Welcome to Dutch Voiceover
Hello, I’m Saskia, a Voice Over Artist based in London, currently working for A&E Networks as well as doing freelance Dutch and English (European) Voice Overs.
I trained as an actress and started working in radio & television because it was such a great environment to gain experience in. I could combine all the things I like: acting, reading, doing voices, foreign languages, video and sound design.
I started out as a Classic FM Presenter for the Dutch Breakfast Show and then the transition into TV followed. I love animals, so the next job for National Geographic was perfect!
Over the years I’ve gained a lot of experience and worked for many different TV channels, companies and international brands. I like to approach every project, however big or small, with an open mind to make sure it really comes to life.
It’s my job to make sure that your story sounds exactly as you imagined it and that we have fun creating it!
Voice overs come in all sorts of styles and require a wide range of skills, the most important thing is that you sound authentic and believable. Whether it’s in Dutch, English or another European Language, I can provide voice-overs for all of the following:
- Corporate Videos
- Audio Tours
- TV Promotions
- Film Trailers
HOWEVER: Sometimes requests are a little more crazy “Can you talk like a boy puppy?” or be Celestia the little pony? From a puppy to My Little Pony, just ask…
I have been many different voices over the years!
I’m also involved in a conservation project on the island of Corfu, helping to breathe new life into Old Perithia, a historic, heritage-protected village located in a valley just below the island’s highest mountain.
With its cobbled streets and semi-ruined houses, the atmosphere in Old Perithia is peaceful and friendly. When you visit the village, it literally feels like you are stepping back in time, with yiayias (that’s greek for grannies) preparing the fresh vegetables or cooking lunch and where the feta cheese really does comes from the sheep that roam the mountains. A village where time has almost stood still but where visitors and travellers are welcomed and can find a place to stay and rest their head on a luxury feather pillow in Saskia & Mark’s B&B The Merchant’s House.
So when she’s not in the studio you can probably find her somewhere around the square of Old P, chatting to the locals, learning about their traditions and helping them to restore the village to its former glory.
Old Perithia is like a little secret you don’t want to tell anyone about, but has now had some media attention including a visit from The Daily Telegraph, ITV (A Tale of Two Islands) and more recently the wonderful travel blogger Jamie Richtofen which are all helping it’s restoration.
English – International
I have spent many years working in front of a microphone and in addition to my Dutch and English voiceover projects, I also work closely with several Television channels, including History, Crime & Investigation as well as advertising agencies to direct TV and Radio promos, documentaries and commercials.
A little direction can make a big difference to the end product.
“He was acting a role rather than playing the part.”
Every script should achieve two main objectives: reach the right audience and get the message across. It can take a lot more creativity to make a commercial fly, it’s not simply a case of reading the text.
If you need help to find the right voice for your TV channel, or if you are looking for a linguistic director for your project, please get in touch and we can discuss your ideas.
Professional Voiceover & Direction Services
Like what you see and hear?
Saskia is a person who really tries to understand her clients’ needs and wishes and shows a great sense of creativeness and flexibility.
A Joy To Work With
Saskia is a joy to work with. She has a thoughtful and professional approach, versatile delivery and, importantly, is great fun to have around!
Multi-Talented & Experienced
Saskia is far more than just a great voiceover artist. She is multi-talented and is an experienced, intelligent and tenacious producer and organiser as well. Saskia understands both the creative and business aspects of the industry, and she works hard to provide her clients with what they need. When you give Saskia a job you know she will deliver 100% – and then something extra on top.
Thanks for your efforts, your VO and the sound quality was top notch!
The Voiceover is perfect. Thank you!
Humour and talent
Saskia is one of the most knowledgeable people within the industry. She has the capability of delivering immaculate results in limited time, bringing out the very best in the people she works with. She encourages individual development and growth, with bags of support and empathy. And all that whilst being warm, funny and a wonderful all-round person with a refreshing approach to life. I have learned so much from Saskia, and hope to continue to do so. Knowing her and working with her is truly inspiring.
A Real Asset
Saskia has been a real asset for our Benelux channel launches. She really pays attention to the detail and it is great to work with someone who really cares about their work. The added bonus is that she is easy going and fun to have around.