Monique LaCoste

rich, warm, natural, authoritative, friendly smoky

Voice Description

A seasoned TV and radio host, I have been a professional narrator and voice over artist forover 20 years, lending my voice to hundreds of radio and television commercials, documentaries, corporate narrations, infomercials, tutorials, on hold and voicemail messages.

My natural voice is deep, very warm and rich. My vocal styles include: professional and authoritative, warm and friendly, bright and upbeat, quirky and fun, smoky and sultry; I am equally comfortable recording commercials, IVR and e-learning modules.. My clients span North America and include Honda, FedEx, TD Bank, Sun Life, Great West Life, Canadian Nurses Association to name a few.

I am fluently bilingual, speaking French and English with no discernable accent. My delivery will satisfy even the most demanding clients, whether they are in New York, Québec, France or any other part of the world.

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 - USA and Canada
• French - Canadian

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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

Union des Artistes (Canada) Union des Artistes (Canada)

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 translation services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Manitoba, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

French-Canadian accent, European French accent, Texan accent, New York accent, British accent, Eastern European accent, European accent

My Voice Experience

My experience runs the gamut in radio and TV, from kid's television programs to anchoring the 6 o'clock news.

As a radio host with CBC-Radio-Canada for 17 years, I had the opportunity to host every program in the weekly program schedule, from the morning show to the drive home. I also hosted a national music program in 2001-2002 and narrated many radio documentaries that aired both regionally and nationally.

My television experience spans 10 years, with jobs ranging from travel reporting to comedy sketches to anchoring the 6 o'clock news.

From 2003-2005, I appeared in 78 episodes of a children's TV program called Paul & Suzanne, putting my singing and character voice talents to work as I interacted with puppets.

In december 2005, I put an end to my career at CBC-Radio-Canada to pursue my true passion as a voice actor.

My Training

Almost everything I learned as a voice over talent I learned at the CBC, as well as other free lance voice over jobs I've done over the past 20 years. As well, I honed my writing and reporting skills, which I believe help me to give better voice over performances.

My formal training includes a commercial radio school diploma (Promedia in Montreal Canada) as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies and History from the University of Manitoba.

I also studied voice and worked professionally as a pop and jazz singer in the mid 80s before turning to broadcasting, earning an honorable mention in a national singing contest in Canada.

In June 2007, I studied character voice acting with Paul Liberti at Edge Studios in New York.

My Studio Equipment

Neumann BCM705 microphone, TC Electronics Konnect 24D Audio Interface, Cubase LE, Garage Band

Additional Skills

Clients say I have a way of making a script come alive. Whether it is a motivational video, a heart-wrenching documentary or a CD-rom tutorial, my natural read will take your script to new heights.

Not only will I deliver the narration flawlessly every time, I will also record it in a minimal amount of takes, ensuring your project can be wrapped up ON-TIME and ON-BUDGET.

My home studio allows me to get the recording to you on a very short turn-around. My equipment includes a Neumann BCM705 microphone and a TC Electronics Konnect 24D Audio interface, ensuring the very best sound quality sent from my computer to yours in a matter of hours.

Voice services in both English and French. Check out my website to learn more.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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