Michael S. Spence, PhD

Award-winning Voice Talent with track record in podcasts and audiobooks.
Experienced Communications Specialist with outstanding language, spelling, and grammar skills; meticulously attentive to detail; committed to clarity, readability, and accuracy; adaptable, with good interpersonal skills; a team player practiced in collaborating with internal and external contributors.


  • Oral interpretation, fiction and non-fiction
  • Audiobook narration and production
  • Editing and writing
  • Proofreading and copyediting
  • Web content management
  • Web page design
  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Quickly learning new technology

Professional Experience


  • Produced audio scripts for podcasts including Tales from the Archives: The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, The Astral Audio Experience, Scott Sigler Audiobooks, and J.C. Hutchins’s 7th Son
  • 2014 Parsec Award finalist, “Why the Sea Is Boiling Hot,” Tales from the Archives: The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences (written, Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast [Short Form])
  • Won renewal of Grace College and Seminary’s contract with the Indiana Department of Corrections, providing Grace’s degree programs in the State prison system
  • Won recognition of Meharry Medical College’s “I Have a Future” teen pregnancy prevention program through a Daily Point of Light Award
  • Drafted Bible encyclopedia articles for Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Increased funding for Grace College and Seminary by producing major grant and gift proposals to corporations and foundations
  • Currently writing and selling science fiction and fantasy short stories

Voice Work

  • “Ignem in Terram” (written and narrated), Tales from the Archives: The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, forthcoming
  • Chris Lester’s “Whispers in the Wood,” The Metamor City Podcast (principal character; 2010 Parsec winner, Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama [Long Form])
  • “Scott Sigler’s Infected from the Triangles’ Point of View” (2007 Parsec nominee, written and acted), Scott Sigler’s Infected (also provided telephone feedback introductions)
  • “Wakeup Calls,” J.C. Hutchins’s 7th Son (written and narrated)
  • “Distinctive,” Christiana Ellis’s Pickle Tales (written and narrated)
  • Cast, Jim Perry’s Star Wars: Code Name Starkeeper (acted, 2009 Parsec finalist, Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama [Short Form including Independents])
  • Cast, The Empress Sword by Paulette Jaxton
  • Cast, Cybrosis by P.C. Haring
  • Cast, Predestination and Other Games of Chance by J. Daniel Sawyer


  • Created, edited, copy-edited, and proofread book and Bible material for Thomas Nelson
  • Edited and proofread Grace Institutional Advancement projects such as annual reports


  • Provided proofreading and copyediting services to the Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust to produce short-story anthologies as ebooks
  • Proofread corporate financial documents (XBRL, HTML, and typeset) for submission to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Web and PR

  • Designed and wrote copy for Grace College and Seminary’s Institutional Advancement website
  • Wrote public-relations articles for Grace magazine and assisted with other PR activities
  • Assisted Meharry Medical College president with op-ed articles and correspondence

Employment History

  • Consulting Writer–Editor–Voice Talent (2004–present)
    Self, dba MARS Creative Projects, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
  • General Business Clerk (2018)
    CBRE, Inc., Edina, Minnesota (via Randstad Staffing)
  • Data Entry Specialist (2017)
    3Wire Group, Osseo, Minnesota (via Randstad Staffing)
  • Proofreader 2 (2013–16)
    Merrill Corporation, St. Paul, Minnesota (via Randstad Staffing)
  • Grant Writer (2004–7)
    Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana


  • Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
    Note: Ph.D. studies involved

    • Considerable writing experience; ability to communicate advanced concepts in language understandable to the general public
    • Ability to manage information between documents and evaluate differences between sources
  • M.Div. magna cum laude and Th.M., Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN
  • A.B., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ


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