make even the most technical copy sound accessible.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• 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

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services

My Home Base

, Massachusetts, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I'm always adding new accents, but so far I've been asked to do these: British, Irish, Spanish, Indian, Italian, French, and American Southern.

My Voice Experience

I did my first VO in the late 80s, which was for a bank commercial. After that, I continued to get gigs, even while working as a writer at a "day job." In the mid-90s I left my day job to do VO full-time. I've been fortunate to continue to get new clients with interesting projects. I've narrated complex pharmaceutical and medical scripts, financial services programs, and educational textbooks for the classroom. I've even been the voice of some political campaigns! My client list is long and, fortunately, keeps growing.

My Training

I have a degree in TV Production/Speech & Theater from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. While in college, I worked as an assistant in the Speech Department, coaching acting students in the arts of oral interpretation and reader's theater. I had no idea at the time that this work was preparing me for a voiceover career! Since that time, my voiceover education has continued: I learn something new from every director I work with.

My Studio Equipment

I have a Studio Projects mic hooked up to a preamp that records into audio software on my Macintosh computer.

Additional Skills

I'm also a writer. I take select writing projects that include writing e-learning courses, website copy, professional bios, and more. I also work as an editor for other writers and specialize in massaging content into audio narration.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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