Voice Over and Voice Acting, often referred to in writing as voiceover, are relatively broad terms for what is in actuality, a highly specialized field of audio production. Voice actors supply their voices to audio productions across a broad spectrum of applications. From radio, television and film, to training videos, telephone systems, books on tape, internet multi-media and other forms of motion picture and audio production, voice actors supply the "voice over" for the production. Voice Over can be most clearly defined as "Hearing a person speak in some sort of production, yet never actually seeing them when they do." Voice Over is much more than just simply speaking into a microphone and recording it. Often times, the most successful voice actors and voice over professionals go through some sort of training in order to learn how to better perform the craft, or art of voice acting. The people who train these voice over talent and voice actors are called voice over coaches. Generally, "voice over" coaches are specialists in training people in the field of commercial and narrative voice over and commercial applications of the human voice as a product, and should not be confused with business vocal coaches, singing coaches or speech pathologists. However, in the "voice coaching" industry there are certain areas where voice coaching of one variety may overlap with another. It is not uncommon when looking for a voice coach, to find coaches offering a wide variety of services in many different categories. Some voice coaches are very general in nature when it comes to the types of services they offer and others are specialists in particular categories.

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Accent Dialect Coach
Kathleen S. Dunn offers coaching, accent reduction, workshops and voice and body movement instruction. Includes biography and contact information.
Constantine Gregory
UK based actor and dialogue coach working in international feature films. Specialty in helping non-English actors to act in English. Site has extensive list of professional credits.
International Dialogue Coach
UK based expert on accent, Andrew Jack works with actors for film, television, and theater productions. Site has biography, resume and anecdotal writings of life on the set.
Jay Miller Voice & Speech
Based in Toronto, Canada offering private lessons, corporate speech coaching, actor dialect training, and ESL accent reduction. Includes resume, testimonials and sound clips.
Paul Meier Dialect Services
Professional coach for film and theater. Site leases show-specific instructional tapes for a large number of frequently produced plays. Includes testimonials, workshops and training materials.
Reel English
Los Angeles voice coach Kelly Reiter specializes in standard American English dialect training for actors with regional or non-native accents. Private coaching available. Site has bio, testimonials and industry links.
Sophia Lansky
Russian Dialect Coach in Hollywood. Cultural consulting, dialogue coaching, translations, and voice-over. Contact information available.
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