Three years of in person and on-line afternoon workshops and panels for Audible.com alongside producers Tim Warner and Kat Lambrix and most recently, fellow narrator, Vikas Adams.
“Having known and worked with Erin for over a decade, as a narrator and university workshop speaker for Audible Studios, I can say for sure that she is the ultimate professional. With her warm, fun and approachable demeanor, alongside her unique background as a director and editor for many years before her decade+ of narrating spoken word audio, she is an asset to any panel or workshop. I’ve always loved working with Erin and hope you will too!“
-Kat Lambrix, Senior Director, Audible
“Erin and Vikas were generous with their time and expertise in the Audible panel for Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design as a whole and our 3rd and 4th year performance students specifically. They shared many of the hows of audiobook narration but also the tangible next steps for students in broadening their education. Beyond the great expertise and perspective they shared – which was excellent, insightful and very warmly received – it was a tremendous conversation for students to have toward the end of term. It was such a nice change of pace to have professionals talking with such excitement about the trajectory of their work in a moment where there is such a great deal of the discourse focused not on the ‘how’, but the ‘if’ around arts organizations surviving past the pandemic”.
–Todd Carmichael, E.D., Strategic Planning and Advancement, Faculty of Communication and Design, Interim Executive Director Ryerson International
Panelist & Workshop Intensive
Panelist: Audiobooks open to all conference participants. Panel- Timothy Warner from Audible, Sonia Vaillant from Penguin Random House Canada & Kim Handysides a VO artist, award winning Audiobook narrator.
Workshop intensive: 3hr intensive workshop with limited (sold out) participation. Actors filled out a questionnaire and were given pieces of fiction or non fiction that they read from and received one on one feedback. The whole group learned together and also got a PP presentation “intro to audiobook narration” as well as a handout covering this material.
“I met Erin Moon at VO north in her intensive and Audiobook panel and haven’t looked back. She is an incredible narrator and coach. Erin is my secret weapon when working on material for an audition or a demo. She is so knowledgeable at parsing the text and figuring out how close you as the narrator should be to the POV of the character. Erin knows how to put the clues in the text together like a puzzle and I always leave a session feeling more confident in my abilities. Oh top of that – I just love listening to her narration! I look forward to working with and listening to Erin for many years to come.”
–Intensive participant Amanda Berry, Vo artist and Audiobook narrator amandaberryvo.com
In 2022 Erin was thrilled to be part of the Audiobook Academy at VO Atlanta.
Erin gave an hour long breakout session on “Casting Your Audiobook: How to Play All the Parts” to online and in person participants. She covered everything from POV in casting to specificity in what she calls “the family of leads” vs the smaller parts, Archetypes, using Laban for character development, how to keep track of everyone, hints in the text and so much more.
Recorded Books Digital
At all of these events over the years Recorded Books Digital division brought me in for reading and Q&A with librarians about the art and process of audiobook narration.
- Spokane, Vancouver, Calgary, North Vancouver, Toronto area
“Over my 15 years at RB I worked with Erin on several occasions as a presenter and a panelist and found her to be engaging and entertaining. Erin can hold together a room full of librarians with charm and wit. She related to the audience by speaking of her experiences. I would recommend Erin as an audiobook expert to appear on any panel or present to publishing industry groups or curious folk just looking to learn more about their preferred reading method of Audiobooks!”
– Bryan Messersmith, former National account Manager Recorded Books.
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch
I held a 2hr PP presentation, Q&A and reading as part of the media arts and free educational programming, open to members of the public. The PP was an overview of how audiobooks work and its growth over the last decade.
North Shore Writers Festival
I was brought in by the North Van Writer association and Recorded Books to be a panelist for their weekend long conference. I presented a PP presentation about how audiobooks work from the actors POV then read 2 pieces from books I have narrated.
- North Shore Writers Festival,Lynn Valley, North Vancouver
“It was a true delight to have Erin Moon at the 20th anniversary of the North Shore Writers Festival! In a session sponsored by Recorded Books, Erin discussed the work that goes into creating an audiobook, from the preparation that narrators take, to the final product, ready for market.
Erin brought tremendous energy and humour for a revitalizing and interesting session-which received rave reviews from many festival attendees!”
– Ehlam Zaminpaima, Program Coordinator, North Shore Writers Festival
UBCP/ACTRA BIPOC VO actors
I taught a 2 hr PP workshop and Q&A on Audiobook narration for BIPOC Union members. Participants received a handout with materials from the PP presentation and any detailed question that came up.
“I can't overstate how wonderful Erin Moon is as a Voice Over workshop leader. Here depth of knowledge is unparalleled and she leads in a way that is clear, fun, informative and empathetic. People hoping to learn about VO work at all levels would be hard pressed to find a more gracious, knowledgeable and inspirational teacher. After taking one session on audiobook narration with her, I was able to book my first narration job for a series of books featured on Audible.com. Simply put, Erin Moon is one of the best workshop leaders in the biz.”
- Omari Newton Professional Voice Actor and coach
Mistress class Webinar
I was brought in by the two creatives of Mistress Class webinars and female lead VO. Interview style we covered questions sent in my participants and answered any questions that came up in the moment. Due to demand it was replayed a month later!
“Erin was incredible addition to our roster of guests and did a fantastic job of inspiring our community while setting realistic expectations. She spoke eloquently but managed to make the information extremely accessible and prepared a number of resources for our audience. Her understanding of storytelling is truly unparalleled and her passion for narration is contagious!”
- Rhona Reese, Co-Creator Mistress Class, VO Artist, writer/producer/actor and Adrienne Lindsay, Lindsay Productions Ltd.
I can’t overstate how wonderful Erin Moon is as a Voice Over workshop leader. Here depth of knowledge is unparalleled and she leads in a way that is clear, fun, informative and empathetic.