About Helen

Helen J. Aitken is a freelance voice-over, writer and emerging poet. 

Helen began her career after graduating from Sussex University in 1994. After a stint at AA Roadwatch she began working at BBC Radio York. She also spent several months at BBC Radio Leeds before joining ITV where she presented continuity announcements for Yorkshire, Tyne Tees, Border and Granada Television.

Helen was a regular presenter on BBC Radio 7 for several years. Her voice has been used on countless corporate videos, numerous educational training programmes/DVDs and for a variety of commercial campaigns.

Apart from talking, Helen’s other long-standing passion in life is keeping guinea pigs. Her love for these small furry rodents began as a child and didn’t stop when she grew up! Her pets have been a source of joy and laughter in all her homes over the years. In 2011, Helen began to chronicle her anecdotes to entertain her growing toddler – they soon grew in to popular bed-time tales. The Stories of Bertie the Guinea Pig were later published in an app and have now been released as audiobooks. 

Helen’s love of poetry began at school. She has always found great comfort in words and has been quietly building a collection of poems about her experiences of life, love – and the stories we construct in our heads. She has a dedicated Instagram account for her words: