Kim Handysides

Kim Handysides

Membro à 7 anos •
"Clear, warm, fresh, conversational"

Versatile and directable, I can do sultry sounds, full-on retail, gravitas or whimsy and make your ad sound spot on. Whether your TV, radio or web promo needs a warm, sexy, clear or sincere commercial read, I'm your girl. Heck, we may even win awards together!

I have a predilection for eLearning. Perhaps because I've done over a thousand of them. I'm equally comfortable with corporate, professional material and engaging educational lessons, but I'm particularly excellent at medical and pharmaceutical presentations. (With the Grey's Anatomy vocabulary to prove it)

I also have lots of experience with the conversational, natural reads so popular for explainer videos, voicing warm and friendly telephone services and creating fun or evil characters for videogames.


How long have you got? I've had:

One on one Voice Training: J. Michael Collins, Pat Fraley, Debra Toffin, Paul Bario, David Tyler
Workshops & Classes: Kurt Kelly, Marc Graue, Rodney Saulsberry, Harlan Hogan
10+ years in local, regional & national radio & television stations
B.A. Communication Studies (with Honors) University of WIndsor
Kim also works as a voice coach for Syllables Studio & guest voice teacher at Dawson College in Montreal


Recent National commercials include Danone Yogurt, Hershey's Chipits, Weight Watchers, Tinder, Remax, L'Oreal, MacDonald's
Business customers: ATT, SUNY, Pfizer, BMS, Brother, Microsoft, Astra Zeneca, General Motors
Telephone: Novartis, Blackberry, Laurentian Bank, Adam Health
Games: Ubisoft, EA, Gameloft, Zynga
Audiobooks: SC Mitchell, There's No Such Thing as Werewolves, 15+ children's audiobooks

Awards: CANNES Animated Short, Communicator (multiple), Bessie, (+ Actor role in one Academy award nominated film)


With a background in journalism, acting, writing and production, I can offer full audio production services through my studio, Beau Talks. I also can provide, copyediting, writing and/or translation (French to English and vice versa) and direction.

Thousands of TV/radio national, regional and local commercials, thousands of e-learning programs and modules (excellent medical/pharmaceutical vocabulary), audiobooks (fiction/nonfiction), documentaries (single shows and series), webinars, dubbing, versioning (V/O's overtop other languages in character).
Former journalist, national cable weatherwoman, radio dj, news anchor, reporter, producer.

Writer: romance novel, magazine & newspaper articles, corporate scripts, web-based films