The subtitler pool at ProZ.com has added a field for Hermes test information. Those that have a Hermes number can display this as part of their subtitler pool profile.
Hermes is the 90-minute Netflix translator test. It is used by Netflix fulfillment partners, to qualify freelancers for subtitling jobs with the world's leading internet entertainment service.
Netflix provides each applicant with a unique identifying number - the Hermes number. As part of the subtitler pool at ProZ.com, a freelance professional may add this information to the profile and a special icon will appear. ProZ.com will only show that a number exists. The profile does not display the personal number. Having a number not a requirement to be a part of the pool.
Netflix discusses the test and its desire to create a standard for localizing video content on its blog.
The Hermes test has been discussed in the ProZ.com subtitler forum.
Subtitlers with experience providing captions for movies, television shows, documentaries and other video content are invited to apply for the ProZ.com subtitler pool at
https://www.proz.com/pools/subtitlers. Current profiles may be edited at that link as well. Translation companies are invited to source screened professionals for their next subtitling project via the pool.