Norma-Jean Strickland

High Energy, Character Specialist

Voice Description

Fun, friendly, genuine, enthusiastic, high energy, laid back, conversational, authoritative, serious, dramatic, over-the-top character voice. To create a distinctive sound, I have the experience you want! Norma-Jean Strickland, THE VOICE THAT SPARKLES!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• 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
• 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

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

Goodyear, Arizona, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Southern (gentle or drawl), toy doll, comic strip and/or fun cartoon voices. Extensive classical music education and performance experience both in the U.S. and Europe (as pianist and soprano soloist).

My Voice Experience

On-Air Radio Host and Producer [for several years in Southern California];
Extensive VO experience gained when I was an on-air radio host [including copywriting for commercials];
Documentaries [with and without blue or green screen];
Audio books [narration and full production];
Award-winning Music Director [auditioning and casting for theatres throughout Southern California];
Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance, with a Minor in Vocal Performance [soprano];
Foreign languages [as they relate to classical music];
Graduate work in law [so medical-legal-scientific terminology is no problem]

My Training

Extensive VO experience gained when I was an on-air radio host [including writing];
Further VO training with Charles Michel, Founder/President of The Winning Voice and The Voice Bank [bicoastal in NYC and LA];
Bob Bergen and other seasoned VO professionals [in LA and NYC];
Arthur Joseph's Vocal Awareness
Workshops through the years with all the following:
June Foray, Dick Beals (RIP), Daws Butler, Walter Lantz and Grace Stafford

My Studio Equipment

Condenser mic, pop filter, tripod
Cubase LE5 (but for back-up, I have Audacity and Cool Edit)

Additional Skills

“NJ” has written over 300 “telephone on hold” scripts for every conceivable type of business throughout the United States. Turnaround time is typically within 48 hours, depending upon the length of the project. Most phone messages are between 4-6 minutes, but on occasion messages are up to 8 minutes;
Short documentary scripts have been from 9-12 minutes;
Experienced copywriter with clients across the United States;
Published Author [for a Hay House imprint];
Published Emmy Award-winning PBS television celebrity ghostwriter [this was for both Simon & Schuster and Blue Mountain Arts];
Speaker, Trainer, Educator;
As a writer, possesses a unique ability to simplify the complex

Payment Methods Accepted

• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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Phone on hold message

Toy Doll


Radio Contest

Audio Book

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