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

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Voiceover ethics – a shortcut to hypocrisy?

Is it ever right to refuse to work for a company you don’t fully approve of? Read more here.
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The creative challenge of Spotify

For voiceovers and copywriters the medium of Spotify offers an interesting creative challenge. Emma explores the world of the online audio ad.
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Emma gets appy…by becoming a man

Emma’s working on a new iPhone app and in the process has had to become a man...read on for more.
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“Could you stop doing that funny pause, please?”

Why was Emma doing a “funny pause” in a script...and why was it essential to her very survival??
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Cutting edge discussion: how to say road names in a commercial

What’s the protocol on the pronunciation of road numbers? Or is it all swings and roundabouts?
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Unaccustomed as I am…

Emma’s won an unusual award. Intrigued? Read on...
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Translate these phrases into actual English and you’ll win a prize!*

Ever had a crazy begging email from a complete stranger? So’s Emma’s friend’s friend. Read it and wee. Lolarious. *Just to be clear, when we say ‘prize’ we mean ‘nothing.’
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Excuse me, would you like to rent my mouth?

Life as a voiceover isn’t all about on hold scripts and urging shoppers to buy discounted meat. Occasionally the odd gem pops up, anyone for erotic funwear? Read this article I’ve written for Sabotage Times.
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Some of Emma’s clients

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“The perfect delivery. Every single time. Guaranteed. And always up for a brew and some cake.”
Chris Stevens, director, Devaweb
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“Emma is the best. I have no hesitation in recommending her for any voice over – she can handle anything.”
Mike Wyer, BBC