I hope you are all doing great! I have recently started the process to get my ProZ.com PRO Certificate as a translator since I am a PRO member now.
This made me think about how certifications are so important for translators and interpreters. They can actually make the difference between getting or not getting a job.
Many clients look for a “seal of approval” that makes them feel more confident about who they are hiring.
And it’s not just ProZ.com, other freelancing platforms are following. Upwork recently announced that you needed to get your identity badge, otherwise, in the near future, you won’t be able to bid on projects. Their process is a lot easier, you just have to upload a photo of a government ID (in my case I used my passport) and have a short video call with one of Upwork’s customer service representatives. Easy!
ProZ.com is a bit more complicated, but their customer service representatives are helping me along the way.
What do you think about getting certifications? Which ones do you have? Which ones would you like to have? Let’s start a conversation!