Derek Smith

Derek Smith

Membre depuis 9 années
"Scottish,Authentic,Conversational,Clear,Concise,Announcer."

I am a Voiceover Artist and Broadcaster with twenty years experience,I am also an accomplished continuity scriptwriter.

My voice has been described as Authentic, Conversational, Clear,Consice,Natural, Relaxed, Friendly, Mellow, Positive and Punchy.My style is Informative and Enagaging.

I have Scottish neutral accent but can also deliver most of the other Scottish Dialects and a Southern English accent too.

 Formation

Big Mouth Audio (Michael Groth)
Presenter Promotions (Colin Cobb)
The Radio School (Bruno Brookes)

Travel Channel Voiceover and Continuity Announcer
Biography Channel Continuity Announcer
Radio Forth Newsreader
Living TV Continuity Announcer
STV Continuity Writer/Announcer/Promo Voiceover
BFBS Continuity Writer/Announcer

 Expérience

We've worked with Derek for almost 10 years. As well as being a delight to work with he's utterly reliable and always delivers. Thoroughly recommended.

Max Howarth
RED Facilities, Edinburgh

Derek is thoroughly professional. He has a good range of delivery and is comfortable with a wide range of genres. Overall, Derek is a joy to work with and consistently delivers a high-quality product reflecting the brief.

Scott Reid
Senior Promo Producer, STV

Derek Smith was employed as a freelance Newsreader within the Radio Forth Newsroom for over three years. Derek was always professional in his approach to the job, and i considered him to be a real asset to the station. He was quick and keen to learn, a good communicator, an excellent team player and well liked by his newsroom colleagues.

Paul Robertson
Head of News, Radio Forth

I found Derek Smith to be a personable and eloquent continuity announcer on air for Living TV. I recall that we threw him on air with little training or experience, when one of our regular announcers was taken ill. Luckily for us, and for Derek, he blossomed on air, seizing his 10 seconds of fame between the programmes with great enthusiasm. No mean achievement considering he was speaking live - with no chance of a retake! I would have no hesitation in recommending Derek Smith as a continuity announcer.

Andrew Sharps
Head of Presentation - Living TV


We selected Derek Smith to record voice over for an on-line hospitality training module on the subject of cask ale. In my experience Derek Smith delivered a first class service from beginning to end for us at Flow Hospitality Training. He came across as professional and prompt and was able to adapt his delivery style to suit our business needs. I was delighted that Derek was also flexible when it came to re-records and amendments. Being more than satisfied with the results we will certainly be looking to use Derek’s excellent services again in the future.

Andrew Coyle
E-Learning Developer, Flow Hospitality Training


In my capacity as both Head of Presentation and Head of Television for BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service), I have engaged the services of Derek as freelance broadcaster since 2014. As well as working on occasional, stand-alone voice-over projects, Derek has also been one of our regular junction continuity presenters on our television channels for those serving in HM Forces overseas, which we provide under contract to the MoD.

Derek has provided the majority of his work for BFBS from his home studio and the success in this supply chain has been down to Derek's meticulous eye for detail, consummate professionalism and the fact that he is a fine and versatile broadcaster. Always aiming to please, he takes direction and editorial advice in the manner intended. Derek understands the core value of BFBS and the needs of those watching and listening overseas, he can be trusted in handling what could be deemed as sensitive content and information according to the demands of any particular engagement.

For the reasons given above, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Derek for further employment and I thank him for the contributions he makes to the output of my television services.

Adam Hardwick
Head of Television
British Forces Broadcasting Service
SSVC

 Particularités

Various accents and some charachter voices

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