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  • Voiceover Professionals

    The Voiceover Network

    Friendly and Supportive

    The VoiceOver Network is about helping and strengthening the voiceover industry by creating
    a friendly and supportive and environment for voiceover professionals of all levels.

    Meet The Team

The VoiceOver Network began in July 2013 when Rachael Naylor started organising small meetups with a few other voiceover friends.
'I started out as a voiceover artist over 12 years ago. Like a lot of people, I felt very comfortable in front of the microphone and have always enjoyed talking, so being a voiceover artist was the perfect career for me. I love my job and I think we have a fantastic industry full of wonderful people, but when I talk to people outside the industry, they are baffled as to why there is no central hub for voiceover artists!’ - Rachael Naylor

Connecting

The VoiceOver Network began in July 2013 when Rachael Naylor started organising small meetups with a few other voiceover friends, but realised very quickly how useful they were as an informal networking opportunity, particularly within an industry that can be isolating. So, she started running events on a regular monthly basis in central London and they’ve grown in size and popularity ever since, with our January 2015 event selling out in less than 28 hours, and our October 2014 event selling out in less than 90 minutes!
These events aren’t just for voiceover artists, but for anyone who works in the voiceover industry. Rachael works hard to make sure they are useful, so ensures attendees are a mix of voiceover artists, agents, producers, sound engineers, production companies and casting directors. Those who’ve come to our events have secured work, agents and clients, received advice and support and made new friends.

Maintaining Standards

The voiceover industry is an exciting place to work right now. It’s a booming industry!

Everything is becoming audio and visual and with the rise of audiobooks, computer games and commercials, it’s no wonder that lots of people want to join in the action. The increase in celebrities and A-list actors getting involved in voiceovers has also raised the profile of our industry. With the influx of new talent along with the fact it’s easier now than ever to set up a home studio, there is a need to help educate and work together to ensure we maintain standards and a strong industry.

The VoiceOver Network welcomes experienced, intermediate and new talent. We are passionate about helping all levels within the industry.

Education
The voiceover industry is evolving with changes in technology, marketing, P2P sites … it can be confusing with so much information, how do you know what is good and what is not? We get the top voiceover coaches from around to run our workshops and training - LEARN FROM THE BEST
Education is an important part of The VoiceOver Network in helping strengthen the industry. Whatever stage of your career, there is always more to learn whether it’s voiceover skills, home-studio recording techniques, accounting or marketing. Being a voiceover artist is not just about enjoying your career, but running a successful business. We want to help you develop and build your skills and business. The VoiceOver Network is about bringing the industry together and we are passionate about providing the best advice, training and events within a friendly and supportive environment.

Meet The Team

Rachael Naylor

Rachael Naylor

Founder and Owner

As well as running The VoiceOver Network, Rachael is a busy voiceover artist, actress, writer, award-winning entrepreneur and mother to a 6 year old and 1 year old!

Rachael’s love for acting started at a young age when she was inspired by her actor Grandfather and loved seeing him perform in the West End. She trained as an actress at Richmond Drama School and soon after graduating, discovered voiceovers and absolutely loved working in this area of the industry. Rachael has been a voiceover artist for over 12 years and during that time has worked with a huge range of top brands including Virgin Media (yes, she’s their telephone voice), CNN, Nestlé, Olay, Sure, Channel 5, The Travel Channel and many more. In addition, Rachael has worked with Derek Jacobi and Hayley Atwell in The Martian Chronicles radio drama and voiced three One Direction films.

Her voiceover agent is Excellent Talent. As an actress, Rachael has worked in TV, film and theatre as well as on commercials for brands such as Persil. Her acting agent is Comedy Actors, London. Rachael is co-author of the Amazon best-selling book, ‘Shine: …it’s like glitter for your soul! ’, and contributing author of a second Amazon best-selling book, ‘Believe: … it’s like glitter for your soul! ’.

Rachael is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with others in the industry and in 2014, officially established The VoiceOver Network, which aims to bring the industry together. She won the Entrepreneurs Circle’s, ‘Entrepreneur of the Year for London and the South 2014’ award, not only for her work on her voiceover business, but also with The VoiceOver Network. Rachael was also a finalist at the 2014 National Entrepreneur Awards for ‘Best Business Enabler’ for her work with The VoiceOver Network. She finds business and marketing fascinating and enjoys the challenges of running her businesses.

In her spare time, Rachael loves sport, is a keen snowboarder and scuba diver and likes to run to keep fit.

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Leisa Reid Fisicaro

Leisa Reid Fisicaro

Events and Production Coordinator, Voiceover Artist

A seasoned broadcast writer, producer and director, Leisa has spent more than twelve years involved in creating and producing high quality Television and Media programmes for top American broadcasters; PBS, NBC and Discovery Channel. Her work was honoured in 2009 with a FREDDIE, an International Health and Medical Media Award for producing a PBS documentary called; The Mysterious Syndrome called CAPS.

