There are lots of custom writing companies out there, but choosing the one that can deliver high-quality papers can be a real challenge. Your hard-earned money should be going towards creative and informative content that gets you better grades.
When you are a college student, term papers and major projects can have a major effect on your class grade, which in turn can mean the difference between finding a good job and struggling financially for the rest of your life. With so much on the line, it is reasonable to seek out custom academic writing services. When you choose a good company, you can see your grades increase, which relieves so much stress. But when you make the wrong decision, the writing service can actually place your academic career in jeopardy, especially when they fail to submit papers by the deadline or hire unqualified writers. So how can you distinguish the reputable companies from the unreliable ones? That is what we are here to do. We provide unbiased reviews about custom writing companies so that you can make well-informed decisions.
For this review, we are taking a look at Writing-Help.com. According to Whois.net, this company launched its writing services in 2012. That is plenty of time for a company to have established. They do not have a page dedicated to the services they offer, but it is a simple matter of looking through the options when filling out the order form. We found that they offer the same services that all of their competitors provide. The website contains a free plagiarism checker, which is a convenient feature that you cannot find on all custom writing websites.
In order to best evaluate their services, we requested a custom paper for ourselves. We also examined a few important elements such as pricing, discounts and customer service. As with all other reviews, we asked for a 5-page high school-level history paper (double-spaced) with a 7-day deadline. We also asked for 4 sources, APA format and requested an American-based writer. Read below to find out what we discovered.
Prices, Discounts, Payments
When you check out the pricing page, there is a nice built-in calculator that allows you to find out exactly how much a paper will cost. Their high school-level papers start at $10/page, which is one of the cheapest in the industry. The final price depends on such factors as the type of assignment, academic level, deadline and number of pages. Their maximum deadline is generally 14 days, although they also offer 30 day deadlines if the paper is 30 pages or more. Their shortest deadlines are 8 hours.
If you are a first-time customer, you might be disappointed to discover that they will not offer you a discount. However, they do have a lifetime discount program for repeat customers. You are automatically entitled to a discount when the following conditions are met:
- 5% after you have spent a total of $500
- 10% after you have spent a total of $1000
- 15% after you have spent a total of $2000
We were also unable to find any seasonal or holiday discount promotions.
Ordering a service is fast and convenient. They accept all major credit cards along with PayPal. We suggest that you be as specific about your instructions as possible so that misunderstandings do not arise. When reading feedback, we often notice that customers will complain about things that could have been avoided if they had simply done a better job of telling the writer what they want.
Our paper cost $50, which was a good $20 less than what most others charge. Given that the company does not offer first time discounts, that is pretty impressive. But it is also reasonable to be skeptical of a company that offers such low prices since it often impacts the quality of the paper. How did Writing-Help.com fare? You are about to find out!
Quality of Papers
The website contains a testimonials page with not a single negative review. For this reason, we do not put much stock into it. Third-party websites are a much better way to get unbiased feedback. From what we read, Writing-Help.com does not rate particularly high. Most of the complains tend to be in regards to receiving papers that written way too simplistically to have been done by a professional. Grammar and word choices also tend to be issues.
As for our high school history paper, it definitely could not be mistake for a masterpiece. But it was not a disaster either. It contained grammar mistakes throughout and there is no possible way that it could have been written by a native-English speaker. But the formatting was fine, the sources were reputable and the writer more or less followed our directions. In a nutshell, it was passable as a high school paper, but we might have gotten better insight into the quality of the paper if we had requested college-level writing.
The customer support team at Writing-Help.com is not available 24/7, which puts it at a major disadvantage over its competitors. For instance, they close up shop on Saturdays at 1:00pm UK time, which is 8:00am if you live in the Eastern Time Zone and do not open again until Monday at midnight (7:00pm EST). This could be a problem if you have an urgent issue that needs to be addressed on Sunday afternoon. In any event, when their offices are open they can be reached toll-free by phone, email and live chat. We reached them through all three methods and found them to be friendly and polite, although perhaps not entirely honest. When we asked where the call center was located, they said Ukraine and Latvia. In spite of the evidence that our writer was not a native-English speaker, they remained tight-lipped when we brought this up.
If you are looking for a decent high school-level paper, Writing-Help.com can accomplish this. Just be warned that your writer is not going to be a native-English speaker no matter what they claim. If you want a paper that is legitimately written by an American or Brit, there are better websites to choose. But keep in mind that they are bound to be much more expensive. We would recommend Writing-Help.com, but with reservations.