By Stephanie Ciccarelli
July 28, 2006
Dita Jansen's holidays in England and France paid royal dividends in voice-over work.
Midway through her 20-year career as a program director at a national Dutch television station, Dita Jansen was required to narrate features and documentaries. Upon hearing her warm, clear voice, colleagues started lining up, requesting Dita to narrate their projects. As a result, Dita's voice was heard almost daily on national Dutch television for a number of years. After realizing her talents for voice-over, Dita started pursuing the craft part-time, recording commercials for television and radio stations, telephone system recordings, documentaries, medical narration, and other technical pieces.
It soon became obvious that voice-over talent flowed through her veins. Dita's ambition to embark fully in the field of voice-over led to her official resignation from the national Dutch television network in 1993. Dita has been recording professionally ever since, providing companies with voice-overs in Dutch, French, German and English, recording on average 25 jobs per month. Dita's business clients span around the globe, including Dutch, American, and European clientele.
One of Dita's specialties is recording for telephone systems in four languages, Dutch, French, British English, and German. This is a skill that not many talents possess and is a valued service offering in European countries.
Dita's charm and pleasant attitude toward her work is apparent in all that she does. She feels that it is a privilege to make a living by using her voice and counts herself among the fortunate.
Dita Jansen has always loved languages, particularly French. Visiting England and France after completing her education helped her to develop her linguistic skills, and the practical foundations gained abroad still serve her today, even more so through the Internet and at Voices.com.