- A multi-lingual, bi-racial, world-travelled, book devourer. - Trained in performing arts with a professional background in television, writing, editing and brand marketing. - She has smashed the proverbial 10,000 hours of practice reading to her children every night for 10 years and still going. - Mai has excellent character voicing as her passion is children / young adult audiobooks. - With a flawless narrative style she can also bring non-fiction to life through compelling narration or documentary-style delivery. - As a true 3rd culture kid (TCK), Mai's greatest strength is a unique ability to fully morph into different characters, adopt genuine accents and borrow from a lifetime of human experience.
Adult Fiction - Historical Fiction Dark Seductive Black Magic
Adult Fiction - Romance, Breezy, Uplifting, Jocular
Young Adult Non-Fiction - Suspense, foreign accents
Children Fiction - Funny, Characterisation
Adult Non-Fiction. Royal Family, documentary narration
Children's Fiction - funny, characters, rhyming,
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Business number: 0492998009
Description of voice: - Mai Ling's natural (narrator) voice is a highly-relatable British neutral accent of low female tones. - It is professional yet easy-on-the-ear, with a unique energy that can be dialled up and down to suit. - Her diction is also exceptionally clear thanks to years of reading educational texts for foreign students.
Sounding Age(s): 5 - 10, 11 - 16, 17 - 20, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60
Languages: English (Australian), English (International), English (Neutral), English (UK), French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Accents: Although her main accent is British (international), Mai Ling has the ability to voice genuine-sounding accents by simply being in the company of a native speaker with that accent for a short period of time. Mai Ling can also voice a genuine "local" English accent found in countries I have lived in including Kenya, Japan, Italy, Spain, India, Philippines and Australia without it sounding exaggerated or stereotyped.
Expertise: Audiobook, Corporate, Documentary, Narration
|Early History - Performing Arts||- From an early age I was involved in musical theatre, solo singing and poetry recitals - winning national awards. - I also trained in classical piano and music theory. - I am trained in public speaking and joined the Cambridge Footlights as an undergraduate.|
|Story Telling - Children's Literature||Converting my own love of reading into building little readers was not easy task. I have read to my 2 young children (now 8 and 10), nightly covering a massive genre of books from Dr Seuss to Roald Dahl and JK Rowling to Tolkien. My kids are my most ruthless critics, making sure the characters are consistent from night to night or even on re-reads years apart. They don't forget and they don't forgive. Their absolute love of storytelling is my personal success story.|
|Later Life - Voice Over||Professionally, I was a television producer for a live cross-over Japanese Breakfast show and regularly did VO for sports documentaries and dubbing translation for news magazine shows in Hong Kong. In Japan, I regularly voiced educational texts for English literacy exams. As a recent talent for Booktrack, I have the pleasure of working on many different genres of literature.|
Under the Stairs Home Studio
|Software:||Audacity, Twisted Wave|
|Video Sync Available:||No|
|Remote connectivity:||Google Hangouts, Skype, Zoom|
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|GFTB training||I am currently taking all the courses available with GFTB. I regularly do readings with Toby Ricketts and do as many webinars as possible to further hone this beautiful craft.|