Oh, But I Don’t Just Talk-the-Talk

Sumara MeersThe voice is a powerful tool. It has the power to engage, excite, educate and motivate your listeners. Whether you’re advertising a product, creating an explainer video, teaching a course or answering callers’ questions, you need to choose a memorable voice that pops.

That’s where I come in. As an Australian voice over artist with an international voice, my job is to bring your text to life, communicating your message in a way that truly connects with your audience. Oh, and happiness is guaranteed.

Sometimes it’s nice to know you’re working with a human being and not just some voice-over robot somewhere in the interwebs… so I’ll introduce myself. I live in a big old small-town corner shop in the country (driving distance from Sydney and Canberra) with my partner, kids and cats. I regularly practice yoga and meditation and love reading, gardening, music and films.

In a fast-paced world where time is money, I know you need more than just a great sounding voice. You need a professional actress you can rely on. Someone who takes her work seriously but knows how to have a laugh.

I have always loved acting and the entertainment industry. Before I became a voice over artist I worked in many areas of the entertainment industry, from acting to stage managing and lighting operation through to teaching children’s drama classes and classes for adults with intellectual disabilities. I see voice acting as another creative outlet and invest myself fully in every single project. Your script matters to me and I make sure you absolutely love what I do with it.

I have a degree in theatre and have been taking courses at the NIDA Open Program over the last 20 years covering stage, screen and voice acting. My intro to voice acting was with the fabulous Ric Herbert and Amy Longhurst in Sydney, and in 2019 I had the privilege of working with VO superstar J Michael Collins for voiceover coaching and professional demo production. It won’t end there. I love learning and will never stop studying acting, voice techniques, accents and anything else that will help me to keep developing and refining my skills as a voice artist.

I’ll also bring to the table…

      • Down to earth, ego-free attitude
      • Ability to adapt and be directed
      • Nimble & efficient approach
      • Upbeat, friendly and open-minded personality
      • Slick systems and processes for a smooth turnaround
      • Natural intuition for bringing the right character or tone to the script
      • Excellent sight-reading skills
My home voice over studio has had the full acoustic treatment and has been rated as “professional quality” by the Audio Ninja himself, Jordan Reynolds. Hardware includes my beloved microphones – a Shure KSM32 and a Rode NT2a – and the beautiful red Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 audio interface. Your files are edited and produced to broadcast quality using Adobe Audition software. Let me know if you’d like to direct me or take care of the processing yourself, connect with me live using Source Connect or ipDTL.

Let’s MAKE THIS HAPPEN today →

What Are Real Customers Saying? 👀

And now I’ll cede the floor and let my wonderful clients tell you how they’ve benefitted from my voiceover services:

You’ll have your project completed quickly…

Sumara is a total pro and great to work with. Killer instincts and comic timing. If you need Aussie talent, I can’t recommend her highly enough!  

~ Destiny Howell, Audio Drama Producer.

Sumara’s professionalism, speed and service is exceptional. Creating a client animation in a short timescale is challenging and Sumara quickly recorded our script to a superb quality and was flexible enough to provide various samples and amends to ensure our client was delighted. Sumara is thoroughly recommended by the animation team at Inky Thinking. Thank you!  

~ Tom Russell, Inky Thinking.

Sumara was a life saver! Her timely work turn around and professionalism is second to none. Despite the tight deadline, she managed to get us the VO for a video we worked on within three days. Sumara will always be one of our go to people for everything VO related.

Ali Okailey, Sanctuary Labs.

Thank you so much for the super quick turnaround! It has been a true pleasure working with you and I am already looking forward to the next project we get to work on together.

Jerry McCoy, Project Manager, Blue Sky eLearn.

I got in touch with Sumara to record an e-learning course and we are very happy with the results. She is a very professional voice talent who meets your needs and deliver the final work very fast. I am sure we will work with Sumara again in the future!

Alex del Solar, WelcomeNext.

Highly recommend Sumara for her voice talent and prompt work.

~ eLearn Australia.

Sumara has a great voice and is always a pleasure to work with. She takes direction well and always turns around audio fast. 

~ Aaron Matthews, Creative Fix.

You’ll hear your written words come to life…

Sumara perfectly captured the tone and the mood we wanted to achieve with our film trailer in her audition tape. We knew immediately we wanted her voice. We highly recommend her services!

Lorraine Varela, Independent film producer.

