Here are some examples of my female newscaster character voice!
This was a fun one. Now, here’s Tom with the weather.
Adult female voice. Various female newscaster characters ranging from pretty believable to totally over-the-top. 🙂 Some could pass for Diane Sawyer soundalike, otherwise perfect for your generic American female newscaster voice. Sound: Authoritative, American, believeable, funny, character.
If you like what you hear, please contact me today for a sample and rate quote.
I’m very pleased to share this chapter from the audiobook version of Becoming An Entrepreneur by my good friend Jake Desyllas. Becoming An Entrepreneur is Jake’s first book, and also his first author-narrated audiobook! He did a phenomenal job of expressing his own unique voice in the audiobook… listening to it, it’s hard to believe it’s his first one. He’s way better than many experienced audiobook narrators I’ve heard!
The way I was involved in helping bring Becoming An Entrepreneur audiobook to life was as its producer and sound editor. Jake is an experienced podcaster, but I helped him adjust his recording setup for audiobook narration, to be more ergonomic, quiet (in terms of background noise), and consistent from session to session. He sent me raw recordings of his narration, and I edited them – removing the outtakes, processing the sound to make Jake’s already-very-pleasant baritone, British accented voice sound extra nice, and formatting it according to Audible.com’s specifications.
I have not been a voice actor for my entire working life. In fact, if you were to ask me 10 years ago if I ever though I’d become a voice actor (or even start my own business), it probably would have struck me funny. It would have never crossed my mind at that time in my life.
I hear that this is really common. Many voice actors have had “other lives” before they started working in their current field. This makes them, as a whole, a really interesting group – because they have very different backgrounds and skills in addition to great pipes, and can bring their prior experience to their current work in voiceover.
Personally, my background is in science and medicine. I have a Biochemistry PhD (my thesis research was on Alzheimer’s Disease) and I also went to medical school for 2 years. I speak “medicalese,” and now medical and scientific audio projects are a favorite of mine to work on.
However, I went through a lot of changes during the time that I was in graduate school. As I gradually started learning about entrepreneurship and working on personal development, and I realized that I could do much, much better in the personal freedom department than where I was at.
So, I left.
I started my own business as a voice actor. And I’m so glad I did! It was scary to make such a bold move and completely switch careers. There’s a lot of external pressure to fit conventional definitions of “successful.” But to me, success means being as happy as I possibly can. It’s been a blast to become a full time voice actor, and I feel a lot happier now.
That’s a question lots of people ask me. It’s a great question… in fact, starting my first podcast in 2009 was what ultimately led me to me making a total career change from working in science and medicine to becoming a voice actor!
Podcasting is such a fun hobby, and can even turn into a business if that’s where you want it to go. But before you start your first podcast – please ask yourself this one question…
Enjoy this podcast interview with Sharon Love Cook, author of A Nose for Hanky Panky, a humorous mystery novel set in a small, quiet New England town – quiet, that is, until a prominent psychologist is murdered and a witty reporter tries to crack the case.
Sharon and I discuss the process of choosing an audiobook narrator, audiobook production, character voices, the writing process, and more. The podcast ends off with a sample of the audiobook – the entire first chapter! If you’re hooked after hearing it and wanting more, download the full book at Audible here.