DRX Research

Posted on March 9, 2010


DRX Research is a diverse academic and marketing research company in the UK that hires a variety of positions, including freelance writers. Their most recent ad noted the need for freelance writers who specialize in Finance and, what they call, Econometrics; although, they need academic and other freelance writers at times, depending upon the need.
Qualifications are as follows:
  • Hold at least a masters degree or equivalent.
  • Possess good academic research skills.
  • Have an excellent command of written English.
  • Ability to use statistical software packages and understand the research methods.
  • Be capable to do primary research, quantitative/qualitative research.
  • Have access to the Internet, email and able to access e-journal or academic databases.
  • Be responsible and willing to work under pressure to meet strict deadline.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience.

When I was initially contacted about the job, I was grilled about my knowledge of APA Style, so make sure you’re knowledgeable about academic style writing. I answered the questions correctly, but only because I had just graduated from college in 2004 and some of that information was still somewhat fresh in my memory.

If you meet all qualifications, send your cover letter and resume to admin@drxcareer.co.uk. Check out their website at http://drxresearch.co.uk/default.aspx.

The company told me they paid $15 to $30 per 1,000 words. When I told them I would need more toward the maximum, I never heard back from them. Then, I saw their new job ad posting with lower (maybe $15 per article?) pay noted.

You will be required to provide one sample for consideration.

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