What *Won’t* You Say?

It’s generally well known — by clients of mine whom I’ve worked with for awhile — that I am game to voice pretty much anything. In fact, I encourage offbeat, parody, and “joke” prompts — they provide a welcome respite from the run-of-the-mill (but highly necessary) IVR stock prompts. It’s especially fun when some of these “oddball” prompts […]

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NDA: “Never Divulge Anything”.

For someone who desires to keep her credentials and client list as current as possible on her website; as someone who was reluctant to embrace social media (and now lives by it) — even when friends and family casually ask in a social setting “what are you working on these days?” — it can be a […]

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How To Talk American

  Canadian voice-over talent like myself have an interesting and unusual challenge which presents itself, especially when — as mine is — your focus is on building an American clientele. There are certain tell-tale words and cadences which give us away when we attempt to “fit in” and make our “Canadian accents” neutral (and ultimately a non-issue) […]

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Dream Jobs

Nancy Cartwright — the legendary voice of Bart Simpson — used to conduct voice-over workshops on a regular basis (she is focusing more on charitable fundraising and other causes now) — the people who would flock to the workshops (which were expensive and had massive waiting lists) were those who saw the performing of animation voices as […]

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I’m (Apparently) Too Sexy for This IVR

A few years ago, I voiced an interesting project for Kodak: a self-serve photo development kiosk where photographers could process their own film by simply walking up to a kiosk, installing their film, and controlling the processing of their photos in a very turnkey way. I was actually hired by a sound studio in Australia […]

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