NDAs, secrets and confidentiality


Me, now.


You know that thing people do when they’ve got something really interesting they’re bursting to tell you but then they say they can’t for legal reasons and end up coming across like a bit of a berk? Well Reader, I’m afraid that’s me.

A few months ago I became involved in a project I’m really proud to be part of. But I’ve not been able to say A WORD about it. A few days after I was asked to take part, I had to sign a hefty NDA. This has meant that since then I’ve not been able to say anything about it to anyone other than people who had to know.

Sometimes projects have to be treated with absolute confidentiality. When intellectual property is involved, commercial secrets have to be very closely guarded. This is very much part of a voiceover’s job, to keep things quiet. Sometimes we voice some sensitive information that our clients have paid a lot of money to research, create and develop. And they don’t want it blabbed about, hence the need to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements.

But in the not too distant, I’ll be able to spill the beans about Project X. The embargo will soon be lifted and I’ll be able to talk about it without sounding like a very bad spy.

I’ll keep you posted.




“could you do it in the style of the m & s food commercials?”

Between the Ears – a programme for BBC radio 3

why i sound different in real life

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