the right sound makes all the difference

You've just written a terrific new book, and you know it will sound great with the right narrator.


You have a visually engaging video for your website, and you need it to sound exciting too.


Your whiteboard animation is chock full of useful and important content, but you need to deliver it without putting your audience to sleep.


You need a welcoming, professional voice for your IVR menu or a new, crisp voicemail recording.


You're looking for an actor who can narrate in a variety of dialects, and even narrate in foreign languages and character voices.

sample tracks

Conformity - Amy Barron Smolinski
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Evening Meditation - Amy Barron Smolinski
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French Sample - Amy Barron Smolinski
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Amy Barron Smolinski Demo - Amy Barron Smolinski
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Narrator for award-winning documentary film Untying Breastfeeding

I can provide the right sound for your project.  I am a professional actor, director and classically-trained singer with a broad range of vocal tone, quality, and voices.  From full-length audiobooks to whiteboard animation to interactive voice recording menus, I specialize in creating the sound of your product, service, or story in English or French.  


I deliver high-quality recordings to your specifications with rapid turnaround time. All orders include a pre-recording consult and either one revision (for short projects) or a sample recording for your pre-approval (for projects over 1K words).  You hear the right sound in your mind's ear--let me bring that sound to life for your clients and customers.


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SHORT RECORDINGS (under 1000 words)

For short recordings, such as IVR, radio spots, whiteboard or video narration, you can book me.  

$10 per 100 words includes editing, one revision request, and files delivered in any standard audio file format (MP3, AAC, WAV).

Please note, there is no pre-approval sample process with short recordings.

​FULL LENGTH RECORDINGS (over 1000 words)

Full-length recordings are large-scale projects like audiobooks or longer video narration projects (training videos, documentaries, etc).  Time to complete these projects depends on the total word count, but typically is between 1-3 weeks.  

$25.00 per 1000 words* includes post-production editing and mastering by UK-based audio engineer SiLo Mixing and Mastering and a guarantee to meet ACX required specs for publication on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.  


Prefer to book through a freelance platform?  This will incur nominal additional fees, but gives you an added layer of client security.   I'm available for booking through the following platforms:





*Please note that if you book me through a platform such as ACX or Upwork that calculates payment based on time, the Per Finished Hour rate is $200.  The industry average is 9000-10,000 words per finished hour.


Long-term recordings are ongoing projects that require the same voice for consistency, branding, and continuity, like Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) phone menus, or characters in animated series.  Time to complete these projects depends on the length of each script.  Rate is $200 per hour and includes editing and mastering, with files delivered in any standard audio file format.  For long-term clients, I track the time and provide a monthly invoice, so you only pay for the time I work for you.  To hire me for a long-term recording contract, contact me directly.