helen@HQvoice.com | @HQvoice
I’m an established Voiceover Artist and Audio Producer with more than twenty years experience in producing audio for broadcast.
I work from my purpose-built professional recording studio in Chelmsford, Essex within easy reach of London.
If you’re looking for a cool, calm and contemporary sound my USP is British with a twist. Mary Poppins reads Fifty Shades of Grey. Cheeky but classy. Warm, smooth, professional – but with a wink!
Source Connect (Standard and Now)
Purpose-built VOICEOVER BOOTH
Neumann TLM 193/U87 microphones
Fireface UCX interface
The right Voiceover can help your content or product reach millions of viewers and potential customers. This viral video narrated by me has had 19 million hits so far on YouTube (Slightly NSFW!)
As well as recording elearning and training modules, I also record in-car technical manuals for Mercedes Benz.
My other clients include EDF Energy, Sanofi, Barclaycard, BBC, UNICEF and many more. You can find further samples of my work 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.
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 2005-08, preparing pre-recorded continuity for broadcast on Comedy Central and making nationally broadcast BBC radio trails.
I also produce, record, edit and master 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.