My Experience Applying with Remilon
Updated on: by Erica Martin
Remilon is a writing site that’s different from the others.
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Remilon pays its writers hourly for the time they spend not only writing articles, but also researching, revising and editing their articles.
I applied in December and by January 4 I got an email stating I’d been selected for the application process. Though I ultimately didn’t end up being selected to move forward after I sent in my application and test, I wanted to provide some insight about the different parts of the Remilon application.
The application consists of three sections:
The first section asks a few questions about your writing experience.
I was asked to describe my professional writing experience in 1-3 sentences.
Then I was asked to describe how my formal or informal academic background prepares me for professional writing and research- in 3-5 sentences.
For the third question in this section, I was given a scenario where an editor returned an article to me and asked me to change virtually everything in the article – I was asked what my response would be and what action I would take.
The last question in this section asked me what computer operating system (Mac or Windows etc) and internet browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome etc..) I used most frequently.
The second section consisted of re-writing five sentences for clarity, grammar and accuracy of information. The sentences seemed fairly easy – some of them had spelling and grammar errors, and some needed to be re-written so that they read better.
The last part of the application was the most involved. It required an article of 125-250 words on a specific topic – my topic was “What is a Bachelor of Architecture Program?”
There were a lot of tips provided in this section, such as how to figure out what information to include and examples of the types of sentences that shouldn’t be included in the article. When you write the article for this section, you want to make sure you only include relevant information, and not filler sentences that contain obvious or irrelevant information. One suggestion provided is to write the article, and then go back and re-read it from the perspective of someone who would be reading the article. If you find that some of the information provided doesn’t help you when you read from this perspective, take it out. Or add more information if you think it’s needed.
Though I ultimately was not chosen to continue with the hiring process, I encourage all writers who are interested in getting paid hourly for the work they put into their articles to check out Remilon. Based on the information I read in reviews, and the experiences people have had with Remilon, they sound like a great company to write for.
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Learn more about Remilon and how to apply by checking out this review posted in December 2011.
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