At Pick the Writer, we have only two goals – to objectively and honestly evaluate online writing services and to provide that information to seekers of writing services, so that they can pick one or more that meets their needs. We continue to research and write reviews on a daily basis because there are literally thousands of writing companies out there that are all competing for your business. We don’t want you to end up using a service that is of poor quality or, worse, a scam. We will “tell it like it is” in every review we publish. We urge users of our site to submit feedback on their experiences with any writing service and to become active participants in our mission to present factual information. In keeping with our mission, we are presenting a comparison of five of our top-rated writing services for research paper writing services.

Ranking Company Rating Review
1 Trust My Paper 5.0 Having been in business for several years, this company reflects all that we want to see in a professional writing service. From its perfectly written website content to its samples, it is a solid choice for students seeking research paper writing services, or any other type of academic writing need, for that matter. It uses researchers and writers with great credentials and verified degrees. Customer feedback is very positive. Check out our detailed review.
2 Studicus 4.8 Studicus offers a full range of academic writing for students from high school through graduate and professional programs. These are all detailed in footer pages located at the bottom of the site home page. Positive customer reviews speak to the quality of employed writers and the products they produce. A well-laid-out website, great samples, and clear policies round out this company’s commitment to professionalism and transparency. Read more detail in our review.
3 Grab My Essay 4.6 Over the years, Grab My Essay has expanded its services. It began as an academic writing service and continues to offer a full range of products and services for students at all academic levels. Now, the company also offers business writing, copywriting, and resume and CV products and services. The vast majority of customer reviews are positive and have earned the company a great reputation and lots of repeat customers. Read our full review for more detail.
4 Wow Grade 4.5 Here is a company with a single focus – academic products and services for students at any academic level of study, high school through graduate degree programs. It offers virtually any type of academic writing, project, or homework assignment a student may receive. Rounding out the services include admissions essays, as well as editing and proofreading. Customer satisfaction is high, and that speaks to the quality of writers. You can read our full review for the details.
5 Best Essay Education 4.5 Best Essay Education provides a variety of writing products and services – all types of academic writing for students at any level of study, copywriting for web-based businesses, and resume and CV products for job seekers. Over the years, it has earned a great reputation, borne out by the consistently positive feedback from its customers, many of whom are long-term. Read our detailed review to learn more.

Our Review Criteria

It is only fair that we use the same criteria for all of our reviews. Here is a brief explanation of them:

  1. Offered Products and Services: When a company claims that it offers specific products or services (academic, business, professional, copywriting, etc.), we want to see a full listing of products and services within that area. When potential customers come to that company website, they want to see that what they are looking for is actually available. A comprehensive set of products and services makes a company more valuable.
  2. Quality of Products: The measure of product quality is the most important factor in our evaluation of a writing service. We use several factors to asses this – the compositional quality of the website, the samples and blog posts on the company site, and, most important, the feedback that customers provide about the quality of products they receive. Unless customers are satisfied, there is little to recommend.
  3. Quality of Customer Support: We rely heavily on the feedback of customers regarding customer support. But we also rely on our own experience. We contact the customer support departments of any service we review. Here is what we look for: we want friendly and helpful agents that are available around the clock so that all time zones are honored. We want detailed and prompt answers to our questions about the company and its products and services. When we receive vague answers or are referred back to the website, we are suspicious. Companies that use their own trained employees rank far higher than those that use an answering service.
  4. Prices and Discounts: Given our experience in reviewing writing services, we have a pretty good idea of reasonable pricing. When companies fall within that reasonable range, we are happy. When they fall outside of that range, we want to know why. Sometimes there are valid reasons. For example, a service may fall below the average range but offer no discounts. We want to see pricing that makes sense and that varies based upon types of products, academic levels, length, and deadline requirements. When companies offer single prices based only upon a number of pages and deadlines, we are a bit suspicious. In terms of discounts, companies do differ. But we look for reasonableness – a newcomer discount and perhaps additional programs for loyal customers.
  5. Additional Benefits: The majority of writing services provide certain free things – title and bibliography pages, perhaps a table of contents, and certainly customer-specified formatting. All companies promise plagiarism-free writing. Some provide a report; others charge for it. Some promise review and editing before delivery and then charge for it as an “extra.” We look at benefits and perks very carefully, as they are indicators of company integrity. Many services offer fee-based benefits, some of which are justified, others not. We will report on the validity of these benefits.


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