Throughout her Production career, she quickly learned the power of “voicing”. In a twist of fate, she was asked to voice a scratch-track and that’s all it took for her to be enchanted by the magical world of voiceover. Leisa has trained with professional voice artists in voicing medical, children’s and lifestyle documentary narration. Her voice has been described as silky, smooth and chocolatey.

As a stage performer, Leisa studied Dance for over twenty years and has travelled throughout America competing and performing professionally specialising in contemporary, tap and her favourite, musical dance theatre.

Leisa loves to travel and experience different cultures around the world, she’s lived in Los Angeles, Miami and London. A self-proclaimed “foodie”, she’s known for baking an addictively delicious Pumpkin cake!

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RachaelBeresford

Rachael Beresford

Assistant Editor, The Buzz Magazine and Voiceover Artist

Delightful, professional and passionate, Rachael is a British Female Voice talent and Audiobook Narrator. She is a member of Equity and Sag-Aftra and has a passion for words, spoken and written.

Rachael is an Audiobook Narrator of bestselling titles including titles nominated for International Man Booker Prize and Waterstones Children’s Book of The Year 2017 Rachael is a passionate believer in continuous professional development and consistently attends training courses and networking events.

With two beautiful daughters, and one handsome husband Rachael lives in West Sussex in the South East of England which is an hour south of London. When she isn't reading a book out loud for work, she'll be found reading one for pleasure.

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Rich O'Donogue

Rich O'Donogue

Resident Sound Engineer for The VoiceOver Network, producer, voiceover artist and DJ

Rich's knowledge of sound stems from a 20 year career as a DJ/Sound Engineer for clubs and bars around the UK and abroad as well as a 1st class honors degree in music production.

From university Rich entered the world of radio production and secured a position as a commercial producer at UTV (now The Wireless Group) in which he won awards both locally and nationally for his production work.

In 2016 Rich made the leap of faith and became freelance offering his services to production companies and voice overs whilst building the reputation of his company 'io Audio' from his own studio. Over the last 2 years io Audio has successfully produced showreels for many of the industries leading voices as well as offering studio recording facilities for TV and Radio most notably for Russell Howard's Travelogue aired on Comedy Central and BBC Radio. As well as producing Rich also lectures at universities on radio production and the subject of how sound creates visualisations in our minds and how this can be used as a tool in radio production. Rich loves the art of directing voice overs, as well as mixing records on a saturday night and chilling with the family.

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Cheryl Tissot

Cheryl Tissot

Communications Director, Voiceover Artist & Broadcaster

Cheryl specialises in Corporate, Commercial, Promo & Lifestyle narration. Originally a musical theatre actress, Cheryl went on to become an all-round entertainer and Butlin’s Redcoat. She later re-trained in stage management, technical theatre and design.

After many years in backstage theatre and as a live broadcast TV floor manager she found herself in senior roles in the tech industry, financial services and most recently as CEO of a well-known national volunteering charity. All the while scratching her creative itch with part time voiceover projects.

Cheryl is also a certified dance fitness and ETM instructor specialising in Zumba Fitness and FitSteps.

She returned to full time voiceover and broadcasting in 2016 and is delighted to bring her many skills honed in the corporate world to The VoiceOver Network.

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Workshop Teachers

Yvonne Morley

Yvonne Morley

Vocal Coach

Yvonne has worked as a voice teacher and vocal coach for over thirty years. She was Head of Voice for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art until July 2007 when she decided to return to freelance work.

She is an associate with the National Theatre’s voice department, takes workshops for The Actors Centre and The Showreel as well production work for stage, screen and studio. Theatre work includes training and coaching individual actors, singers, dancers and productions in and out of London’s West End. Work abroad includes Canada, America, Europe and the Middle East.

Her non-theatrical work takes her into Business, Politics, Law, Medicine, Education, religious communities and the media. Highly confidential work takes her into the Houses of Parliament and two of the Royal Palaces.

She serves as trustee for the Voice Care Network, is a member of the British Voice Association and is on the board of directors for the Riding Lights Theatre Company.

She co-wrote the highly popular booklet “More Care For Your Voice” (Publ: Voice Care Network UK) which has sold over 11,000 copies. Her work training actors and voice artists to manipulate their voices safely is the subject for her next book which is a performer’s guide to creativity and safety - from the subtle changes through into the extreme - “Building Character Voice”

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Dave Fennoy

Dave Fennoy

Voiceover artist and voice coach

Dave is one of the most in-demand voice actors in video games on the planet right now.

He has been in the industry since the 1990’s and is one of the most versatile voices in the world providing voices for Commercials, Narrations, TV Promos, Award Shows, Animation, and Games.

He is a world famous award winning video games voice actor and has voiced hundreds of video games including titles such as The Walking Dead, Mafi III, World of Warcraft, Batman, Prototype, The Wolf Among us, Final Fantasy XV, Bayonetta 2 and many more.

