MiVT: Jennifer Doig

Published: Feb. 19, 2018 at 1:18 PM EST
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In her job, it's better to be heard than seen. The soundtrack she provides is made right in her South Burlington home.

Before Jennifer Doig stepped up to the microphone, she was sitting down, reading stories to her daughter, Isla.

Reporter Scott Fleishman: How long as she been reading you books?

Isla Doig: A long, long, long, long, long time.

"It wasn't really until I started reading a lot of books and stories and different things that I kind of discovered it and got into it more," Doig said.

After getting laid off from an IT job, Doig decided to be a stay at home mom, with the hopes of eventually finding another career path. About a year-and-a-half ago, she saw an ad for a voiceover class. "It just felt like the right thing to do," she said.

Now Doig has started her own

at home. "Part of recording the audio files afterward is that you have to edit them. Sometimes that involves piecing together different takes and different parts," she said.

After recording sample reads, Doig edits them and sends them out to companies. She also has a website where people can check out demos and request her services. "The key is finding your spot and what you're good at. You don't have to be this perfect announcer voice you hear before a blockbuster film or something," she said.

She has voiced podcasts and local TV spots that air in other parts of the country. The opportunities in this field are endless. "Anywhere you see a voice and don't hear the person -- the sky's the limit," Doig said.

There's no story too long or script too short for Jennifer Doig. Her work is giving a different voice to what's Made in Vermont.