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:
4843ProZ.com Certified PRO freelancers
I believe it is a good way to present highly qualified people to prospective clients, and make them feel reassured that they are dealing with professionals who will have their best interest in mind.
I look forward to seeing it develop into a real and beneficial resource for professional translators, and I hope I can contribute to it as well.
It is an honor to be a member of this group and I look forward to contributing to this program.