THANX, Lucy, but now I think I didn't phrase this question very well, either, because what I meant was someone - like you! - who knows both the right things to say and the right way to say them, not necessarily an anointed WikiTree mentor.
I'm having a hard time trying to find the right words (tact is not my strong suit and I only know how to say things directly, as opposed to gently). I hope the community will forgive me if this appears critical rather than supportive of members who need to be guided in how we do things here. I have noticed recently that there have been many questions about pre-1700 profiles from new members that don't seem to understand what sources are … and that "ancestry tree", "grandma said so", etc. are not appropriate sources or that "family search" is not an appropriate citation for what is probably a good source. I really think that if we are going to continue to have people with no WikiTree experience self-qualify for pre-1700, then we need to have experienced members with knowledge of research on early profiles look over their shoulder and educate them.
I am not yet pre-1700 certified precisely because I do not feel competent to work on these profiles, although I have been told many times by many people that I should stop saying that and get the certification even though I have never worked on anything earlier than mid-1800's.