Press release:Laid-off Microsoft Worker Enjoys New Career as Voice Over Artist

Professional award-winning Voice over artist Jeffrey Kafer find success months after being laid off from a 10 year career at Microsoft.


PRLog (Press Release)
Jun 22, 2009 – After a successful 10 year career as a video game test engineer at Microsoft, Jeffrey Kafer’s position was eliminated in January of 2009. Since then, he has successfully transitioned into a full-time professional voice over artist, a hobby he pursued while at Microsoft. In 2008, he won the acclaimed Voicey Award for Best New Voice.

Kafer, has performed voice overs for such companies as Capital One and America Online, as well as and Most recently he has recorded commercials for Penguin Windows, The Portland Area Radio Council, and the Billy Graham Evangelical Association.

Recently, Kafer ( was signed on as a featured audio book narrator for Books in Motion, a Washington-based audio book publisher. He has narrated 5 books in the past 4 months including the audio book version of Kronos, by Jeremy Robinson which was nominated for a prestigious PARSEC award, given to excellence in podcasting.

“Nothing kick-starts the transition of a hobby into a career like not having a steady paycheck. Thankfully, I can record all manner of voice-overs from my home studio and deliver to clients all across the world”, said Kafer. “I’ve done commercials, video games, messaging on hold, audio books, real estate tours, and e-learning module narration since my position at Microsoft was eliminated. I certainly miss aspects of my previous job, but I find it incredibly satisfying to be fully in charge of my career. And scary at times, too. Not only can I be proud of the successes I’ve had, but if I fail, then the blame lies squarely with me as well.”

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About Jeffrey Kafer Voice Overs: Jeffrey Kafer ( is a voiceover artist, actor, and audio producer based in the Seattle suburb of Monroe, WA. He has been heard on numerous TV and radio commercials, and also performs voiceovers for animation, corporate narration, documentaries, audio books, podcasts and messaging on-hold (MOH).

Companies like Noggin Labs, and Bright House Networks have chosen Jeffrey Kafer Voice overs to be the voice of their projects.


About Jeffrey Kafer

I am a Seattle-based voice over artist specializing in audiobooks, but also working in corporate narration and commercials. You can find me at View all posts by Jeffrey Kafer

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