"Being a ProZ.com moderator has helped me improve my knowledge of the site management and the dynamics of day-to-day activities, as well as given me a comprehensive view of the bigger picture: the foundations and perspective of the translation profession. Using moderator tools has helped both my colleagues and me to maintain a friendly and productive atmosphere. Finally, being a moderator has allowed me to interact more closely with site staff and exchange ideas on the current state and future development."
"The rewards of my participation as a moderator at ProZ.com have been many. Not only have I had the chance to meet and greet new members while guiding them, but I've also gained some insight about how to be a better person."
"To me, the additional time I spend at ProZ.com as a site moderator keeps me active and updated on our industry, helps my visibility, and engenders a sense of teamwork that is easily lost in the isolation of freelance translating."
"When I became a ProZ.com member back in 2007, I never imagined how much it would change the way I work. After years of benefiting from using the website, I decided to join the Moderator Program. Overall, the experience has been wonderful and has shaped the way I feel about the site. I am proud to be part of a great team!"
"Being a moderator brings to you the respect of other translators and potential clients. It opens better translation and interpretation opportunities."
"I have enjoyed contributing to the site and have a real fondness for it. The main benefit I have derived from moderating has been the connections it has allowed me to form with folks all over the world, both professionally and personally. I am also deeply committed to supporting our profession and growing our professional community. I can't think of a better place to work towards that than ProZ.com."
"I really enjoy being a moderator, knowing and understanding more and deeply how ProZ.com serves translators and outsourcers. In addition, a good opportunity to learn from and help others by moderating KudoZ questions."
"Being a moderator is a way to reciprocate all the benefits ProZ.com brought to my career. I am very proud of it! When potential clients check my profile and see I am a ProZ.com moderator, I believe they feel more confident to work with me."
"What is it like being a ProZ.com moderator? Well, it is something well worth doing. It is an opportunity to understand better what ProZ.com is all about and the way it works. It also is a chance to get professional recognition and prestige."
"It is an honor to help other users with their smaller and bigger concerns. I also believe that it makes an impact with regards to old and prospected clients since it shows engagement."
"By living with enthusiastic site users, both old and new in the community, I got the pleasant feelings of belonging and achievement. The moderator program provided me with more to learn and, ultimately, valuable collaborative opportunities from global agencies in the industry. It’s worth the time, really."
"[Being a moderator] has been a wonderful experience, and I’ve learnt a lot from it. It made me see some things differently, and in general, it made me more moderate in whatever I think or I do."
Mihai Badea (X)
"Being a ProZ.com moderator is of paramount importance to me, as I feel at home at ProZ.com and I am always willing to help other users and members benefit from the site's features. I am indeed proud to be part of the moderators' network and I am happy to share my professional experience and knowledge."
"At this point in my life, moderating forums that are relevant to my interests enables me to keep up with the news in the translation world. I used to be "just" a translator-interpreter, but now that I'm playing a kind of coordinating role amongst my colleagues as an international association representative, it also puts me in a better position to help and orient other people."
"When I became a moderator, my main goal was to help other users. I also wanted to help the site become better. This is very important. But later I understood how many sides the role of moderator had. For example, team work with colleagues from many countries. It's really great. In addition, moderators are part of such a large and complex mechanism as ProZ.com. The moderatorship provides invaluable experience of system thinking, which is so important in life in general, not only on the site."
"I enjoy very much being a ProZ.com moderator. It gives me a "we" feeling that enlarges my perspective as a freelancer. Moderating at ProZ.com has certainly had an impact on my exposure to potential clients and business opportunities."
"Without ProZ.com, my second career as a translator would never have happened. The satisfaction of helping others (especially less experienced colleagues) make full use of the site resources more than compensates. Playing an active part in a site that has transformed both work and lifestyle for our profession is a privilege (and not entirely without commercial benefits on occasions too)."
"I enjoy very much being a ProZ.com moderator. It gives me a "we" feeling enlarging my perspective as a freelancer."
"Volunteering as a moderator for ProZ.com is a fulfilling experience: it has been an honor to play a proactive role in the community for over three years. Serving the community is my way of thanking the site and all contributors for providing me with features and opportunities to keep up to date with the translation industry and to network with colleagues."
"I feel loyalty for the site that welcomed me in 2001 and gave me the opportunity to become a professional translator. I might wrongly sound prideful, but I feel that I can be useful to both the community and ProZ.com."
"It's all about the community -- for me at least this is the prime motivator."
"I am always ready to support the site within my capabilities."
"The opportunity of being a moderator granted me a great chance to learn about the site benefits and be able to help other users do the same."
"I have enjoyed being a Moderator on the whole as it is nice to have contact with other users and help people, especially those who are new to the site. The work involved has been minimal so far, more a pleasure than a burden. Sometimes it can be challenging, but the other Mods and site staff are there to help and the Mod resources are very thorough. I think perhaps being a moderator has also raised my profile slightly."
Sue Stewart-Anderson (X)
"I have become a more thoughtful user of the site since I became a moderator, and I consider it an honour. "
"I became a mod because I wanted to help other users and get to know ProZ.com a little better... and that's what I have been doing since then - and I am proud of it!"
"I have accepted the moderator's role. I believe in this system and would like to see it grow more and more."
"I am proud to be part of a great team."