When talking to people about what they do for a living, I've found that folks (often) have no clue as to what 'voiceovers' are. lol...It happens all the time. I mean, really, it's not one of those mainstream jobs that everyone aspires to:
"I'm a doctor"; "a fireman"; "in law enforcement"; "finance"...etc.
"What do you do? "
"I do voiceovers."
"Voiceovers? Cool...uhhh what's that?" lol
That's usually about the same time when I"m asked..."Where are you from?" lol
Voiceover; voice over; or, voice acting is the phrase associated with hearing someone speak and not being able to see who's doing the speaking. Whether it's live or recorded (notice I didn't use 'pre'? lol). I point out radio and TV commercials; documentaries; animations; on-hold messages and any other recorded material where you don't actually see the person speaking: That's voiceover.
Then...I usually get: "...yeah...now I can hear it, just by the way you're talking."
by Rich Brennan