The Nordic Editors and Translators (NEaT) association would like its membership process to be fair, clear and beneficial to the organization. NEaT is an organization supporting professional translators and editors in their work through training and networking. We are not an education institution seeking to train future professionals.
The process is defined below.
The requirement for membership is three years of experience working as a language professional. This can be demonstrated by listing the jobs held or describing the services performed during that period. The membership application has a place to record this information.
This membership requirement can be bypassed by a personal reference from a member. The membership application will have a place for an email reference, which will be checked by the board.
The membership fee must be paid before the board will consider the membership application.
After applying, the individual is a prospective member until the next board meeting, when prospective members are accepted by a vote of the board, which can take individual circumstances into consideration.
The membership period is until the end of the year after the first year of membership and yearly thereafter.