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Karen Commins
Location Atlanta, United States
Experience Level
26-70 Audiobooks
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Karen’s Roles
  • Producer
  • Full-service production
  • Narrator
Karen’s Skills
  • Accents
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Biography
  • Camtasia
  • Chick Lit
  • Comedic
  • Consulting
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Evernote
  • Fiction
  • Flute
  • Grammar
  • Harp
  • History
  • Home recording
  • Marketing
  • Musician
  • Mystery
  • Narrator
  • Nonfiction
  • Oboe
  • Photoshop
  • Piano
  • Pro Tools
  • Research
  • Romance
  • Southern accents
  • Teaching
  • Technology
  • Thriller
  • Writing
Description
About Karen

Compelling. A professional voiceover talent since 1999, I now work almost exclusively in audiobooks. I prefer clean reads and specialize in performing cozy mysteries. Since I’m an Atlanta native, books set in the South and/or starring Southern characters are a natural fit for me. I love to laugh and have a great sense of humor, so I especially shine in comedic reads. I also have excelled in narrating sweet romances and legal thrillers, along with biography, history, self-development, and other Non-Fiction titles. I bring the emotion in the subtext into each word. Committed. I’m an Audible Approved Producer who ... more has produced and recorded over 50 titles in my custom-built studio. In addition to earning a BA in Broadcast Journalism, Magna Cum Laude, and an MS in Computer Information Systems, I have completed extensive specialized training in voiceover and audiobook narration technique, as well as digital audio production using Pro Tools software. I have taken beginning courses in Spanish, French, and German, and I study accents as needed. I have a director and editor for every project. Communicator. I like to say, “You can’t spell Communications without Commins!” Even in my previous IT positions, my strong communications skills were highly praised. Not only did I manage large-scale systems and projects and keep everyone well-informed, but I frequently taught people how to use their computers and software. As a narrator, I love interpreting the words on the printed page and creating a pristine recording that allows today’s ultra busy people to take a mental vacation. In addition to writing articles on my blog and elsewhere, I’m also known for being a leading curator of information about the audiobook industry. less

Featured Works
  • Divas Do Tell cozy mystery
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    Genre(-s): Fiction - Thriller/Mystery
    Gender/Age: Female - Adult
    Base Accent: American
    Dialects: American - Southern
    Keywords: Southern, dialogue, comedic
  • Quantum computing - information tec
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    Genre(-s): Nonfiction - Business
    Gender/Age: Female - Adult
    Base Accent: American
    Dialects: American - Standard
    Keywords: technology, computers, non-fiction, business
  • Dirty Harriet - chick lit
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    Genre(-s): Fiction - Comedy
    Gender/Age: Female - Adult
    Base Accent: American
    Dialects: American - Standard
    Keywords: Comedic, chick lit
  • Road to Tara - biography
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    Genre(-s): Nonfiction - Bio/Memoir
    Gender/Age: Female - Adult
    Base Accent: American
    Dialects: American - Southern
    Keywords: Biography, Southern, non-fiction