Derek Botten | Voice Artist

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Since 1979, Derek Botten has made a living with his voice.  With a 5 star rating on and Top Rated status on Upwork, he excels at radio and television voice work, audio books, explainer videos and e-learning projects, corporate narration and characters for cartoons or games. 

They are only words on a page until he brings them to life!

Derek’s skill set is remarkably versatile. Exuding trust and competence one moment, he can pivot effortlessly into off-the-wall character reads, and touch just about every base in between. From conversational guy next door to earnest executive, Derek can bring your script to life. I’ve already added Derek to my personal casting roster, and you should too.
— Award winning Voice Artist & Coach - J.Michael Collins

What some happy customers have to say ...

I hired Derek to produce my first audio book, a short fiction work measuring about 2.5 hours of recorded time. The book had multiple characters, men and women. He did the entire recording himself and did a nice job representing the different characters based on feedback I gave him ahead of time. He was prompt, professional, and responsiveness to a few minor changes I requested. He provided the files in the exact format that I needed to publish through ACX. Great job.
— Voice talent & producer for an ACX audio book project ("Killing Time")
This is the second time we’ve used Derek’s voice talent and once again he delivered excellent work very quickly. Highly recommended.
— Logan Kritz
Thanks so much Derek! Great job on this project!
— Kayla Gouthro - Aug 31, 2017
Incredible job!!! Thank you so much for all of your hard work on this project :)
— Emily Campbell - Aug 23, 2017
Derek did a great job. We will certainly hire him again.
— Craig Carter - Jul 11, 2017
Great read and fast turnaround. Thanks, Derek!
— Paul Nangle - Jun 20, 2017
Excellent work - very professional, with very fast turnaround! In addition to having a great voice, Derek as very conscientious about reaching out with questions to clarify the work, and did a perfect job with the recording, the first time.

Elaine Basler - Aug 31, 2017
Great to work with. He was very fast and understandable with re-recording stuff.
— Christopher Carson - Aug 29, 2017
Derek did an excellent job on this voice over, with an unbelievably quick turnaround. Will definitely hire again for future projects.
— Logan Kritz - Aug 17, 2017
Great voice, turnaround, and communication. Highly recommended!
— Paul Reiss - Jul 4, 2017
Derek was great... response is quick.. feedback excellent... strong feedback from clients...REALLY Appreciate is professionalism.
— Robert Barber
Solid professional & person. Great job.
— Tom Glod
Derek is AMAZING to work with!
— Grant Thomas - Jul 11, 2017
Great working with Mr. Derek Botten. Timely and considerate.
— Shawn Oyler - June 1,2017
Reviews - Operation: Cosmic Teapot audio book

**This was a really fun book to listen to! Derek Botten was the perfect narrator.

**Mr. Botten has an easy to listen to voice and narrated at the perfect pace.

**It had me laughing out loud at many different parts and the narrator did an excellent job.

Fantastic Job! Thank you for all your hard work! It was such a pleasure to work with you!

Cole Pearson

Oct 4, 2018

Derek was awesome, he nailed the read and it was a lighting quick turnaround!! Highly recommend!! Thanks!!!!


Oct 2018

With this project, Derek really stood out head and shoulders from the crowd - it wasn't just your standard corporate voice over. This job required some real thought and understanding of requirements, and Derek nailed it. Highly recommended.

Oct 2018

  • Derek is really awesome to work with. Definitely work with him again. Highly recommended.

  • Oct 2018

    Derek is a real professional. Fast and precise. I look forward to working with him again!

    Jul 2018

    Extremely good VO artist and very fast delivery! Great job!

    Jun 2018 - Jul 2018

    Derek is a true professional in a crowded voice over market. Was a pleasure to work with. Will use again.

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