Voiceover ethics – are you prepared to lend your voice to anything?

Will you put your mouth where the money is? Do your personal ethics come into play when negotiating a job? I’m grateful this isn’t something I have to consider very often as a voiceover. Generally my clients are radio stations or production houses, and the bulk of my work is mainstream radio and tv commercials, corporate…

Child voiceovers – licensed and raring to go!

Whilst I’m thrilled that all three of my kids are happy to do some voicing, I’m especially proud that the girls both have repeat clients that come back time and again. Rosie has been voicing for Zapf Creation for 4 years now, with a new campaign in the works for this summer. Thankfully she’s able…

Welcome to a new team member at the Voiceovergirl Ltd studio

I have to confess I’ve been a little distracted this week as I’ve been busily training up a new team member here at Glebe Barns studio. Sadly, completely useless at e-learning, commercial reads, audio editing or tea making, but already very adept at paper shredding, and on hand to provide some truly comical yipping, yapping…

A note from the garden – summer days

Much as I love what I do, it’s not all cosy booth, editing and voiceovers. My biggest joy of living in this beautiful corner of Dorset is the endlessly changing scenery and wild and natural landscape. This morning was perfect for a dog walk. Swathes of buttercups as far as the eye could see, rolling green fields and more sky than I…

E-learning – educational voiceover for training

One of the unexpected benefits of voicing lots of e-learning is access to information I might never otherwise encounter. It’s a point I’ve seen many voiceover colleagues make, and at one extreme end of the scale one voiceoverist even went on to learn to fly a plane, such was his fascination with the project he’d narrated. I…

20,000 messages and counting – On-hold and IVR for your telephone system

Many thanks to Merlin Telecommunications who were kind enough to invite me to write for their blog recently. For great value phone systems follow this link to their site. My post is reproduced here. Having spent time and money on a great new phone system, branding, a fabulous website, snazzy logo and all the things…

Review – VOX 2015

After a long build up and a disproportionate amount of worrying about shoes and dresses (as a voiceover my preferred uniform is anything vaguely resembling pyjamas) VOX 2015 blew expectations out of the water! The UK’s only conference dedicated to the voiceover and audio industry took place last month. A packed schedule running from 10am on the Saturday…

VOX 2015 Conference

VOX 2015 Conference, dedicated to supporting excellence in the audio industry The VOX 2015 conference – the UK’s only annual event dedicated to the voice over and audio industry takes place this week. This bumper event, with a packed schedule, awards dinner, and educational and networking opportunities, looks set to be the best yet. Personally,…