Sonya Francis

Freelance Audio Editor & Voiceover Freelancer

1623
Location:Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/sonyafrancis
0
Kudos
4.5
2 Skills
Ask
Rate/Hr
I have a wide variety of experience...

2000-present
Partner / Professional Voice Talent
CFS Productions
Sioux Falls, SD
Own a 50% share in this growing video production firm and provide voice talent for a variety of the company’s projects, with an emphasis on long-format industrial videos.

1999-2000
Professional Voice Talent / Audio Producer
Dakota Video and Post Production
Sioux Falls, SD
Handled audio production for commercial accounts and provided voice talent on a contractor basis at this award-winning video production company.

1998-1999
Professional Voice Talent
CBS Real Estate Co.
Omaha, NE
Produced hundreds of voiceovers for commercial and residential property listings on a contractor basis for customers requesting female talent.

1997-2005
Professional Voice Talent
Target Audio
Omaha, NE
As one of the company’s most requested female talents, provided voice work for Target Audio’s “On-hold Messages” product on a contractor basis.

1997-1999
On-air personality / Public Service Director
KRSZ Radio, Journal Broadcast Group
Omaha, NE
Dominated the Arbitron ratings in my daypart, the revenue-critical afternoon drive slot at KRSZ Radio, a 100,000-watt commercial station in Omaha. In addition to the on-air shift, handled a full load of standard commercial production, remote broadcasts, appearances at station-sponsored events, etc, and served as the station’s Public Service Director, coordinating all aspects of the station public service function, and producing or supervising production of all PSAs.

1995-1997
On-air Personality / Public Service Director
KRRO Radio, Midcontinent Communications
Sioux Falls, SD
Handled the important mid-day timeslot at this 100,000-watt commercial radio station, again leading the Arbitron ratings for key demographics in my daypart. Also handled a full load of standard commercial production, remote broadcasts, appearances at station-sponsored events, etc. Simultaneously served as the station’s Public Service Director, coordinating all aspects of the station public service function, and producing or supervising production of all PSAs.

1994-1996
Mass Communications Curriculum Consultant / Radio Broadcasting Instructor
Meyer Vo-Tech Technical College
Sioux City, IA and Sioux Falls, SD
Served as a consultant for this community vocational/technical college in the design and implementation of the Radio Broadcasting component of the College’s new Mass Communications curriculum; played a key role in securing accreditation for the program from a national accreditation institution.
As a teacher, provided experience-based, hands-on instruction in a variety of courses in the Radio Broadcasting curriculum to vo-tech students seeking a solid foundation for future employment in the industry.

1987-1995
On-air Personality
KSEZ/KMNS Radio, Sage Broadcasting
Sioux City, IA
Consistently achieved top Arbitron ratings in my daypart, preparing and presenting a daily 4-hour show in the important mid-day shift at this 100,000-watt commercial radio station while also handling a full load of standard commercial production, remote broadcasts, appearances at station-sponsored events, etc.
My Training
BA in Philosophy and Mass Communications, 1991
Morningside College
Sioux City, IA

I have been working in the communications industry for 22 years. I have been doing professional voice overs for the entire period, in addition to doing on-air work for 13 of the 22 years. There is no better training for voice work than to have this kind of a resume in addition to formal training through education.

My Studio Equipment
I do most of my voicework and production on a Mac-based system using a MXL 960 mic and ProTools audio editing in my own studio. Professional contacts acquired throughout my extensive experience in the indstry also afford me access to other professional studios in my area should a particular project require something different than the specifications that I am able to provide with this equipment.

I have a wide variety of experience...

2000-present
Partner / Professional Voice Talent
CFS Productions
Sioux Falls, SD
Own a 50% share in this growing video production firm and provide voice talent for a variety of the company’s projects, with an emphasis on long-format industrial videos.

1999-2000
Professional Voice Talent / Audio Producer
Dakota Video and Post Production
Sioux Falls, SD
Handled audio production for commercial accounts and provided voice talent on a contractor basis at this award-winning video production company.

1998-1999
Professional Voice Talent
CBS Real Estate Co.
Omaha, NE
Produced hundreds of voiceovers for commercial and residential property listings on a contractor basis for customers requesting female talent.

1997-2005
Professional Voice Talent
Target Audio
Omaha, NE
As one of the company’s most requested female talents, provided voice work for Target Audio’s “On-hold Messages” product on a contractor basis.

1997-1999
On-air personality / Public Service Director
KRSZ Radio, Journal Broadcast Group
Omaha, NE
Dominated the Arbitron ratings in my daypart, the revenue-critical afternoon drive slot at KRSZ Radio, a 100,000-watt commercial station in Omaha. In addition to the on-air shift, handled a full load of standard commercial production, remote broadcasts, appearances at station-sponsored events, etc, and served as the station’s Public Service Director, coordinating all aspects of the station public service function, and producing or supervising production of all PSAs.

1995-1997
On-air Personality / Public Service Director
KRRO Radio, Midcontinent Communications
Sioux Falls, SD
Handled the important mid-day timeslot at this 100,000-watt commercial radio station, again leading the Arbitron ratings for key demographics in my daypart. Also handled a full load of standard commercial production, remote broadcasts, appearances at station-sponsored events, etc. Simultaneously served as the station’s Public Service Director, coordinating all aspects of the station public service function, and producing or supervising production of all PSAs.

1994-1996
Mass Communications Curriculum Consultant / Radio Broadcasting Instructor
Meyer Vo-Tech Technical College
Sioux City, IA and Sioux Falls, SD
Served as a consultant for this community vocational/technical college in the design and implementation of the Radio Broadcasting component of the College’s new Mass Communications curriculum; played a key role in securing accreditation for the program from a national accreditation institution.
As a teacher, provided experience-based, hands-on instruction in a variety of courses in the Radio Broadcasting curriculum to vo-tech students seeking a solid foundation for future employment in the industry.

1987-1995
On-air Personality
KSEZ/KMNS Radio, Sage Broadcasting
Sioux City, IA
Consistently achieved top Arbitron ratings in my daypart, preparing and presenting a daily 4-hour show in the important mid-day shift at this 100,000-watt commercial radio station while also handling a full load of standard commercial production, remote broadcasts, appearances at station-sponsored events, etc.
My Training
BA in Philosophy and Mass Communications, 1991
Morningside College
Sioux City, IA

I have been working in the communications industry for 22 years. I have been doing professional voice overs for the entire period, in addition to doing on-air work for 13 of the 22 years. There is no better training for voice work than to have this kind of a resume in addition to formal training through education.

My Studio Equipment
I do most of my voicework and production on a Mac-based system using a MXL 960 mic and ProTools audio editing in my own studio. Professional contacts acquired throughout my extensive experience in the indstry also afford me access to other professional studios in my area should a particular project require something different than the specifications that I am able to provide with this equipment.
Skills (2) Rating
Audio Editing
Voiceovers