An interface ("API" or Application programming interface) is being developed which allows clients to search for and contact ProZ.com members for paid work from their own translation platforms. In essence, this interface represents a potential additional channel of client contact for ProZ.com members. The interface is currently being tested with a limited group of volunteers.
Translation clients can use the interface to look for language professionals based on various search parameters, much in the way clients use the ProZ.com directory. Clients may then select candidates to contact for potential work through their translation platform. Initial contact is handled via an invitation which the language professional receives through email. The recipient is given information regarding the client and project, and may respond by email. The recipient's contact email is not disclosed unless they choose to respond to the invitation.
Potential clients who use this interface to search for language professionals will only see a sub-set of the information that you have chosen to make public in your ProZ.com profile, similar to the data that is shown in the ProZ.com directory. No information which you have not made expressly public in your ProZ.com profile is shared with potential clients unless you choose to do so.
Work relations beyond the acceptance of an invitation to collaborate are the responsibility of the the client and the service provider. When considering working with any new client, service providers are encouraged to perform adequate screening and risk management.
Remember that, similarly to the ProZ.com directory and the jobs posting system, certain information you enter in your ProZ.com profile can help better connect you with the kind of potential clients you are seeking. Declaring your rates (even if you choose to keep them private) will help prevent client contact from those seeking translation services below your rates, for example.
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If you have further questions about how this works, please contact the ProZ.com site team via support request.