I listened to audiobooks while doing so. “I could do that” I said to myself. So, when I retired in 2009 (after 30 years as an SLP) I took the plunge (and several classes).
Audio Book Narrator SpotLight
I love theater and performing. I was in radio for a number of years, so the two gave me a love of telling a story. And always, always, always - the story is the thing!
In addition to long-form e-learning projects that were both textbook and classroom based, I have narrated one fiction and two non-fiction audiobook titles. My first was a really entertaining financial book for new college graduates (Financial Mistakes of New College Grads by Joe Templin).
What inspired you get into narration? Well, that's an interesting question. I'd been working as a voice talent since 2007 -doing some regional radio and theatre commercials; internet series announcer and some voice dubbing. I moved to California and was taking a voiceover marketing class with Tori Hartman in Los Angeles.
I was initially inspired by being such a voracious reader from the day I learned how letters become words become stories. The magic of entering another world then became something I was excited to share with my four children and then my grandchildren. So becoming a narrator was a natural evolution.
I've always been a performer.It started with dancing, music, acting and just evolved into voice over work. The first narration I did was live. My high school drama teacher had me narrate a live program over the mic.