Holy holy holy…I am gobsmacked and like a child!! You read that so brilliantly. I could feel your wish for it…like me…like so many of us. Goosebumps…total goosebumps. It’s like you are in my soul.

Asta Lander, Scottish Australian Artist, Poet & Animal friend.

You read it so beautifully! You brought exactly the right amount of humour and ironic distance.

Maggie Burns, Author.

It has been great working with Sumara over the years. She is professional, friendly and importantly; has a great voice! Thanks again for all your hard work Sumara 🙂 

~ Bernard, Red Empire Media.

I’ve worked with Sumara on several productions at East Coast Studio. She makes collaboration easy, never fails to have a positive approach to the content and successfully brings scripts to life with an energetic delivery, and gives rapid turnaround as an extra bonus! 

~ Martin Franklin, East Coast Studio.

Sumara is a very talented VoiceOver artist. She understands all guidance provided and immerses herself in the narrative she’s presenting. I’m extremely content with her work. Shop with confidence! 

~ Prime Perspectives.

You’ll get complex technical concepts explained easily…

After working regularly with Sumara for around 8 months now, I felt it was high time to highly recommend her skills as a talented voice over artist. Sumara is my ‘go to’ artist for most of my technical pharmaceutical elearning modules. She easily wraps her tongue around complicated medical terminology and delivers a smooth, calming and professional voice over. I have continued utilising her skills, as I’m confident of the outcome. A fast turnaround means that projects are delivered on time, I couldn’t do without her.  

~ Carol North, Yes eLearning.

You’ll enjoy on-budget, responsive and accurate voiceovers…

Sumara had the skill we needed without any real input. Her first take of both reads were perfect to the point where we didn’t need revisions. Such a pleasure working with someone of this caliber.

~ Arush Naithani, Stupidmen Skincare.

Sumara is a great voice talent and a professional freelancer. Has delivered great work, on time and on budget. Very recommended.

Igor Yurenkov, Carazo Enterprises.

I worked with Sumara recently remotely for a Mondelez project. She was professional, flexible and very responsive. The job was done smoothly in time and client was quite happy. I have only good things to say about her. And I look forward to working with her in the near future!

Jasmine Huang, Producer at ID Creations.

The voice recording was exactly what I wanted – first time. Difficult medical terms were handled perfectly. A great person to work with, amazingly fast turnaround and great service. My first choice for future work.

Carl Gibson, Department of Health.

Very easy to work with and provided a really high quality end product. Thanks Sumara.

Clare Rhodes, Identitii.

It has been a pleasure to work with Sumara. She has provided quality work and was very transparent in communicating the status of the recording. Would highly recommend.

~ Sasha, Rosekin Cosmetics.

Working with Sumara was a great experience and we will for sure work with her again! Very professional, talented and responsive. Just the way we want it! 

~ Elias Othitis, e-audio productions.

You’ll work with a professional who also knows how to have fun…

I had a lot of fun working with Sumara. She really brings the project to life! What to expect when working with Sumara – well, she will bring a full arsenal of different voices so you have a lot to choose from/work with. She will give you feedback. And lastly she’ll provide you with a fun experience that you’ll never forget. I would highly, highly recommend! Sumara, I hope we work again soon!

Brian Zabrycki, Buffalo You Up Podcast.

Sumara is very professional and knew exactly how to narrate my book with just the right amount of expression in all the right places. Sumara’s skills were extremely well developed, carefully ensuring she fulfilled my request at all times. Her advice to me was so appreciated and very accurate. I would recommend Sumara for any narration that may be needed and I wouldn’t hesitate to employ her again.

Helen Townsend, Author, Violence in a Box.

I can feel Sumara’s positive energy and joy through her voice. I hired Sumara for my mini project video, and loving her work! She’s professional and provides quick turnaround time for the work. I will definitely work with her again in the future!

~ Lin Wong, eLearning designer.

Aside from her beautiful voice, Sumara was an absolute treat to work with! She was timely, professional, kind, and produced a fantastic final product that the client was extremely pleased with. I highly recommend Sumara for any kind of voice over project. 

~ Jerry McCoy, BlueSky eLearn.

Sumara is a very professional voice talent, with a beautiful and sweet voice for any recording. She works very well and we feel very comfortable when hiring Sumara for recording an e-learning training or a corporate presentation. 

~ Alex, Welcome Next.

Sumara is our go to person for Australian voice-overs. She is wonderful to work with, responsive, professional and flexible. I highly recommend Sumara.  

~ Richard Delanty, eLearning designer.

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