Q: How will US Voices help me find voice over work?
A: US Voices is the largest online database of voice over talent in the UK. We market our service aggressively to the voiceover industry and advertise widely and regularly. We are deeply committing to making US Voices the first stop for anyone who needs a voice for a project.
Q: How do I record my audio clip?
A: Simply call our clip line. The friendly recorded message will talk you through the whole process - although you should read our Voiceover Hints & Tips before you do!
Q: How do I create my profile?
A: First, read our Voiceover Hints & Tips on creating the perfect profile! Then log in using your user ID and PIN. You are taken through the process. It's very simple.
Q: How do I attach my audio clip to my profile?
A: This is done automatically by our system.
Q: Who can listen to my audio clip?
A: All registered employers - in fact, anyone who is looking for voiceover talent who has registered with our service - can listen to your audio clip.
Q: How do employers contact me if they want to offer me work?
A: Our system allows all registered employers to send a free text to any user's phone with details of the job. Because the text is sent via our website, your cell number remains secret. If you choose to reply to the offer of work, then you and your employer will begin to communicate directly.
Q: Do my personal details remain secure?
A: Yes. No-one can access your personal details. When someone wants to offer you work, they send a free text via our website so even at this point your cell number stays secure. Only if you choose to reply to the job offer do you disclose your cell number.
Q: How much will I be paid for voice over work?
A: The minimum you will be paid is $100 an hour unless you specifically negotiate to work for less.
Q: Do I need professional recording equipment at home?
A: Most voice over recordings can be made over your existing phone line, or using the recording facilities of a home computer, with the resulting file being sent to your employer by email, or on CD through the post. However some recordings will require you to attend a studio, which is something that will be arranged between you and your employer.
Q: Will I be expected to write any scripts?
A: No, all scripts will be provided to you.
Q: Can I change my audio clip and my profile?
A: Yes, you can change either at any time.
Q: If an employer asks me to work for under $100 an hour, what do I do?
A: The choice is yours. Our users are aware that we ask them to pay more than $100 an hour. However, if you personally choose to work for less than $100 an hour and this is fairly and clearly negotiated with your employer, then that is, of course, your decision.
Q: How do I audition for jobs?
A: A lot of employers prefer to search the database themselves, but some ask us to audition voices for them. You can audition for voice over jobs currently advertised on the Jobs page simply by calling the job line on 0845 191 0051. Quote the three digit code of the job you're applying for when prompted. Make sure you read the entire script and study the production notes for the script before you begin.
Q: Can you please explain the annual membership option?
A: US Voices Annual membership allows you the full benefits of the US Voices service for a whole year, while at the same time giving you a host of additional features such as a money-back guarantee. For full details see here.
Q: How do I qualify for the money-back guarantee?
A: At US Voices, we are confident that we can help you find work. So, we will offer you a money-back guarantee. Simply supply a full audition for two jobs every week for the length of your 12 months membership. If you are not selected to make the final recording for at least one job during your membership, we'll refund your entire membership fee. Please see terms and conditions for full details.
Q & A's for employers
Q: Do I have to pay to use the US Voices service?
A: Yes. There is a fee to register as an employer.
Q: Why do I need to register to use the site?
A: We ask you to register for the safety of our clients. We need your details so that we can contact you in case of any problems our clients might encounter
Q: Why do I need to log in every time I use the site?
A: We ask you to log in so we can see how you use the site, understand how you use the site and so make sure it works in the best way possible for you and for our clients.
Q: How do I search for a particular voice?
A: There are several fields you can choose to use to search our voiceover database. These are shown on the Search the database page. You can also search on any keyword or words. Simply type in a description of the voice you are looking for in the Keyword search box and our search engine will bring up all the voices that match that description.
Q: How do I contact someone whose voice I like?
A: Our system allows you to send a free text message through to any of the voices on our database. Simply click on the Contact button in a client's database entry and type your message. That way, our clients' details remains secure while you get through to them instantly.
Q: Do I need to inform US Voices when I arrange voiceover work with a US Voices member?
A: To make it easy for you you don't have to let us know. But we'd appreciate it if you did! Then we can better understand how people are using our site and how we can develop it to make it better.