Home » Paper Writing Service Reviews » is not a writing service. You will not be able to order a research paper, term paper, or any other type of custom writing from this company. Paper Rater has been around for several years, although it continues to change as new technology is added. To review and evaluate this company, we had to use many different factors than we do with a standard writing service. Read on to discover what you can do by using this service.


Paper Rater is a self-service editing company that students can use to perform a number of “checks” on their academic writing. It is fully automated and machine-based. The service will evaluate any type of essay or paper writing that a student has already produced. Among the evaluations are the following:

  • Grammar and spelling checker of essay and paper writing pieces
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Academic level vocabulary usage and reading levels of high school and college papers
  • Sentence variations of paper and essay writing, which good writing includes
  • Identification of trite and poor phrases that should be eliminated from academic writing
  • Automated scoring of academic papers

The “system” is called “Grendel” and is the product of the owners of this company. As stated, Grendel is enhanced as new technology allows.

Pricing and Discounts

The basic features of are free for students to use at any time. They can submit a research paper, term paper, custom essay, or any other type of academic papers and “run” them through the basic features of the service. Students can check five pages at a time.

There is a premium plan that provides additional “checkers” for more complex academic papers. This service is available for $14.95 a month. It is probably a good idea for students who have plenty of paper writing assignments that are lengthier and more sophisticated, such as college papers, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. High school students can probably get by with the basic option.

Obviously, there are no discounts with this type of service – it is not a writing service, competing on prices with other writing companies.

Offers and Extra Services

There is a chart on the company website that shows exactly the types of services that come with the basic free plan and those that come with the premium option. Students should check out this chart before they make a decision on the option that will be best for their needs.

Papers Quality

The evaluation of the quality of paper or essay writing is judged by the automated system, and it is the student’s writing that is evaluated, not any writer of a custom essay.

Writer`s Proficiency

Again, this is evaluated by the system, as it points to errors and makes suggestions for improvement.

Customer Service

There is virtually no need for a customer support department because students are not ordering custom writing that they will need to monitor and review before accepting. There is no support team member to resolve issues or answer questions.

One type of customer support is a very comprehensive FAQ section that will answer most any question about the process and the specifics of each feature. No support team agent needed for this. It is fully self-explanatory and clear.


There is no need for guarantees, other than should there be a glitch or crash of the system that would disrupt a premium member’s paid use of the system. This is unlikely as all of the services are web-based and offered through the cloud.

There is a terms and conditions agreement that is more comprehensive than just Paper Rater because it is a subsidiary of Barnes and Noble Education, Inc., a company that has a number of subsidiaries. There is also a Privacy Policy, again more comprehensive, to cover all subsidiaries.

Customer Reviews

The few users of our website that have also used Paper Rater services speak highly of their experiences with the features of the company. Sit Jabber holds six reviews, which are generally positive. There is not a single PaperRater review on Trust Pilot.

Overall, the company has positive reviews.

Pros and Cons

Here is some food for thought:


  • Free features that are sufficient for basic papers
  • Premium features for complicated tasks
  • Rapid turnaround


  • Outdated website
  • Limited number of grammar checks
  • A lot of ads on the website

Our Verdict

We are rather high on this company. It offers a free service that will satisfy the needs of most students in high school and early undergraduate academic levels. It is a part of a reputable corporation, Barnes and Noble, Inc. We would recommend students using this service if they struggle with their academic writing.