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Rob Ford SNL Voice Over Accents

Creating Voice Over Accents for Language Dialects and Fun Characters

As a professional voice actress, I’m often tasked with creating accents ranging from foreign accents and regional dialects to fun and crazy characters.  Just this past week, I had requests from clients for a variety of voice over accents including  European accents, a Texas accent, an Asian accent, and a voice like the computer in… Read more »

Voice-over Actor vs. Leaf Blowers

Voice-Over Actor vs. Leaf Blowers: This Year the Actor Wins

The glory of fall in the Midwest still feels fairly new to me, which makes it particularly awesome. Since I’m originally from Southern California, where leaves pretty much stay the same color all year round and generally refrain from disembarking their respective limbs, I never really got the full gist of what autumn was all… Read more »

Getting Paid by Voice-Over Clients – An Overview of What Matters Most

Getting Paid by Voice-Over Clients – An Overview of What Matters Most

Working for myself as a female voice over talent and independent contractor, I enjoy the luxury of having some degree of control over key aspects of my business such as my rates, my time, my schedule, and my terms of working with my voice-over clients. I really love the work I do. I suspect it… Read more »

corporate narration voiceovers

Corporate Narration Voiceovers Provide Perfect Opportunity for Female Voice Talent

Corporate Narration Voiceovers provide the perfect opportunity to use my female voice talent in an effort to assist companies with delivering their product and service messages. While corporate narration voiceover may not seem as attractive as the glamorous and high profile national commercial spots that so many voice over talents love to chase, I tend… Read more »

How Scott Rummell Helped Out an Up and Coming Female Voice Talent

How Scott Rummell Helped Out an Up and Coming Female Voice Talent

Published by Debbie Grattan on 10/02/13 One of the best things about being a professional female voice talent is having the chance to meet and work with some truly exceptional people. I was fortunate enough, in the beginning of my career, to connect with voice over artist Scottie Rummell. As we were both living in… Read more »

Beware of Conflicts of Interest with Your Commercial Voice Overs Clients

Beware of Conflicts of Interest with Your Commercial Voice Overs Clients

Published by Debbie Grattan on 09/13/13 So, what happens when you’re known in a local, regional or national market, as “the voice” for a particular product, store, or brand, AND a competing vendor wants to use your voice for their product too? Here we get into another form of the question of “exclusivity” and how… Read more »