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Former CNN Broadcaster Gives College Students New Voice


By Lin Parkin

January 13, 2012

Connecticut-based voice actor Paula Lin is using her expertise to help Gateway Community College continuing education students enter the world of voice over (VO). Building on the success of an introductory VO class she planned and helped launch this fall, Lin is teaching two new courses on the subject starting in January.

Intensive Introduction to Voice Over offers aspiring voice actors an overview of the creative and business processes involved in starting and managing a career in the VO industry. Lin will also help her students test and develop the vocal skills needed to record tracks for professional use. Classes will be held between January 21, 2012 and April 21, 2012.

Intermediate Voice Over, runs from February 11 to May 19, 2012. In this class series, Lin focuses on helping students gain experience with script reading and copy analysis. Through more intensive practicing, she will help her pupils build on their strengths and identify the best genres to target as they launch their VO careers.

Lin was the driving force behind the creation of the VO program at Gateway Community College and taught its first class series this fall. Introduction to Voice Over had full enrolment and was very well received.

Susannah Eldridge said of her experience, "Paula Lin is a wonderful teacher! She established from the beginning an environment of respect and appreciation for each student. She was direct, tactful and helpful in giving feedback during our practice sessions and gave us a glimpse of her own experience in voice over in a variety of settings. We're fortune to be learning from an established professional in the field who is eager to share her wisdom and know-how with eager beginners!"

This is not Lin's first foray into the field of teaching. She taught voice-over and copy reading at the CSB School of Broadcasting. About sharing her experience in the VO industry she says, "Instructing keeps me on my toes, and helping to groom the future talents in the world is exhilarating!"

Paula Lin is the founder and President of The Definitive Voice & Word, LLC, a successful VO and editorial business. She is also a multi-award-winning broadcast journalist.
Lin's professional affiliations have included: CNN, Reuters, Public Affairs Group, Washington Convention Center Authority, Montgomery County Public Schools, Peach State Public Radio, National Public Radio, Atlanta Public Television, and various New York - tri-state radio stations.

Lin was recognized as one of the National Association of Professional Women "2010-2011 Women of the Year."

For more information about Lin's voice over classes download the 2012 Gateway Community College Spring Program.

To learn more about Lin's voice over business visit her website at:

About Paula Lin

"Paula T. Lin is a successful voice over artist and multi-award-winning broadcast journalist. She is also an editorial consultant. Lin's motto is "Need a Voice? Here's Your Choice! The Definitive Voice at Your Service!" With that motto comes a promise: "Remember, the Definitive Voice & Word, when Read or Heard, Leaves Your Clients Shaken & Stirred!"â„¢ Her web site is

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