ProZ.com membership benefits

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ProZ.com is the Web's largest community of translation professionals, and the world’s leading marketplace for translation services. For freelance translators and translation company owners, ProZ.com is a highly-effective channel for meeting new clients and obtaining paid work. ProZ.com is also a great place for industry professionals to network and collaborate with colleagues. ProZ.com members benefit from access to a terminology archive of over 2 million terms, a real-time terms help network, online and in-person skills training, networking events and much more. ProZ.com provides tools which allow professional translators to further differentiate themselves on the market— for example, the Certified PRO Network, which is a network of pre-screened professionals with even greater networking, collaborative and work opportunities.

At the center of ProZ.com are ProZ.com members. ProZ.com membership is what makes each feature you will find on the site possible. By supporting the site with their membership, ProZ.com members are also investing in their businesses, since membership provides heightened exposure to new clients and unrestricted access to all of the tools and opportunities available.

This list details some of the specific benefits of full membership at ProZ.com. The ProZ.com site team serves members by continually adding value to ProZ.com membership, providing tools and opportunities members can use to expand their business and improve their work, while networking and having fun.

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Full (Professional) membership

  • Front-page exposure on ProZ.com (photo required) in the "Featured translator" area.

Advertisements

  • Members see fewer ads, and see ads only related to the business of translation.

Blue Board

  • Members have unlimited access to records and posted feedback (non-members pay 50 browniz points/50 cents per record).
  • Members can track outsourcer records.
  • Members can submit applications in response to outsourcer calls for applications.

Certified PRO Network

  • Members may join the Certified PRO Network. Non-members may apply, but need to maintain membership in order to form part of the network.

Clients

  • Members benefit from high visibility on the ProZ.com site, and also benefit from ProZ.com's high ranking in search engines, making them much more visible to potential clients than non-members.

Community

Contests

  • Members can compete in translation contests.

Directories

  • Members are shown in the first layer of directory results.
  • Members can batch email up to 100 candidates from the results of directory searches.

Directory text ads

  • Text ads are a member-only feature. Full members may also trade browniz points for text ads, at a rate of 10 browniz per impression in the freelancer directory, and 50 browniz per impression in the agency directory. (A minimum outlay of 4000 browniz is required)

Events

  • Members receive special pricing for in-person events.
  • Free access to virtual events (non-members pay a fee).
  • Members may propose and organize their own virtual events, with ProZ.com providing the platform and support for free.

Exchange

  • Can respond to member-only exchange posts.

Forums

  • Members post without vetting.
  • Members can request the creation of private forums as they need them (for use in coordinating with teams, for work and for fun).

Hosting

  • A free basic hosting package is included with membership (members may purchase an advanced hosting package if needed).

Invoicing

  • Members have unlimited use of the invoicing platform (non-members can create up to 5 invoices free).

Knowledge

  • Members can submit calls for articles.
  • Members can make contributions to articles.
  • Member articles can be featured on the home page.

KudoZ term help system

  • Can calculate position among leaders.
  • Member names are clickable from the KudoZ leader board.
  • Members can instantly update caches of point totals shown in leader board, their profile, and throughout the site at will (normally only updated once per day).
  • Members can ask 15 questions per day (rather than 5), 60 questions per week (rather than 20).
  • Members can request a waiver of their question limit.
  • Members can direct questions to private groups/teams.
  • Members can create member-only questions.
  • Members can respond to member-only questions.
  • Members can direct questions specifically to answerers who meet criteria of native language, language pair, and field of expertise.
  • Members can mark questions as private.
  • Members can see detailed statistics on their own KudoZ activity.
  • Members can term search without specifying language pairs.
  • Member names are shown as clickable next to their terms in the KudoZ Open Glossaries (KOG) and term search results.
  • Members can save their settings in web term searches.
  • Members can search questions using flag/filter criteria.

Posted jobs

  • Members can access member-only jobs.
  • Members have unlimited quoting on posted jobs.
  • Members' quotes on posted jobs are shown to job posters above those of non-members.
  • Members are invited to Turnkey jobs first.
  • Members may post jobs without vetting.
  • Members can view aggregated rates data ("Community rates").

Networking

Teams

  • Members can create and manage teams.

Referrals

(Referrals appear in the profile and are controlled from the "Settings" tab)

  • Members have full control over referrals (non-members' profiles may have automatically-generated referrals shown when the profile is viewed by search engine visitors).

My lists

  • Members can create unlimited lists with 100 members to a list (non-members can create up to 2 lists with a max of 25 per list).
  • Members can send group messages to selected list members.

Site guidance

  • Priority is given to helping members get more out of the site (guidance is not refused to non-members, however).

Powwows

  • Members can propose/organize powwows.

Profiles

  • Members can hide the top navigation menu in their profile.
  • Members can view profiles without the top navigation menu.
  • Members can display a "member since" date in their profile and throughout the site.
  • Members can view the data collected under the "Visitors" tab.
  • Members can add up to 3 custom tabs to their profile.
  • Members can force a default view for profiles (standardized/personalized).
  • Members can control search engine settings for their profile.
  • Members can upload CV files up to 2MB each.
  • Members can show up to 5 language pairs shown in the "Working languages" section of their profile (if they work in that many pairs).
  • If only 1 native language is declared, it is shown as verified in member profiles.
  • Members can request staff vetting of all messages sent to them through their profile.

Support

  • Member requests receive priority support, and are attended to before non-member requests.

Translation industry reports for freelancers

  • Members have full access to the Translation industry reports which are published annually. These reports look at current trends affecting freelance translators, and how they are dealing with them.

Translator Group Buy TGB

  • Members receive discounts on group buys (the ProZ.com member price through TGB is the lowest price on the planet).


Translators scam alert center

  • Members can subscribe to the scam alert center (all alerts or a weekly digest) to get updated and relevant information on scammers targeting translators and interpreters.


Translator Organizations

  • Members can contact organizations directly through the database.


Corporate membership

  • Corporate membership includes all of the benefits of full (professional) membership.
  • Corporate members are shown in the first layer of results in the directory of translation companies.
  • Corporate members may add employee accounts to theirs, which inherit some membership benefits (for example, in job posting without vetting).
  • Corporate members have access to vendor management tools:
    • Build and manage vendor databases
    • Export vendor and candidate lists
    • Post and manage jobs via the advanced directory
  • Front-page exposure on ProZ.com (photo required) in the "Featured Corporate Member" area.
  • Corporate members have access to support by telephone.

Questions? Need help? Have a suggestion?

Just contact site staff using the online support system if you have any suggestions, questions, or if you need help with using ProZ.com.

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ProZ.com membership benefits

Ana Escaleir (X) Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 09:53
French to Portuguese
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ProZ.com helped me to become an excellent professional translatorOct 20, 2011

How?

training, PRO Certfied Network, lots of job, networking, etc.

If you wish to become a translator, ProZ will make a huge difference for you.

Cheers

Ana Escaleira
www.anaescaleira.com


 

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