What are the benefits of participating in the network?
Participating in the ProZ.com Certified PRO Network will provide a powerful new means for top professionals to distinguish themselves as such, through not only demonstration of their unique capabilities (in keeping with published industry standards), but also through peer/client/supplier review and, perhaps soon, verified track records. In time, this network will provide an easier way for top professionals and top companies to meet and do work, particularly when that work has to be done right and is paid accordingly.
What are the requirements for getting certified?
Note: ProZ.com professional membership is required for admittance into the Certified PRO Network for freelance translators and ProZ.com business membership is required for businesses; beyond that, there is no additional charge for participation.
Screening for the network is now continuous. To date there are:
4573ProZ.com Certified PRO freelancers
I'm very honored and I hope that this new initiative will be useful both for us translators, and for our clients.
I applaud any effort to distinguish serious professionals. I think the continuing education part is important in this regard.
Diane Grosklaus Whitty
A great idea with huge potential. I expect it will make a real impact.