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My name is David Sakkinen and I am an American male voice talent. Don't be fooled by the Portuguese flag displayed next to my name. I am American, born, raised and educated. I happen to be residing in Portugal while I'm learning the language. I record voice over in American English for video tutorials, entertainment news, explainer videos, story narration, poetry reading, e-learning content, guided meditations and IVR auto-attendant messages. There are samples of my voice below in the portfolio section, the first of which is my audio cover letter. I record, edit and deliver voice content every day. This is my full-time job. I turn around smaller projects within 48 hours and I'm always willing to negotiate specail terms for larger projects and long-term collaborations and am happy to record a short audition sample for your project if you wish to share a portion of your script with me. I'm available now! Let's collaborate!
$25 USD/hr
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  • imagem de Advait S. Male US (American) Soothing Voiceover $496.67 CAD

    “David is a great voice artist who has a very trustable voice that I was more than happy to have him work on this project. He is extremely professional, delivering all the milestones on time and within budget. If you are in search of a good quality, highly reliable, and trustworthy voice artist, I suggest you look no further. I continue to work with David even after the project has officially completed.”

  • imagem de Yao F. elearning voice over talents needed $737.00 USD

    “timely communication and high quality.”

  • imagem de Tim M. Voiceovers for phone system $30.00 USD

    “David was prompt and didn't stop until we were happy. It was a pleasure working with him!”

Experiência

Freelance Voice Talent

Sep 2018

I record, edit and deliver recorded voice in Amercan English on several web-based platforms and indepently. My regular clients include YouTube channels, elearning program producers and marketing agencies. In early 2018, I began recording narrations of literary work. In researching how to improve my product, I discovered the demand for voice content in English and entered the VO marketplace. My first paying gig came in September 2018 and I still record for that client! I now do this full time.

Warehouse Worker and Office Assistant

Jul 2018 - Dec 2018 (5 months)

I started low as a warehouse worker because I am still learning Portuguese. I did speak with sufficient fluency to function well within the company and I had moved up to applying some of my professional exerience internally, and worked on IT solutions for their operation and assisted in the composition or proofreading and editing of documents and correspondence that need to be in English.

Store Manager

Oct 2014 - Jun 2017 (2 years)

Participated in initial setup and organization of a new location. Built rapport and maintained professional business [login to view URL] systems of daily operation. Maintained a positive and efficient work environment. Scheduled and managed personnel. Exercised accounts receivable efficiency. Increased market share. Analyzed local market. Adapted business strategy. Exercised profit and loss analysis. Successfully established business in a new market.

Store Manager -- Commercial Sales Call Center Agent

Jul 2008 - Sep 2014 (6 years)

The store manager responsibilities were generally the same as described above in my Fisher Auto Parts summary, except that the store had already been established by a previous manager and I simply took over operations for him. The call center project was a new build though. The company had not yet established a system for working remotely to promote commercial sales for several stores from a central call center. I was an important part of that development team.

Carpenter, Auto Parts Specialist, Adult Literacy Tutor

Jul 1997 - Jun 2008 (10 years)

During these years I was generally working two part time jobs or had one part time job and was going to school. During summers I had both a job in an auto parts store where I worked evening shifts and weekends, and during the day I was framing houses with a construction company. Fall, winter, spring I was taking college courses and continuing to work in auto parts store nights and weekends. After my education was complete, I filled some of my spare time with work as a volunteer literacy tutor.

Educação

Bachelor of Science - English - Literature - Summa Cum Laude

2003 - 2005 (2 years)

Associates Degree - Liberal Arts and Sciences

1999 - 2002 (3 years)

Qualificações

Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) (2017)

University of Cambridge

This is considered the most highly regarded institution for qualifying teachers of English to speakers of other languages in the world. It is the most internationally recognized certification of this profession.

Massachusetts Tests for Education Licensure (2011)

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

These are intensive tests that qualify individuals to teach in public and private schools in the state of Massachusetts, USA. They include tests of comprehension in reading and capacity for writing on a level suited to working in an academic environment as well as additional tests regarding the subject matter one may wish to teach--high school English, in my case.

Certificações

  • Academic Writing
    85%
  • US English Level 1
    82%

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