So I’m standing at the school gates the other day, and this, smiley-bubbly-type girl I often chat to, but don’t really know, is standing nearby. I’m busy showing my new business card to a friend. Smiley-bubbly-type girl, asks what I do for a living and when I say ‘voice over’ she is genuinely shocked. “I didn’t know you did that,” she says. And to be honest there are loads of people that I’m acquainted with in everyday life who have no idea what I do for a living. Even the ones who do know (and that includes my friends), have no real idea about what being a voice over involves. Sometimes they ask. And I try and answer in a manner that makes some kind of sense to the average human being. ‘I do radio & tv ads,’ I venture but their vacant smiles and polite nodding heads speak volumes. ‘Yeah right course you do’ is what they’re thinking. Or that’s what I’m thinking they’re thinking. Well whatever…That’s what I do – radio and tv ads. And loads of other stuff too. And as of today I’m going to write about it. There’ll be no more bemused and mystified faces my friends. Next time you meet a voice over you’ll know everything. Lucky you.