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Moosevoice
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2023 5:31 am    Post subject: What are you? Reply with quote

Aside from Mr. Banks (I'm assuming he's a...'Auditory Raconteur'?) what do you tell people you do?
What do you label your professional endeavor?
'Voice actor'?, 'Voice Artist?', 'Voiceover pro?'

As easy as this is to joke about, I'm actually really curious about, for instance, what you write on your taxes for 'profeasion' or when someone you've just met asks what you do for a living.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2023 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Voice actor is my usual introduction, and if the situation merits I'll list a couple of things I voice. If they're younger I'll mention video games and animation. If they're older I usually say audio books and medical narration.

Earlier in my career I did more production, engineering, and writing so I labeled myself "creative services" with those revenooers. I still do.

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I'm not a Zoo, but over the years I've played one on radio/TV. .
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2023 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my tax form I list either Announcer or Narrator (I can't recall which). If people ask, I try to avoid using the term "voiceover" if at all possible, so as to avoid being quizzed on "how to break into VO." When asked, I start by saying I'm in advertising. If pressed for further detail, or if I suspect there's a potential to get some actual work, I will cop to being a voiceoverist.
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Bob Bergen
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2023 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My tax returns says actor. When people ask, I say voice actor. If they ask what kind of voice acting, I tell ‘em mostly for cartoons. Etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2023 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say "I talk out loud for money ... but that's just till my Only Fans really kicks in."
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2023 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tell people I'm an accountant. No one asks questions.
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BALKY
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2023 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hm interesting topic...

I usually say that I work for a radio station, if they dig deeperm, I say it is a clerical position Smile

If I am interested in continuing the conversation, I may add that I do voice over work every now and then Mostly THEN than now, though LOL
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Mike Paul
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2023 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taxes: Voice Actor
Introductions: Voice Actor, when the day comes where income from that is larger than income from my day job.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2023 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I introduce myself as an audiobook narrator. (On my tax return I'm listed as a actor.)
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