An introduction to voiceover

Why voiceover might work for you as a language professional and how it can help you achieve a more balanced lifestyle

 

Event report

Thank you for attending our very well subscribed popular event “An introduction to voice over”.

Elena Jiménez Alvarez gave a very informative and engaging talk about the work of a voice over artist which she illustrated with examples from her life and work. She invited the audience of trainee and experienced translators in the most encouraging way to consider expanding and adding variety to their skill set.  

Elena described the vocal, technical, marketing and personal skills needed, as well as training pathways, how to find work, and she spoke about the need to network with professional associations and other colleagues to uphold professional standards and ensure quality.

For Elena, becoming a voice over artist meant a better work-life balance by controlling the amount of work each month by taking on fewer but better paid projects, and gaining time for the family and her own interests and well-being.

Elena described how she came to training as a voice over artist after experiencing the physical effects of working at the desk all day, as well as finding that she was working too many hours for often inappropriate remuneration. It was helpful that Elena was forward about the financial reality of language professionals. She illustrated how to price services to different clients like direct clients, smaller and corporate companies and recommended https://www.gravyforthebrain.com/ to quote appropriately and confidently.

We thank Elena for sharing her experience, knowledge and passion with us, and doing this with her, of course, very beautiful voice.

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Join the Gloucestershire Network on Zoom for a talk by Elena Jiménez Alvarez about why voiceover might work for you as a language professional and how it can help you achieve a more balanced lifestyle.

Elena is a Mexican translator, voiceover artist, and work-life balance coach. Her voice has been used in international campaigns for clients such as Apple and Google and is frequently booked for e-learning projects which she records from her professional home studio in the UK.

In this talk we will explore how the voiceover industry works, what genres are in the highest demand, how to get started if you want to become a professional voiceover artist, and what key skills you need to have before offering your voiceover services. You will also understand how professional voiceover services are charged differently to translation services.

This talk will give you an insight into the voiceover world through the eyes of a voiceover artist and language professional who is passionate about helping people to enjoy more balanced lifestyles whilst doing what they love, getting paid properly for it, and upholding industry standards.

Elena Jiménez Alvarez

Elena is a Mexican voiceover artist, yoga translator, and work-life balance coach. Her voice has been used in international campaigns for clients such as Apple and Google and is frequently booked for e-learning projects which she records from her professional home studio in the UK. She is also passionate about helping people to enjoy more balanced lifestyles doing what they love, getting paid properly for it, and upholding industry standards. To know more about her voiceover work visit her website: elenamexicanvo.com

The talk will take place at 4pm UK time on Thursday 17 June. Please email to book your place. You will receive the Zoom link nearer the time.  

 

June 17th, 2021 4:00 PM   to   5:00 PM
Online event (Zoom)
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Category Gloucestershire Network
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CIOL Gloucestershire Network