As a freelance translator, where do you want to go next?
ProZ.com membership can help take you there.
ProZ.com Membership is a no-brainer…
If you’re a professional translator wanting to:
- Appear in the first set of results in the ProZ.com directory.
- Collaborate in a network of over 500,000 translators across 190 countries.
- Generate inquiries from prospective clients, even as you work.
- Enjoy full access to the Blue Board™ -- the industry's leading database of outsourcers.
ProZ.com Membership Benefits
ProZ.com members meet new clients at 4 times the rate of non-members.
Members appear before all non-members in the directory.
Outsourcers that post jobs see quotes from members first.
Members can submit quotes to member-only jobs. Over half of all job postings are restricted to ProZ.com members for at least twelve hours.
Invaluable risk management through the Blue Board™ helps you to avoid working with the wrong outsourcer. Learn More
See only translation related advertisements.
Host powwows (casual meetings of site users that live near each other).
Easily create, send, and track invoices online at ProZ.com. Learn More
Exclusive access to content and networking opportunities at ProZ.com virtual conferences, the largest gatherings of professionals in the industry. Learn More
Members are eligible for discounts on a wide variety of ProZ.com training sessions and also enjoy periodic discounts on software, tools and ProZ.com conferences.
Track visitors to your profile.
One Professional Membership,
Two Service Packages to Choose From
- All Standard package benefits
- Cash and identity-related profile fields and validation
- Library of training material
- "Basket" of goods and services from ProZ.com partners
- Advantages in client channels external to ProZ.com
- Simple, recurring payments
Welcome new members!
Ioanna Merope Ippiotis
Italy (Италиански на Английски)
(Френски на Английски)
Russian Federation (Английски на Russian)
(Английски на Испански)
(Френски на Английски)
(Английски на Испански)
Italy (Френски на Италиански)
Enrico Antonio Mion
France (Английски на Италиански)
(Френски на Испански)
Greece (Италиански на Унгарски)
Rafael de la Figuera Von Wichmann
Spain (Английски на Испански)
(Корейски на Английски)
Russian Federation (Английски на Russian)
(Английски на Portuguese)
(Russian на Английски)
United Kingdom (Английски на Немски)
(Японски на Италиански)
(Английски на Корейски)
Italy (Английски на Френски)
Chiara De Santis
Italy (Холандски на Италиански)
Pays-Bas (Френски на Холандски)
(Български на Иврит)
India (Испански на Английски)
United States (Английски на Френски)
(Portuguese на Английски)
United States (Английски на Италиански)
Michael Martin, MA
United States (Немски на Английски)
Greece (Английски на Гръцки)
South Korea (Английски на Корейски)
Partner with us – go Plus
- Plus is a new membership package that will be released on November 15th, 2016.
- Pre-register and partner with us to help make the Plus vision a reality.
- The Plus package will include an on-demand library of professional development material, a "basket" of goods and services from ProZ.com partners, cash and identity-related profile fields and validation, as well as advantages in client channels external to ProZ.com.
Listen to ProZ.com Founder and President Henry Dotterer
talk about the new Plus package vision.
Compare Service Package Options
|Terms research and assistance|
|Full benefit of ProZ.com's high rank in Google and other search engines|
|Priority rank in the directory|
|Access to member only jobs|
|Full access to the ProZ.com Blue Board™|
|Quotes seen first by outsourcers|
|Track visitors to your profile|
|Enjoy periodic discounts on software, tools and ProZ.com conferences|
|See only translation related advertisements|
|Eligible for discounts on a wide variety of ProZ.com training sessions|
|Exclusive access to content and networking opportunities at ProZ.com virtual conferences|
|Easy image uploading in the forums|
|Cash and identity-related profile fields and validation|
|Library of training material||
|"Basket" of goods and services from ProZ.com partners||
|Advantages in client channels external to ProZ.com||
The 2016 ProZ.com Grand Prize Giveaway
With your membership purchase or renewal, you get entered for a chance to win:
- An Apple Watch every Friday, starting on International Translation Day
- A brand new Nissan Juke at the end of the year
- MUST HAVE A COMPLETE PROFILE (all "required" sections) TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN.
Journey Down the "Open Road"
See who the winners have been and read about their own "Open Road" freelancer stories.
Biljana was the winner of the first Apple Watch drawing! Read about her experience on the Open Road of the freelance lifestyle.Sept 30
Marjon is the second winner of an Apple Watch! Learn how she is staying on the right side of the open road.Oct 07
Congratulations to Mac for winning the third Apple Watch! Stay tuned for his interviewOct 14
This drawing will happen at midnight GMT-12, Friday Oct. 21. Make sure you're entered for a chance to win!Oct 14
What are the prices for each service package?
The regular prices for the Standard and Plus packages are USD $120/yr and USD $180/yr, respectively.
During the launch promotion, the packages are being sold at the discounted rates of USD $109/yr and USD $149/yr.
Am I correct in understanding that the Standard service package will include everything that is available in membership today?
