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Helen Ashton


IDEA Associate Editor Helen Ashton trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating with Distinction from the master’s program in Voice Studies. She specializes in Speech and Dialect, which she teaches at Drama Centre London and the Birmingham School of Acting. She has coached actors on accents for audition, screen, and stage. Helen works with business people through Powerful Communication Associates, and has designed and taught bespoke Accent Softening courses for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. Helen is committed to helping people from all walks of life to communicate expressively and with ease. She also holds an MA with First Class Honors in History from The University of Edinburgh.