helen@HQvoice.com | @HQvoice
Helen Quigley is an established Voiceover Artist and Producer with more than twenty years experience in producing audio for broadcast.
Helen works from her purpose-built professional recording studio in Chelmsford, Essex within easy reach of London.
Source Connect (Standard and Now)
Purpose-built VOICEOVER BOOTH
Neumann TLM 193/U87 microphones
Fireface UCX interface
The UK’s first radio soap since Waggoner’s Walk ended in 1980 and the BBC World Service soap Westway which ended in 2005, Greenborne made its debut on 21st March 2021 across the UK via a network of fifty community radio stations.
Supported by the Audio Content Fund, Greenborne is a B7 Media production devised by Colin Brake (Writer) and Andrew Mark Sewell (Director). Helen is the Series Producer.
In February, Helen joined the rest of the production team of Unsinkable on Zoom to discuss the audio movie, (for which she was Dialogue Editor) with Seth Singleton, of the Storytelling With Seth Podcast. The chat discussed development, its stars, (John Malkovich, Thomas Brodie Sangster, Brian Cox and others) and the trials and challenges of recording actors scattered around the world during lockdown.
Helen is the narrator and producer of the audiobook of Marriage Bureau, the true story and memoirs of Mary Oliver, who along with her business partner Heather Jenner, set up the UK’s first dating agency.
Marriage Bureau is also available in hardback, paperback and is in development as a TV series.
THE RIGHT VOICEOVER …
…can help your content or product reach millions of viewers and potential customers. This viral video narrated by Helen has 18 million hits so far on YouTube (Slightly NSFW!)
More samples of work can be found on the DEMOS page.
“As a voiceover, I don’t really do the Big, Shouty Sell. My voiceover style is more subtle, dryly comic and wry. Cool, indifferent car commercials. Sultry high-end jewellery promos or real estate videos.
Different voices suit different tasks. As I say, you’ll hear me a lot on-hold. I’ll often narrate corporate videos or short explainers. I’m friendly, informative, professional… so a lot of e-learning comes my way. I’m an excellent “every voice”; inoffensive, easy on the ear, and so appropriate to any number of projects needing narration that’s easy to follow and pleasant to listen to.
And if you need something more regional, my native accent is Hartlepool via Teesside. Somewhat softened now, but there are samples in the “North East Demo” on the Demos page! Plus as a voiceover with home studio, I have flexible availability and speedy turnaround times.
However, my USP is all of the above; British voiceover with a twist. Mary Poppins reads Fifty Shades of Grey. Cheeky but classy. Warm, smooth, professional – but with a wink! It’s Quigley, but quirky.
I’ve been editing and mastering my own audio for over twenty years, as well as producing Robin Ince’s first podcasts, “Show and Tell” and “Utter Shambles” in 2005-05, preparing pre-recorded continuity for broadcast on Comedy Central and making nationally broadcast BBC radio trails.
I also produce, record and edit audiobooks, elearning, explainer videos, IVR, on-hold messages and other narration. Not a second of audio, whether a dry, self-recorded voiceover or a fully mixed project, leaves my studio until it’s as technically as good as it can possibly be.”