So nothing at all will be taken away?
So if I choose the Standard package I will be paying less and getting the same thing I have been getting?
Will members who choose the Plus package have advantages in the traditional ProZ.com directory over those who choose the Standard package?
No, a member will still be a member; there will be no change in directory positioning resulting from the introduction of service package options.
Will members who choose the Plus package have a different badge / ribbon from those who choose Standard?
No. Same ribbon.
I'm considering the Plus package and I am evaluating the extras. Please explain what is meant by "new client channels external to ProZ.com"?
The internet is going the way of the cloud, and in principle cloud technology presents the opportunity for the ProZ.com team to take steps to promote the services of ProZ.com members beyond the confines of ProZ.com. Imagine an LSP or client using, say, a mobile app to access you directly for translation or interpreting services, without ever needing to go to ProZ.com. Cloud technology makes that possible, and we have been taking steps in that direction.
How far along is the effort to establish that sort of "new client channel"?
Efforts are in the early stages, and in any event, it takes time for habits to change. But we believe this is the future. What we have seen so far is that client activity at TM-Town is increasing, and separately, there are a few agencies already using ProZ.com cloud services to discover the services of ProZ.com members from within their own management systems. (Some of you reading this have been contacted.) We are also in discussions to establish partnerships to promote the translation and interpreting services of ProZ.com members.
The value of the "external client connections" included in the Plus package is shown as $144+. Where does that figure come from?
The value of the "external client connections" is difficult to quantify at this time. But we can say that membership in one of the "external channels" alone, TM-Town, costs $144 and is included in the Plus package.
I already have a paid TM-Town membership. What happens when I buy the Plus package?
Your current TM-Town membership will be synced/extended to match the renewal date of your ProZ.com membership. If you are on a paid monthly plan, your payments will be stopped. If you are on a paid annual plan, you will be refunded the pro rata amount of the remainder of your membership period.
I am not interested in TM-Town, and the concept of "external channels" seems a little too vague for me right now.
In that case, to be on the safe side, you might want to assume a value of zero for "external channels".
The value of the library of training materials included in the Plus package is shown as $50+. How is that calculated?
For several years ProZ.com has been selling "membership plus training" packages, with the training courses that are included adding just over $50+ to the cost of the offering. Those trainings and more are included in the Plus package.
The value of the "basket" of tools from ProZ.com partners is shown as $90+. How is that calculated?
That is the sum total of the value of licenses confirmed so far to be included in the basket. We are in discussions with other vendors and hope to add more tools before the mid-November release of the Plus package (which would increase the value).
What if I am not sure that I am interested in any of the extras that have been listed so far in the Plus package?
The Plus package will not necessarily be for everyone -- that is why it is being offered separately. Even if you do not purchase the Plus package, you will still benefit from the change being implemented, since the fee for the Standard package has been reduced.
If I decide later to upgrade from the Standard to the Plus package, will I be able to pay just the difference in price?
Something close to the difference, yes. But please note that the Plus package is currently being offered at a promotional rate, and the price to upgrade may be higher in the future.
The service packages are being sold on a subscription basis. By signing up for recurring billing, am I locking in the low rate of the promotion?
Not necessarily. ProZ.com does reserve the right to raise the cost of the service packages in the future. However, we will not do this lightly, and if rates are raised we will notify you at least 7 business days in advance of your renewal, with clear details on how you can unsubscribe if you so choose.
Will items and services of additional value be added to the Plus package in the future?
Yes. Just as the Standard package has been continuously built up over the years, so too will new benefits be added to the Plus package over time.
Does this mean that going forward, most of ProZ.com's efforts will be directed at increasing the value of the Plus package?
Although decisions of which package to include a new feature or tool in will be made on a case-by-case basis, it is safe to assume that the majority of ProZ.com investment will be made in increasing the value of the Plus package to members.
I am interested in the Plus package, but I would like greater assurance that it will be worthwhile.
At ProZ.com we are totally committed to customer satisfaction, and to the value of the new service packages. That's why for those who pre-order the Plus package, we are doing even better than our well-known "satisfaction guarantee" (available to the Standard package); in this case, we are offering an unprecedented guaranteed return on investment ("ROI Guarantee").
The Plus package carries a "ROI Guarantee". How does that work?
If at the end of your first year after purchasing the Plus package (1) you are no longer satisfied with ProZ.com membership, and (2) you have not earned back from clients met via the site at least what you invested in the Plus package, ProZ.com will refund the money that you are "out" on the deal. (See details.)
How can ProZ.com offer such a guarantee? You don't even know my rates.
Most professionals earn back their membership several times over from clients met through the site during the course of a year, regardless of the rates they charge. Those that do not are often not looking for new clients (and therefore are not dissatisfied).
In other words, ProZ.com works for most professional translators, but if it does not work for you then you will not be a long-term member of the community. In that case we have no interest in taking your money.
If I am ultimately dissatisfied with the Plus package, how would I go about obtaining the refund?
