Voice Artist FAQ’s

The Mary Poppins of Voice Artists. If you need a British female voice artist for your project then let Deryn arrive on the East Wind with her versatility, RP pronunciation, sense of fun, and ‘spit spot’ attitude to every detail.

Voice Artist FAQ’s with Deryn Oliver.
The Mary Poppins of Voice Over.

Whether you are new to the voice artist world or your projects are already being enjoyed by the ever increasing audience out there, I can help to bring your words to life. I am a listed narrator on the ACX website and so if you prefer to go through them I am happy to do so and am also listed on Far Away voices.

I am more than happy to provide you with a short Free sample read from your script to help you decide before you make the decision on your voice artist. Here’s a few popular questions I get asked that I find people just wish to know.

How I Work

What do I need to know about your project?

So firstly, I need to hear all about your voice artist project. Whether it’s an audiobook, an e-learning narration, a commercial or a game character. I need to hear all about it so I can get a feel for the desired tone and style. Perfect enunciation and diction is required for language learning projects but may sound a bit out of place on a game trailer!

The number of words and the expected audience, where it will be used and for how long are also all factors I need to know to give an accurate quote for the cost and time.

Turnaround Times

The turnaround times would greatly depend on the project and its complexity, I would be able to give to an agreed timescale once all voice artist project details are discussed.

If a project needs to be recorded urgently I can usually turn it around within 24 hours or less depending on the length of the read.

Voice Over Rates

Rates for voice over projects vary depending on usage as well as the size of the project as you are paying for the intrinsic value of the voice and not just the number of words in your script. So if you need my voice for an internal training video voice over you will pay a different rate than if my voice is advertising your brand on national television or is needed for your small business website.

But no matter how big or small the reach of your project do get in touch as I’d love to help bring your project to life!

How would we receive completed files?

I am happy to send files via a variety of different methods depending on your requirements. Usual methods are via email, DropBox or Google Drive.

If you have any other method you prefer, and in whichever file format you require, though usually completed files are sent in MP3 or WAV format.

Do you need me to record in your studio?

If you would require the recording to be done in your studio that would be no problem.

Although I live in the beautiful rural county of Shropshire I can easily jump on a train or into the car and travel to a studio if that is required for your project.

My Equipment

What type of studio do I use?

My voice artist studio is a home-based studio which is fully sound treated, enabling me to ensure quick turnarounds and high sound quality.

What Audio Interface do I use?

I use a Behringer U-PHORIA UMC22.

What Microphone do I use?

I use a T Bone SC400 microphone.

What software do I use?

I use Sound Forge Pro.

Amazing work! Deryn went out of her way to make sure we were happy with the characters before recording.


To ensure that my voice fits your project I am happy to record a few lines of your project for free before you place an order. Just fill out the form indicating what genre the recording is for, add a few lines of your script plus a short description of the style and tone.

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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.