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 full professional membership is required for admittance into the Certified PRO Network; beyond that, there is no additional charge for participation.
Screening for the network is now continuous. To date there are:
4184ProZ.com Certified PRO freelancers
I think that translators need a stronger definition as a professional group and this program supports that goal.
Everyone in the group seems so enthusiastic, and rightly so. It is perhaps the first stage in regulating the profession.
Astrid Elke Witte
The ProZ.com certified PRO network is great. Another member asked me to team up with her as a translator-reviewer couple for one of her new clients... I think it will be nice to work with her.