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Welcome to Emma Clarke’s global soapbox – the antidote to modern living, encapsulated in a series of freewheeling rants.

A hotpot of Northern reads

  I'm a proud, passionate northerner. I was born in the north and I live in the north. Cut me, and I bleed Manchester caviar. But for my work, my natural flat vowels are oft shunned in favour of Estuary English. One customer didn't even realise I was from Manchester!…

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Portraying heartbreak

As one of the first commercials I recorded this year I was asked to voice this ad for a divorce lawyer. (January is boom-time for divorces, apparently). My brief was to sound heartbroken, scared and desperate. I was also asked to sound as 'real' as possible. This was challenging as…

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Handy political sound effects

In these febrile political times, me and funnyman colleague Rich Sweetman thought it'd be handy for producers everywhere to have a range of sound effects to use, should the need arise. So herewith, a stock of MP-type noises for your delight. Listen and enjoy/weep. Want to hear some more stupid…

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