Ten years into the writing service business, Grademiners.com now boasts over 3500 expert writers who are able to provide students with any type of academic writing at any study level. Many users of our site have been customers of Grade Miners. That fact, along with information on the company website and other web-based research, has resulted in this GradeMiners review. We have looked at all website content, sample paper writing, writer information, quality of customer support, pricing, extra resources and services, and actual customer feedback. This is what we found.
Students can order any of the following products or services from Grade Miners:
- research paper
- term paper
- custom essay
- book or movie review
- literary analysis
- other academic papers and projects
- admission and scholarship essay writing
- homework help
- STEM projects
- thesis – any section
- dissertation – any chapter
- editing and proofreading
All of these academic writing products are listed in a drop-down menu on the home page. If your specific product or service is not listed, you should contact a member of the support team and explain what you need. Chances are, they will find a writer for you.
Prices and Discounts
There is no pricing chart posted on the company website. Instead, the cost of any custom writing order or service is calculated as you complete the order form. In general, pricing at Grade Miners falls within the average range for the industry. We did complete an order form for a college level research paper with a 7-day deadline, and the final cost was $18.19/page.
There are two newcomer discounts advertised – one for 20% and one for 15%, and there is a form field to insert a discount code. Other discounts are provided if a customer subscribes via his email.
Offers and Extra Services
Free pages are standard – title, bibliography, and outline.
There are also free resources which any student may use – citation generator, title generator, and plagiarism, grammar, and spelling checkers.
During the paper writing ordering process, there are fee-based extras that can be ordered. These include a choice for a higher level writer, full texts of resources, a quality check, and initial draft, a plagiarism report, and a one page summary. Adding these will increase the price of your college papers quite a bit.
To judge the quality of products, we looked at the sample on the Grade Miners site and some custom writing pieces that some of our users submitted for our review. The majority of these were structured well, but some contained grammar and word usage errors that are typical of ESL writers. These were not major and could be fixed by the student himself, if necessary.
Writer proficiency can only be evaluated by the products that are delivered to customers. According to the company, there is a strong screening and employment process, and all writers have degrees in the content field in which they write. We do believe that some of these writers are not native English speakers.
Customer support agents are available by phone, live chat, or messenger 24/7. We “tested” this and found it to be true. The reps we spoke too were friendly and helpful, although two had heavy foreign accents, which made it difficult to understand over the phone. We suggest that you contact support team members via live chat or messenger.
We did get answers to most of our questions, although some agents are not really versed in what a thesis or dissertation involves.
- 100% originality
- Review of all orders by a quality assurance team
- 100% confidentiality
- Secure payment methods
- On-time delivery
- Money-back, according to conditions
- Revisions, according to conditions
These are standard for the writing service industry, and we do urge students to review these carefully.
Those users of our site who provided feedback on Grade Miners seem to be generally happy with their products, although some did complain about the difficulty in getting revisions and some grammatical and word usage issues. We also checked Site Jabber and Trust Pilot with the following results:
- Site Jabber had 105 reviews. 72% were 5-star, and 25% were 1-star. Those who had complaints spoke of late delivery and poor customer service when needing revisions for their academic papers.
- Trust Pilot had a better overall average. 81% of reviews were 5-star, and 8% were 1-star. Complaints were similar to those on Site Jabber.
Pros and Cons
- Well-organized website
- Lots of free resources
- Full array of products and services
- Extras result in a high final cost
- Quality assurance check does not catch all errors
Grade Miners has been around long enough to have a solid business model for students in need or research and term papers, custom essay writing, and any other types of high school and college papers. It offers lots of resources, good blog articles, and original writing that most customers are happy with. If you are willing to correct the grammatical and word usage errors, then you will probably get a decent piece of writing.