Simon Shrimpton-smith

warm, friendly, inviting, sincere

Voice Description

A British voice talent, no audible accent, at home with corporates, a friendly and inviting voice for audio guides yet the right tone for pharmaceutical texts, ideal for story reading and documentaries... Can be authoritive yet with that touch of persuasive sincerity.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - British

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
• Adult content
• 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
• 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

, Belgium

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

No audible accent, able to play with my voice though I leave impersonations to others...

My Voice Experience

Entered this exciting business by chance 20 odd years ago when asked to narrate travelogues shown before the main feature for a local cinema distributor film company... a baptism of fire and I've never looked back since, having been 'reorganised' shortly after. Have been lucky to have worked purely by word of mouth (the best publicity there is) all these years. Besides in Belgium, have worked extensively in Holland for companies such as KLM (10 years in-flight video), nature documentaried (Nature Conservation Films) along with standard corporates. Some of my Belgian work includes e-learning (Interbrew), phone banking (BNP Parisbas Fortis), Telenet (Prime TV promos and Telenet phone messaging), Toyota training modules, audio guides, description surgical operations (surgeon's scripts) and a host of lighter assignments.

My Training

Thrown in at the deep end 20 odd years ago I have learned every day since then... a text is always a challenge and the joy of making what appears to be incomprehensible into something that sounds like you wrote it yourself is so rewarding. Adapting to whatever is thrown at you is the best training you can get... I guess it's called experience.

My Studio Equipment

Reaper and Wavelab recording programmes. M-audio interface with AKG C3000, Neumann BCM 705, M-audio Sputnick mics. l pride myself in delivering cleaned up ready-for-editing recordings.

Additional Skills

At home with the widest ranges of texts from the highly technical to the standard corporate or light and playful. Good sight reader and used to adapting texts when necessary. Living in Belgium I speak both Dutch and French and translate from both languiages.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards

Contact Information

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