Feb
20

A Tribute to Audio Engineers

Audio engineers are some of my favorite people.   They tend to be pretty mellow, which makes them a blessedly steady presence in the studio and a good counterpoint to my, um, effervescent emotions. They’re always ready with a comeback to any line I quote from Star Trek, Firesign Theatre, Firefly, or Monty Python.  I am in… Continue reading »

Aug
07

A Love Story

In 1979, I fell in love with a guy named Dave. Yeah, I know–I was a little mystified by this myself.  From the outside, we couldn’t have seemed more different.  I was a prissy English major at the University of Oregon with my eye on academia; he was a science geek at U of O… Continue reading »

Nov
27

My Thanksgiving Adventure

It’s been a busy month for me work-wise, for which I am grateful.  Holiday advertising is in full swing, which means voiceovers — for which I am also grateful.  And I just finished narrating one book and am starting into another* — again, grateful! But I was sure looking forward to a day off at… Continue reading »

Oct
11

The Magic of the Studio

One of the most enjoyable voiceovers I ever did was an online calculus course for Cengage Learning.  I spent maybe 60 hours recording things like: At the time I was doing this job, my father was very ill, and my siblings and I were sharing the care of him.  I’d go into each session and… Continue reading »

Aug
03

An Audition Abroad (Thanks to Linkedin)

I have a love-hate thing with social media.  I don’t like how much time it can suck up, but I love how many great connections it has given me.  (I also love composing snarky tweets, but those don’t enhance my business as well.) A case in point is how I came to voice this ad:… Continue reading »

Apr
08

Look, Ma — No Noise Floor!

My new soundproof booth has passed all road tests with flying colors!  I’ve narrated one book in there so far with beautiful results, and I love having both my commercial and my audiobook mics set up so that I can switch back and forth during the day as needed. My DH (who built it evenings over the… Continue reading »

Dec
04

A Meditation on Marketing

I’m brave in many things in life, but marketing hasn’t always been one of them.  I’m more like the role I played when I was an extra in Animal House: an Emily Dickinson College student. (How did they know to cast me for that??)  I’m the girl who, if she goes to parties at all, hangs out… Continue reading »