Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Did you know that I do voice recordings for children's books and toys?

Haha! Yes! And it can be so funny because sometimes the scripts I am given are full of mistakes - or really unnatural English (of course I end up correcting them or suggesting alternatives).
One of the odd ones I can remember doing was for a kid's toy for ages 5-10. It was like a trivial quiz sort of thing. There was a button with a picture of hands on it, and when it got pressed, the audio said: "Don't forget to wash these when you go to pee and poop." Funny, right?
Another funny one I remember had something to do with Whinnie the Pooh. Not sure what the point was exactly, but I had to describe him as being: "Stuffed full of fluff".

Hehehehe. Ok, nuff said. Have a listen to my "CHILDREN'S BOOK VOICE". It's just a bunch of phrases, nothing exciting, but you'll get the picture of what's entailed.


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31 comments:

  1. What a wonderful thing to do, read children's books for the radio, lucky you.

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  2. OMG! Is this over-voice work a paying gig? What an awesome way to work!! You have such a beautiful voice. Hope we get to hear it more and more often. (*wink* ie: more vlogs and audio uploads...)

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  3. That is awesome! You've a damn good voice for kid's books too. I'd like to get into that kind of thing, though there isn't much call for a Welsh accent, hehe.

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  4. What a wonderful job! And not at all surprising, I love your voice and your accent...its perfect for children's books!

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  5. that is a cool gig Jess. your voice sounds perfect too

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  6. That was great, I'm very impressed! What a fun (yeah, yeah, I know you don't want to do it today) job to have. Good for you!

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  7. What a cool gig! =) You're perfect for this!

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  8. Can I hire you to be the voice on my Garmin GPS? Your voice is much nicer than hers & I don't think you'd sound anywhere near as snooty telling me to "turn left now".

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  9. Oh and there's nothing funny about Winnie the Pooh being stuffed with fluff. It's true! I've met him before.

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  10. That is so cool. I have to listen to this when I get home, but I've always though the idea of doing voice overs was really fascinating.

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  11. That's awesome, and I love your voice! What a beautiful accent.

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  12. You sound perfect for that! how do you get into a gig like that anyway? I always hear I have a nice voice.

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  13. This is great! I did not know this about you. Always great to hear of blogger's other talents!

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  14. Wow. You have such a great reading voice!

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  15. Hahaha! That is ridiculously cute. You have a great voice!

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  16. Nope, I didn't know about about you!

    I love your voice. :)

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  17. Wow Jess, you certainly are a woman of many talents. This is oh so very cool!

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  18. omg! *snort* SO SO SO not surprised. And you big sneak. I said you could be the voice of one of my characters and you were all "la la la... not saying a word that I already do voiceovers..."

    Don't fall! Did you do any of the voices in Miffy? ;p

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  19. I love your voice! I'm not surprised you do voiceover work!

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  20. Yeah, I'm jealous. I sounds whiny, nasally and lack a cool Australian accent.

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  21. I think you have my dream job. How cool!
    I'm with Hart - you do have a cool accent :-)

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  22. OMG your voice is SO CUTE!!! HA!!!

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  23. I love your voice! It's perfect for children. I sometimes choose my books on tape by the narrator. I heard recently that some writers are working with their favorite books on tape narrators--actually writing stories based on their voices! Would love to hear a full story sometime. Or maybe you'll read an excerpt of your novel for us? :-)

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  24. Yay!

    So cool that you do voice recordings. :)

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  25. Wow... that is so cool! I would love to have a job like that:)

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  26. What the hell woman? You didn't like crisps? How can you teach children that? My world has gone down now, thanks very much lol
    U have a great recording voice by the way =)

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  27. What fun! And you have such a lovely reading voice. :)

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