Voice Tips – The Essential Warm Up

Warming up your voice before any recording session or performance is extremely important. If you don’t warm up properly your vocal chords can become strained and over-worked and your voice will become dry and soon sound croaky. Make sure you ease your voice in to its work gently! I’ve been broadcasting and voicing scripts for […]

Audiobook Collection

Helen J. Aitken · The Stories of Bertie the Guinea Pig – Volume 2 I’m thrilled to see the second volume of my guinea pig tales now online as audio book downloads. Bertie’s stories continue to go from strength to strength and the second volume of audio books is a great addition to his collection. […]

New audiobook collection

Bertie’s books are now available in a new format! I’m very proud to announce the first volume of Bertie guinea pig audiobooks is now on sale. I’ve remastered the original app talking books, adding extra squeaks and sound effects to bring his stories to life in audiobook  form. I’m often asked how else people can […]

World War One Poetry

I’ve been proud to support local writer Rachel Cochrane with her latest creative writing project, Objects from World War 1 inspire stories and poetry. Her poems are featured in an exhibition at Durham Light Infantry musuem this month. I read her poem,  Butcher’s Lad Billy,  inspired by a Sweetheart Pincushion – typically made by soldiers recuperating in […]

Website videos

Let’s face it, the voiceover world is changing! Alot of my work these days isn’t for DVDs anymore, it’s all about web videos, short snappy demos that sit well on websites and give an overview of the company or products on offer. I’ve been working with local web designers Itchy Robot this week, the video […]

Nightmare in Suburbia

Over the last few months I’ve been working with  Nine Lives Media and Flix Facilities  – narrating a new series of Nightmare in Suburbia. It airs this week on the Crime and Investigation Network. It’s a hard hitting series based on real-life, shocking, crimes. The series runs from 10pm tonight on C&I. You can watch a clip from one of […]

Growing Business Online Training

I’ve been working with distance learning company DDL who have created a new learning portal to encourage businesses to get online. The project was created for Pearson Education, in conjunction with Getting British Business Online and was launched a few days ago. https://www.gbotraining.co.uk/Default.aspx One of those voiceovers where you learn something as you talk, and a great […]