A brilliant voice actor and workshop teacher.

We are very lucky to have him as part of the team and VON family.

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Dian Perry

Dian Perry

Voiceover artist and voice coach

Dian is a US voiceover artist, teacher and voiceover coach based in London. She’s worked as a professional voice actor since early 1998 and a character voice teacher and voiceover coach since 2006.

She has worked on a huge amount of animations and cartoons including The Woodlies, Corneil and Bernie, Nelly Nut Live as well as many more. Video Games include Horizon: Zero Dawn, Pusuit Force and Sacred Underworld.

Dian is one of the top voice coaches in the UK.

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Stephane Cornicard

Stephane Cornicard

Multilingual Actor, Voiceover Artist, and Voiceover Coach

Stephane is a professionally trained actor, he has studied in America, England, and France where he trained with Francois David, French director, and writer.

He is one of the busiest voiceover artists in the industry working in Video Games, Commercials, Animation, Dubbing, Narration, ADR, Mo Cap, Promo's, Trailers, Documentaries and more.

As well as voiceovers Stephane is an on screen actor and has played roles in Steven Speilbergs Saving Private Ryan as well as the latest Bond film.

He is well know as the voice of video game characters including Liquide Snake In Metal Gear, Gabe Logan in Syphon Filters, Riordan in Bioware's Dragon Age: Origins and Stroud in Dragon Age II and Dragon Age: Inquisition as well as many more.

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Anna Parker Naples

Anna Parker-Naples

Voiceover artist, voice coach and NLP Master

Anna is an experienced Award-winning Audiobook Narrator and is one of the UK’s top female voiceover artists. Anna has trained professionally with The Actors Company, London and she’s a qualified Life Coach, Master NLP Practitioner, and Voice Coach.

She regularly works with best-selling titles and award-winning authors. She has many titles available on Audible and more awaiting release, having worked with top audio publishers, Audible, ISIS, White House Sound, Harper Audio and Brilliance Publishing.

With qualifications as a Life Coach, Master NLP Practitioner and Hypnotherapist, together with her experience as an award winning actress, Anna helps actors, audiobook narrators and voicoever artists through blocks in their careers. Helping people around the world to improve their performance abilities and their attitude towards building successful careers.

She also runs the successful business The Inspiring Mummy Club too.

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Sean Pratt

Sean Pratt

Audiobook Narrator, Voice Coach, Actor and Voiceover Artist

Sean is one of the most experienced and well known audiobook narrators in the world. Working as an audiobook narrator for over 20 years and in that time he has voiced over 900 audiobooks! As well as being a busy audiobook narrator he has also been sharing his knowledge and coaching others who want to learn the skills needed to be a successful audiobook narrator in a growing industry.

He has received 8 AudioFile Magazine “Earphones” awards and 5 “Audie” nominations from the Audio Publishers Association.

Sean specialises in Non Fiction Audiobooks. and safety - from the subtle changes through into the extreme - “Building Character Voice”

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Upcoming Events

  • Dave Fennoy 121 in London November 2017

    20-11-2017 10:00 am

    Dave Fennoy 121's in London on 20th November 2017

    Dave Fennoy is coming to London to teach our 'Character Development for Video Games' workshop on 18th and 19th November and he is also our guest speaker for our evening VOND event on Friday 17th November.

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  • Audiobook VOND 2017 with Sean Pratt and Johnny Heller

    01-12-2017 7:00 pm

    The VoiceOver Network brings you
    An Audiobook VOND event 2017 with Sean Pratt and Johnny Heller in London
    At Spotlight, London on Friday 1st December 

     

    We bring you our 'Audiobook VOND event 2017 with Sean Pratt and Johnny Heller' on Friday 1st December at Spotlight, London.

    This is going to be a fantastic event where you will hear from two of the most in demand audiobook narrators in the world. They will be sharing insights into how to book work, what you need to be a successful audiobook narrator and lots more. It will be a fun and entertaining evening. So don't hang around if you'd like to join us. Our last Audiobook VOND event tickets sold out very quickly!

    Audiobooks is an industry that is growing very fast right now.

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  • Audiobook Narration Masterclass weekend with Sean Pratt and Johnny Heller

    02-12-2017 10:00 am

    Audiobook Narration Masterclass weekend

    with Sean Pratt and Johnny Heller

    in London

    Audiobooks are one of the fastest growing areas of the voiceover industry right now. This is an industry that is growing everyday and shows no sign of slowing down.

    • Are you interested in narrating audiobooks?
    • Or are you already an audiobook narrator but you’d like to improve and learn more?
    • Have you always been interested in this area of the industry and want to find out if you have what it takes to make it as a narrator?

    This is going to be an intense weekend working on Fiction and Non-Fiction Audiobook narration with Sean Pratt and Johnny Heller. 

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