Getting behind a microphone can be intimidating for some people.
American Female Voice Over Talent
If you’re wanting to create video or audio content for the internet, you need to either narrate it yourself or hire someone to narrate it for you.
If the mere thought makes you sick to your stomach, or if you do not own a microphone and editing equipment, hiring someone else would probably be a smart move.
I have made this post to showcase my voice over narrating skills in case you are looking for someone to hire. Below are several examples.
The first few are part of an audition I made for Audible.com, an Amazon company that is building a huge library of downloadable audio books. They sent me three scripts that were quite diverse. One was a discussion of evolution; one was a romance novel. The third was a biography of Abraham Lincoln.
Each used vastly different vocabulary and styles of writing.
I added to their three a reading of the Wizard of Oz, my all time favorite book. I love doing the witch! When my daughter was little, we had a ball reading all kinds of books with me doing all kinds of funky voices. I have great fun doing that sort of thing! I also read added a video with a passage from a spooky sci-fi novel, plus two videos I made for clients.
I hope you enjoy listening to the demos below. If you are interested in having me cut some narration for you, please contact me.
This clip is a reading of the Wicked Witch of the West death scene from “The Wizard of Oz,” my all time favorite book. I absolutely love doing the witch! For me, children’s books are the most fun to read because they provide the most opportunity for off-the-wall voices.
This next video is one I made for a client in the field of Mind/Body Medicine. He describes this as my “honey” voice. The video below was made for the same client, but I spoke in a more normal tone and not so “honeyed.”
This next video is one I did for a client who is an author looking for speaking engagements.
This final selection is a reading of a science fiction novel called “Earth’s Ultimate Conflict,” written by Kathy Porter. It is an awesome book! I chose a passage that was a pivotal moment in the plot.