British Female Voice Over Artist


Corporate LiveWire Awards Prestige Award Winner

Jan 28, 2021

Back in the summer of 2020 I was contacted by the Corporate LiveWire Awards to say that I had been nominated for a Prestige Award in the voice over actor category for Central England.

Obviously I was thrilled to be nominated but when I hadn’t heard anything after a few months I thought that was that and some other well deserving voice over artist had been selected.

Anyway, I was delighted to receive a phone call from Srina Masih from Corporate Livewire last week to tell me that I was the winner.
The Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards recognise small and medium sized businesses that have proven to be the best in their regional market over the past 12 months.

The judging panel base their decisions upon areas such as service excellence, quality of the service, innovation practices and value as well as consistency in performance The winners selected are those who can best demonstrate their strengths in these areas.

The story of my route into voiceover was something that grabbed their attention ( link to my other post about how Bradley Walsh launched my Vo career) and the fact that for the first year I ran two businesses side by side – my well established beauty therapy service and the voice over.

In those first years I voiced all sorts of projects such as corporate training videos and narrated numerous audiobooks.

Then in 2020, as all voiceover artists do, I began to find my niche in the voice over world as more character reads came my way. Voicing evil queens, witches and even a talking Christmas tree for a theme park in Canada.


All these factors impressed the judges but the clincher was my website and branding as The Mary Poppins of Voice Over. – a description that suits me very well as I arrive when required (whether the east wind is blowing or not!) appraise the situation, and get the job done. Spit spot.


If you think my now award winning voice may be able to help you and you’d like a FREE sample read please contact me or email

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The Hidden Gems of Audiobooks – Unveiling The Benefits Beyond Words

An enjoyment of reading brings so much to peoples lives. As well as sharing and expanding knowledge, reading develops emotional intelligence, connects mankind, shares ideas and opens up the mind to possibilities.
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How to nail the scary voice over – what makes a voice frightening?

The Wicked Witch of The West in The Wizard of Oz was my first encounter with a frightening character voice and it was Margaret Hamilton’s distinctive vocal delivery that scared me more than the makeup or costume and had me hiding behind the sofa.

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5 Reasons Why Voice Overs are Important for Your Videos

Your video is spot on. The images are exactly how you want them but the audio, both the music and the human voice, will lift the message high, capturing your audience’s attention and carrying it further.


The Author Interviews

This month I have launched my new series The Author Interviews in which I interview the authors of some of the audiobooks I have voiced to find out more about their process, how they became a writer and how they create the plot.


Is Your Telephone Answer Message Costing You Business?

Have you ever given much thought to the voice and message your customers hear when they ring your business and get your telephone answer message?


How Do You Voice All Those Characters?

I have just finished recording the last chapter of my latest audiobook and am saying farewell to the characters of George, Amy, Penelope, The Duke, Uncle Henry and countless others..


How Bradley Walsh helped launch my voice over career

Even as a child at infant school in the 70’s I was complimented on my clear and confident speaking voice. Throughout my school days I was regularly asked to be the narrator for assemblies and stage productions.


A Day In The Life of a Voice Over Artist

Some weeks I have a lot of recording to do, especially when I have a big audiobook project on the go, and other weeks there is less time spent behind the mic and more time discussing potential projects or auditioning for suitable roles.


Is your Audiobook success a sure thing or are the odds too long?

So you have decided your book is going to make a great audiobook and you are looking for a suitable narrator to bring your words to life. Exciting times! However you don’t have a huge production budget for this new endeavour and narrators don’t get behind the mic for free.


Considerations when Searching for your Audiobook Narrator

So you’ve done it! Congratulations! The book is finished and all that writing, rewriting, proofreading, rewriting and re reading is over. The book is published.

Deryn Oliver

Listen Now!

Check out my variety of vocal styles in the demo page or for a quick idea of my voice click on the audio link below.