Authentic, Credible, Reassuring
Duane started his VO career at the age of 16 as the youngest radio DJ in the Seattle market working for 3 radio stations. After graduating from the University of Washington, Duane moved to southern CA and worked weekends at a 50,000 watt Top 40 station while working full time for the Navy. In addition to his engineering career, Duane narrated hundreds of corporate, explainer and e-learning/training videos. After retiring from the Government, he continued his narration services from his home studio and started storytelling in 2019 with audiobooks on Audible having completed 59 books in 9 months and counting. Duane’s voice can be best described as warm and reassuring giving credibility, authenticity and authority to any project.
Accurate, punctual, professional: three adjectives that are not enough to outline the profile of Duane De Salvo. Knowing, even if in part, his professional and human stature implies mentioning dynamism, competence, availability, empathy: this is the professional that I initially chose to give voice to my audiobooks, but who soon proved to be much more valuable by correcting the errors that would have invalidated the success of the story, giving me advice and looking forward to the launch of each new book with me.
Duane offers a voice that exudes credibility, authenticity, and authority. With the power to bring any message to life, Duane is exceptional at taking direction and pivoting from warm and reassuring to real and conversational, and carrying gravitas that can stand up against any production values. A hard worker and diligent talent, Duane would be an asset to any project.
Duane was a true pleasure to work with. He narrated our book, Interview with a Terrorist. My story of being a military interrogator during the Iraq War. Duane was professional and courteous throughout the entire process. He took the time to read the book and highlighted specific terms, names, cities and village names, and other items he wasn’t sure of or thought he wanted to know for certain how to pronounce.
He sent an organized list of questions to us and provided us authors with something we don’t always get, a chance to help make sure the narration was done professionally, and accurately. He was a true pleasure to work with did an absolutely wonderful job telling my story. I’d work with Duane again in a heartbeat, and I encourage you to take a chance on him as well.
A unique professional! Attentive in every detail of his performance which he completes with his excellent voice! Available to take care of every detail that can improve the final work. Very punctual and honest in delivering the requested work. I am delighted and honored to be able to work with him !!! A high level speaker !!!