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:
4188ProZ.com Certified PRO freelancers
So far I'm impressed with quality and detailed level of thought and feedback people are putting in, plus the fact that people are motivated by what's good for the industry rather than their own self-interest.
I think that translators need a stronger definition as a professional group and this program supports that goal.
I like the participative setup, and appreciate having the opportunity to be involved in developing this initiative.