Narrator Update – Caroline Miller

Eargasms Narrator Spotlight Update Caroline Miller

 

Besides audiobooks, I have been busy with other voice over projects – I specialize in medical narration and political quick response messaging, so my days continue to be interesting and busy!
– 25 books released in 2015

Web: carolinemiller.net

Twitter: @CCMvo

Facebook: Caroline Miller Voice Overs

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-miller-a082b6b

Reviewers can check out this page for free review copies:http://carolinemiller.net/free-reviewer-copies/

Giveaway: winner’s choice –

Fairfield Amish Romance – Boxed Set

The Journey

Margaret’s Ark

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17 Responses

  1. Mary C. says:

    Has anything surprised you in your medical narrations?

    • I continue to be amazed at the workings of the human body. I find it really interesting. One thing that is also interesting (and sometimes frustrating!) is the lack of agreement by medical professionals on quite a few pronunciations – some are regional differences. some have multiple correct ways and it’s ends up being the client’s preference.

  2. LilMissMolly says:

    Congrats on the 25 releases! You are new to me so I’ll be on the look out for one of your book narrations!

  3. Sophia Rose says:

    Medical narrations! That would be a challenge.

    Happy New Year!

    • It is challenging, but that’s one of the reasons I like it. I was doing a project on-site for a client recently and got through a really difficult paragraph with lots of long medical terms in one take and the guys in the engineering booth were cheering. I do feel like I learn a lot, too. Happy New Year to you!

  4. nrlymrtl says:

    Between the medical narrations and the work you’ve done on narrating non-fiction histories, you must be full of interesting trivia. So, the biologist in me has to ask: what’s the grossest or most disturbing fact you know?

    • Great question! With the medical information and thumbing through my illustrated medical dictionary, I’m often going “whoa…I never even thought of something going so horribly wrong like *that*!” I recently did a non-fiction book on the history of vigilantes and lynching in the USA and that was very disturbing. Many of the ideologies that were behind vigilantes and lynch mobs echo throughout today and parallel some recent events and I found that quite disturbing.

  5. julied says:

    Do you find it easy to go from medical narration to romance

    • When I go between different projects, a mental break is definitely required. We talk about this in the audiobook community: how best to change gears to sound authentic. While I’ll often work on one book at a time, it’s not uncommon to have more than one going and certainly other shorter projects come up while I’m in the middle of a book. I might be narrating a cozy mystery, jump to a medical project that has a shorter deadline and then get a request to do a quick turnaround political voice over or audition for another project. Besides mentally changing gears, I also try to physically step out of my home studio – take a quick walk, respond to messages and…brush my teeth. A lot of us narrators feel like that is a tangible action that helps to end one project and begin another. To switch back to fiction, I’ll listen to a bit of what I last recorded and take a moment to get back into the flow of the story. It’s all about compartmentalizing and I’ve gotten pretty good at that.

  6. Margaret’s Ark sounds like a different read for me, but one I’m adding to the TBR Mountain. Happy New Year!

    • It was a bit different, but I enjoyed both the story and the format. The characters were easy to slip into and the dialogue felt authentic to me. I also found myself hoping for a sequel. I hope you enjoy it!

  7. Susan T. says:

    Medical narration sounds like one of the most challenging genres! Do you have a background in medicine that has helped you with the pronunciations? Are these recordings aimed at medical students?

    • It is very challenging and very interesting and I’ve happily developed a niche in doing medical narration. I do not have a science background – my degree is in journalism. It’s a matter of breaking the word down to make it pronounceable while still making it flow so it sounds as natural as possible. What’s frustrating is to nail the medical terms and then flub an easy word at the end! Many of the recordings are aimed at those studying for something in the medical field – nursing, med school, techs. It might be an online course with demonstrations and I narrate the steps in a procedure, or a chapter summary of a textbook, or, as I did recently, a medical glossary, so the listener can click on the term and hear the pronunciation. My niece was studying for a high school science class recently and the study aid was something I had narrated – a surprise for both of us when she heard my voice!

    • Thanks for the kind words, Terri, and thanks for reviewing my books! I loved the Cue Ball Mysteries, too, and so enjoyed working with the author, Cindy Blackburn. (Great news on that front, Book 5 – “Five Spot” is now published, which hopefully means the audiobook will follow soon. I really liked the characters and miss them after narrating four books! It’s a fun genre and probably one of my favorite to narrate. Social media has definitely allowed for greater connection between authors, narrators, and listeners and is helpful in allowing people to discover and connect with each other and with other ideas in ways they maybe would not have otherwise. 2016 looks busy!

  8. Hello Caroline! Wow you have had a busy year! Do you feel the social media aspects have been a plus to the audio sales? I have read / listened and reviewed several of your narrations> I loved them all too! You are such an entertaining lady! I think my favorites narrated by you are the cozy mysteries. I loved the Cue Ball Mysteries! How do you see 2016 shaping up so far?

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