Shawn MacDonald

Professional, warm, energetic, calming

Voice Description

I have a smooth, professional, calming voice. It has a rich timbre, and is a little lower in the female range. It is expressive. I have a wide pitch range. It can be warm and personal or cool and detatched. My voice is excellent for phone messaging, etc., because it is in the right frequency range to sound good on phone systems.

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

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)

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer


My Home Base

, South Carolina, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Speak most often with General American dialect, but can fall into completely genuine Southern dialect (have grown up in South Carolina), have performed a "wicked good" New England dialect complete with "maple syyrrup", have worked with a dialect coach and have done a British accent for stage acting (Shakespeare and Dickens).

My Voice Experience

I have extensive voice over experience with phone messaging systems. I have been recording these for a university (in a professional recording studio) for 8 years. At this point, my voice is heard in all departments of this University.

I have also recorded a documentary for a production company. I loved this so much, and I did such a good job with this piece, that I consider it my best work. I would love to do recordings for documentaries for museums, etc.

I have done some character recordings for children's music CD's. I did not sing, but I was different characters in stories. In 3 separate recordings, I played a park ranger in New England, Mary the mother of Jesus, and a woman who was wrestling with her past and coming to terms with the fact that she was adopted.

I have recorded introductory paragraphs for documentary DVD's.

I have also done on-camera commercials in the Greenville, SC market. (Day Spa, Car Dealership)

I perform periodically in community and college theater in contemporary and classic plays, including Shakespeare.

I direct several programs every year for the University where I work.

My Training

B.S. in Speech Education (Performance Studies track) from Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC 1991
(Studied with William Moose)

M.A. in Speech Communication (Performance Studies track) from Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC 2000
(Studied with Dr. David Burke and Corretta Grass)

I teach Communication Studies full-time at Bob Jones University. I also teach private acting lessons, teaching students how to use their voices.

I read music well and am musically inclined. I play the piano marginally well, and the flute quite well.

My Studio Equipment

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Additional Skills

I have worked in business and education. I am professional, and I work quickly with few mistakes. I commit to the project 100% and understand the time, money, and energy that goes into projects.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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