You would submit a form indicating how much, if any, you did earn from clients met via the site, and agreeing to close out your membership and your profile. Your "lost" money would then be refunded, less original payment fees. (See details.)
The Standard package offers a "money back guarantee", where you can get back the full amount, no questions asked, for a month. Why is that not offered with the Plus package?
Because third-party licenses, payments to trainers and other partners may be made by ProZ.com at the time of your purchase, and those will not necessarily be refundable to ProZ.com.
Why pre-sell the Plus package? Why not wait until it is publicly available?
Certain services which are planned for inclusion in the Plus package rely on there being a network of professionals available. It is our goal to have a group of members who have purchased the Plus package available right from the day it is first offered.
Why are partial memberships / short-term memberships / dollar quoting / browniz purchase of Blue Board records, etc., being discontinued?
As time goes by, these alternative payment options are being selected by users less and less. The overhead involved in managing the complex combinations of parameters ("6-month partial jobs membership", etc.) seems to no longer be justified.
I have a partial membership now, what happens with that?
Partial membership types will no longer be available for purchase, but existing memberships will continue as-is until they expire.
Can I upgrade from a partial membership to one of the new packages?
One posting said that in connection with this change, less will be given away for free to non-members. Can you give more details about that?
It will no longer be possible for non-members to purchase access to Blue Board records, or to buy the right to quote on a one-off basis (for $1). Other changes may also be considered (but none have been decided upon as of yet).
I have paid for membership until 2020. If I choose to switch to the Plus package, am I supposed to pay all the increments (until 2020) on top of the current membership fees?
Thank you for investing in ProZ.com on a long-term basis. We have considered the case of those who, like you, have invested in long-term membership, and we wanted to do something special for you. We decided to simply award you the Plus package for a year at no charge. If you like it, then yes, we would ask you to pay an upgrade fee.
Regarding Corporate Members, are you planning any price restructuring?
We are evaluating corporate / business membership, just as professional membership has been evaluated, but we have not decided on any specific changes at this time.
Can I be given a chance to "cash out" my existing browniz points?
We would like to provide some value for the browniz you hold. The new low price for the Standard package is actually lower than even the browniz-discounted price had been. Nevertheless, will see what can be done. (There is a small challenge, in that we are using a new payment system and it doesn't yet accept browniz points 😊. Nevertheless, we will see what can be done.)
What can I do with my wallet balance?
It is possible to cash out your remaining wallet balance while buying either of the service packages.
Can I pay with a payment method other than a credit card or PayPal?
Yes. ProZ.com will continue to support various other payment methods including Western Union, wire transfer, local payments (where accepted), 2Checkout, check, and money order. However, please note that: (1) Prices may be higher when using other payment methods. (2) Your membership will not renew automatically.
Significant prizes are being awarded in connection with the launch campaign. Why is that?
For one thing, we are making a significant investment in ProZ.com's mission -- and hence in the careers of ProZ.com members and translators in general -- and we want to make sure the industry takes notice. Secondly, when it comes to our mission of providing you with tools and opportunities to expand your business and do better work, sometimes we need you to help us help you -- by making sure that your profile data is up to date. This contest is meant to encourage tens of thousands of translators to make sure that their profile data is fresh and current.
How do I get a chance to win?
Anyone who purchases either the Standard or Plus packages during the promotional period will be entered in the drawing and have a chance to win. It is also possible to be entered in the drawing by sending a postcard to the ProZ.com office. In either case, you must complete all the "required" portions of your ProZ.com profile in order to have a chance to win. (See additional terms and conditions of the giveaway).
What are the prizes?
One Apple Watch (Series 2), with a value of up to $300, will be given away each week during the promotional period. Purchase your service package by midnight on Friday for a chance to win that week's prize. (If you don't win one week, you still have a chance to win the next.)
In addition to those, a brand new Nissan Juke car, with a value of up to $25,000 will be awarded to one lucky winner at the end of the year. "Experience the freedom of being a freelancer, in your new Juke!" (See details.)
Do winners have any obligations?
Well, yes. We would love to be able to share a picture of you with your prize, along with your freelancer story.
How do I purchase a ProZ.com service package under the current campaign?
I purchased the Plus package but I didn't get the promised items. What's the deal?
The Plus package is in pre-registration until November 15, 2016 (thank you for your order and support!). On November 15th the package will be released and you will receive access to all of the contents of the package (training, CAT license, TM-Town membership, etc.).
I have purchased membership but have not yet been charged for it. When can I expect the payment to be processed?
You may be charged upon purchase, on your membership renewal date, or on November 15th. The exact payment date should be apparent from the details in the checkout form before you make your purchase, and in your membership subscription management page.
Is it possible to switch from Plus to Standard after you have purchased? And if so, is any money returned?
Yes, you can switch, but instead of cash being returned, your membership period is extended by 25%. (So if you have four months of membership remaining with the Plus package, you can exchange it for five months with the Standard package.)
Thank you for your support!
We’re truly thankful for your membership. Happy translating from the ProZ.com team!