Rick Arseneault Voice Overs

Freelance Voice Over Services based in Moncton, Canada.

Careers, hobbies, and knowing the difference

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Here’s a post from Matt Forrest that offers some good advice on how you should view your VO activity. Made me ask some questions about what I do myself.

Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme

My baby! I know several people who record voiceovers from home. They don’t consider themselves professional voice actors and don’t have professional soundproof studios. They’re not bad at what they do, but will doubtful end up voicing the trailer for the next Transformers movie. They record local radio commercials here and there, perhaps a phone greeting now and then, and that’s it.

And they’re happy with that. To them, it’s not a career; it’s a hobby, a past-time, a side gig.

That’s fine.

Others I know love writing children’s stories. They write and write and write, but don’t spend much time revising, editing, or learning how to write.  They might send a manuscript out to a publisher once or twice; when the rejection note comes back, they don’t send anything else out for the rest of the year.

And they’re happy with that. To them, it’s a hobby, a diversion, a creative…

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Author: Rick Arseneault

Freelance Voice Over guy with a passion for the biz, based near Moncton, Canada

One thought on “Careers, hobbies, and knowing the difference

  1. Thanks for sharing, Rick!

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