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

what yesterday was like for me

I’ve been one of the “Mind the Gap’ voices on the London Underground since 1999 – I’m one of the people who says things like “the next station is…“ and “please stand clear of the doors.” I was chosen to do the job after my voice tested positive with commuters and…

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how to make reading credit examples fun!

How to make reading credit examples fun! How much do I love reading credit examples?  As much as I love KitKats which is a very great deal indeed.  There’s something about reading a credit example that’s the vocal equivalent of bungee jumping.  Once you’re in the middle of it, you’re…

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“when it comes to…”

When WHAT comes to what?? Often commercials open like this:  “When it comes to conservatories / cheap meat / luxury spa breaks, you need look no further than Our Fantastic Company blah blah blah…” It’s as if this little phrase acts as a springboard from mindless nothingness into the sumptuous…

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the truth about working alone

I worked alone for years For years I worked alone in the lonely garret I call my studio.  I was the ashen-faced wraith staring longingly out of the attic window at all the sociable people.  (I don’t actually work in an attic.  I said that for dramatic effect because I…

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my sedentary lifestyle

My sedentary lifestyle Being a voiceover isn’t a physically taxing job. I spend hours every day either hunched over my computer or baying into a microphone, and both scenarios involve me spending a considerable amount of time sat on my equally considerable arse.  And Reader, this is a worry.  If…

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