Audiobook Narrator,
Actor

DEMOS

FICTION / PARANORMAL

Psychic Reading

FICTION

Rural Southern

FICTION

New York Male / Female Dialogue

FICTION

French Accent

FICTION

Comedy / Romance

FICTION

Childhood Memories

FICTION / MYSTERY

Where Am I?

NONFICTION

Medical Health

FICTION / MEDICAL THRILLER

Psychopathic Thoughts 

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SHORT STORY/ CHILDREN

Cajun Accent

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FICTION / THRILLER

Husband Lies to Wife
Male / Female

STRENGTHS

Accents for Primary Characters

American English
Southern
General British

Accents for Secondary Characters

Cajun
YAT
French
Neutral Chinese
Australian
Indian
Latin American
I am a fast learner of new accents

Skills

Medical
Anatomy

I AM PUMPED TO NARRATE

Medical & Psychological Thrillers, Women Sleuths, Non-Fiction, Memoirs, Medical, Self-Help

ABOUT

“Sporty, spirited and undaunted. A sparkle of youth within the glow of maturity.”

Melissa Kay Benson is an audiobook narrator and actor in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has performed in over fifty stage productions in the New Orleans area and was nominated for a Big Easy Award for best actress in a comedy. 
Melissa began using her acting skills in audiobook narration in 2019 and was hooked from the start. She especially loves narrating psychological and medical thrillers, suspense and mystery, detective and crime novels, and memoirs of strong women.

She was a myofascial therapist for fifteen years and she now uses that experience to help other audiobook narrators with improving their posture and health in the booth.

She is a Masters CrossFit athlete and believes that keeping our bodies strong can sustain the surprisingly, physical aspect of narration.

What is #BoothHealth?

I use my 15 years of experience as a medical myofascial therapist to educate fellow narrators on posture, breathing, and easy habits to stay healthy in the booth.

TRAINING

Melissa has participated in multiple forms of thespian training through community theatre, workshops, classes, and intensives, from early childhood through the present.

She is a graduate of Sean Allen Pratt’s Nonfiction Audiobook & Business Coaching Course.

She was trained in professional voice over and audiobook narration by David H. Lawrence, XVII of Los Angeles, CA., completing courses in voicing fiction, non-fiction, digital and internet, documentaries and E-learning, project management, business and more.

Melissa has attended workshops from New Orleans to New York City in audiobook narration and business management.

Equipment

Studiobricks One Acoustic Booth

Neumann TLM 102 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

PreSonus Studio 26c Audio Interface

Izotope RX Audio Repair Tool

Coached With

Helen Lloyd

Sean Allen Pratt

Andi Arndt

PJ Ochlan

Don Baarns

Johnny Heller

Scott Brick

Paul Alan Ruben

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