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Voice-over Jobs: Where do you draw the line?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

March 15, 2006

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Save yourself sleepless nights by setting the rules for your voice acting career in advance.

As a professional voice talent or voice actor, have you turned down work because it was against your moral, ethical, or religious beliefs?

If your gut or conscience tells you not to record for a particular business or project, listen to that voice inside your head and your heart. When you stay true and make decisions abiding by your beliefs, you cannot be false to any other person, and most importantly, you remain true to yourself.

At InteractiveVoices, we have certain policies in place regarding the types of jobs we approve and deny, following a code of ethics and morals based upon a Christian (biblical) view. That means that we don't approve jobs that contain profane, adult, racist, or slanderous content.

It's difficult sometimes to hold your own, but the rewards are always more bountiful than you can imagine. Taking the straight and narrow path (or, the road less traveled), is integral to your worth as a professional voice actor, member of a family or community, and as an individual person.

Here's some inspiration to take with you from Robert Frost (1874-1963) about the road, and perhaps the internal struggle he took in 1920.

Best regards,

Stephanie

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The Road Not Taken

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


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