Delivering authentic, conversational, and believable reads.

There’s an art to crafting an idea into a story and reaching audiences with your message. Dennis has the attributes and skills of a successful voice talent in abundance, but the areas he excels in are eLearning and Explainer videos. Given his extensive background in university teaching and creating educational content for international university courses, Dennis’s expertise in eLearning isn’t really a surprise. But it’s important to understand that there’s much more to eLearning and Explainer voiceovers than just knowing how to read educational material out loud. It’s a specialised niche in voiceover, which requires a high level of proficiency and skill.

As a skilled eLearning and Explainer voiceover talent, Dennis knows how to present the material in an engaging manner that helps to ensure that your audience will return for more. Dennis works with instructional designers, content developers, corporate training professionals, and marketing and communications specialists to deliver the perfect balance of intelligence, authority, warmth, and clarity to every eLearning project. His years of guiding and engaging international audiences as a university lecturer are what help to make him the expert in the eLearning narration industry.

Dennis’s broadcast-quality home studio consists of a custom-built, professional-grade, double-walled, soundproofed voice booth.

  • Sennheiser MK 4 Condenser Microphone
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface
  • Adobe Audition software

Recordings can be fully edited upon request, and clean audio files can be provided in a variety of formats, including mp3 and wav.

Dennis can set up directed sessions using Skype, Zoom, Google Meets or Source Connect.

How it began

Born and raised in London, England, Dennis immigrated to Canada in his late teens. He completed his B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature at the University of Toronto.

After a 3-year stint working as an Editorial Assistant and writing news stories at the CBC National Radio Newsroom, Dennis embarked on an international career as an English Lecturer, teaching at universities in Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.

During these years of growth, he earned his PhD in English and Creative Writing. He eventually returned to Canada, where he now teaches at the University of Waterloo.

Working as a voiceover allows Dennis to harness his cosmopolitan experience of multi-disciplinary teaching in various international settings as well as his skills as a communicator, teacher, and creative storyteller.

Dennis' voiceover journey began when the IT company ApplyBoard hired him to create a suite of eLearning onboarding and training videos.

Although he had been hired as a Learning Content Writer, they quickly realised that he had an instinctive talent for voice over. They thought he was perfect for voicing the narration of their eLearning and training modules. And so, he was invited to be the voice for the same scripts that he had written days before.

Dennis has a passion for language and creativity. He's powerfully committed to developing an empathetic understanding of people and the range of human experience in all its diversity. He brings this passion, creativity, and empathy to all voiceover work.

His experience writing news scripts for the CBC, scripts for podcasts and corporate training videos gives Dennis an understanding of the tone and register appropriate for eLearning and explainer videos.

His background in academia and familiarity with the specialised vocabulary of science and technology allows him to read  documentaries, technical and medical narrations, training films, corporate training, and educational content with the confidence and informal ease that makes learning fun and easy to understand for listeners.

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