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AdvancedWriters.com is a Hong Kong-based writing service that has been in business for 11 years. It also has offices in Ukraine and Latvia. The company website is well-organized, with links to information at the top, introductory information on the home page, and footer pages that provide links to policies and numerous types of writing products. We conducted this review based upon the feedback we received from some of Advanced Writers customers, along with requests for a full review.
We use the same criteria for every writing service we review – information found on the company website, on-site customer testimonials, information about writers, sample writings, when available, customer feedback we find elsewhere on the web or that is sent to us, pricing, extra benefits, caliber of customer service, and, based upon all of this, an overall assessment of quality and reliability. Here is our summary.
Factor1: Types of Writing Services Offered
Virtually any type of academic writing can be ordered from Advanced Writers. High school students can order essays, research and term papers, book reviews, etc. Undergrad students can do the same, as well as other more complex assignments, such as lab reports, tough STEM assignments, and multiple-choice test-taking. At the graduate level, case studies, annotated bibliographies, and major projects such as theses and dissertations are offered. Editing and proofreading, along with admissions and personal statement essays are also offered.
Factor 2: Trust/Reliability
To assess these two factors, we have to rely on customer feedback and comments. From all that we have learned, the company is a legal operation and is reliable in terms of taking and filling customer orders. There is also 24/7 customer service available via phone, chat, or email. We contacted agents at various times, to ensure that this was correct, although we did discover that the department is closed down on Sundays, Hong Kong time.
We were able to speak with customer service agents, although the phone conversations were a bit hampered by the foreign accents of agents. It also seemed that these agents were not fully versed in the details of products and services, leading us to believe the company may be using an answering service as opposed to a regularly employed staff.
Factor 3: Level of Quality
To judge the quality of products, we relied on a couple of things – customer feedback and the samples and blog articles published on the Advanced Writers website. Here is what we found:
There are three levels of writers – Best Available, Advanced, and ENL. While the company states that it uses only English-speaking writers with degrees from English-speaking universities, this may not be the case. Customers who chose “best available” were less happy with their final product than those who chose the two higher levels.
The samples that we reviewed were on interesting topics, but we have a few concerns. First, these are samples that have been prepared for actual customers, and publishing them publicly is a major problem. Second, they are highly sophisticated in terms of language and sentence structure, but some lack a clear thesis statement and a logical flow of points being made. In all, they were a “mixed bag.”
We caution customers to carefully review their products and to communicate with their writers often, to ensure that they get the quality they want.
Factor 4: Pricing/Payment
Basic prices are about average for the industry. A high school essay with a 14-day deadline will cost $15 per page. A Ph.D. level piece with an urgent deadline can cost as much as $75 a page, which is a bit steep.
Added to this are the additional fees for getting advanced or ENL writers (25% and 30% respectively), as well as 10% for copies of the resources used, and other additional options, and a customer could end up paying quite a bit. As an example, we priced an 8-page undergraduate research paper with a 7-day deadline. The basic cost is $178.00 If you add 30% for an ENL writer and another 10% for copies of the resources, you are now up to $239.20. This can all get a bit pricey for a college student on a limited budget.
Regarding payments, AdvancedWriters.com accepts all major credit cards and PayPal. Customers can feel safe in providing their financial information, because the company uses a trusted third-party processor and does not hold any of this information on its site.
Factor 5: Additional Important Considerations
Customers will receive the standard benefits – free title and bibliography pages, formatting in any style, and revisions until they are happy with the final product. There are also discount coupons that can be obtained by subscribing to the company newsletter and by agreeing to receive email notifications.
Advanced Writers is a legitimate writing service. Customers must be aware, though, that in order to get the quality they may want, they will have to pay several extra fees during the ordering process. This brings pricing pretty high in comparison to other services that offer the same quality for less. We urge students to weigh their other options before paying such a high price and to read through the samples to see if this is what they really want. Overall, and primarily because of the add-on fees to get a good writer, we are giving the company a rating of 3.5 on a 5-point scale.