Home » Essay Writing Service Reviews » appears to be a UK-based essay writing service company. It has been in business for about 12 years. Over this time, it states it has serviced hundreds of thousands of students with their academic writing needs. This review has been compiled based upon many factors. We considered information and quality of writing on the website, policies and procedures, pricing, benefits, guarantees, customer support, evaluation of samples of academic papers, and, most important, the comments and feedback from customers. The review that follows is a compilation of all that we have found. 


Pay for Essay is an academic-focused writing service that provides custom writing and other products and services for students at all grade levels. Here are some of its most common orders:

  • research paper
  • term paper
  • custom essay writing on any topic
  • admissions and scholarship essay
  • lab report
  • book review

  • analysis and critique
  • literature review
  • homework
  • test-taking
  • thesis
  • dissertations

In sum, Pay for Essay will literally provide any type of assignment, custom writing, or academic papers a student might need.

Prices and discounts

Pricing is pretty average. It begins at $12.95 per page at the high school level and moves up to $50.15 at the Ph.D. level with a short deadline.

There is a discount program. On one page, a newcomer gets 10% off; on another, it says 20% off. We did not see a standard discount program. Although a member of the support team did tell us that they do offer these periodically and often when a student with a large order asks for them.

Offers and Extra Services

The free services include the title page, bibliography, outline, formatting, plagiarism check, and email delivery.

There are many other extras that are fee-based, as follows:

  • Plagiarism Report – $15
  • 1-page summary – $25
  • Extra quality check – 30% more
  • Initial Draft $20
  • Copies of resources used – 15% more

Students also have three options for writers. Basic is free, Top Writer $15.15/page, Premium Writer $30.09/page. Students who choose the two upper alternatives will find their essays to be pretty pricey.

Papers Quality

We judge the quality of paper and essay writing by a number of factors:

  • We reviewed several free samples on the website. While they had good structure, there were grammatical and word usage errors that are typical of ESL writers. We saw some of these same errors in the site content too.
  • We put out a call for customers to submit copies of their products to us. We received a few college papers and reviewed them. Customers stated their instructions were followed, and their deadlines met. One, however, stated that she had to rewrite some of the sentences because the structure was not good.

Writer`s Proficiency

The essay writing company states that there is a screening and employment process. It includes verifying educational and writing credentials, an English grammar test, and a sample timed essay writing activity on a topic the company chooses. also states that all of its writers are native English-speaking. The proof is really in the high quality of their products. As we stated above, paper writing that we reviewed was well structured with grammatical and word usage errors.

Customer Service

The customer support department is available 24/7 via phone and live chat.

We contacted customer support on three occasions and spoke with a different support team agent each time. They were able to answer our questions about the process of ordering and delivery, guarantees, and policies.

One concern we did have was over a price calculation we did for a complete dissertation. We were told that we could have a 200-page dissertation produced in 4 days for about $4800.00. Anyone who has ever produced a dissertation knows that this would be impossible. The reason is that dissertation writing involves original research.


There are clear and well-written policies – Terms and conditions, Privacy, Money Back, and use of Cookies. Within some of these are guarantees. Other guarantees are listed throughout the site. They include custom essay and paper writing according to the customer’s instructions, communication with writers, free revision within conditions, fully original writing, confidentiality, secure payment methods, and refunds within certain conditions.

Customer Reviews 

In addition to the customers we spoke with, we checked Pay for Essay reviews on Site Jabber and Trust Pilot, with the following results:

  • 36 reviews on Site Jabber – most were satisfied, some moderately satisfied, and two very dissatisfied
  • 26 reviews on Trust Pilot – most customers very satisfied; complaints related to customer support and some grammatical errors

Pros and Cons

We list the following pros and cons based upon our investigation:


  • Full array of academic products
  • Loads of free sample college papers to download
  • helpful customer support


  • High prices if extras are added, especially top writers
  • Grammatical and word usage errors
  • Some exaggeration

Our Verdict

If you are ordering an essay, research paper, term paper, other academic writing or homework help, you should have no problem getting a decent product. You may have to fix some grammatical and word usage errors. We recommend you review company policies to be certain you understand the conditions under which you can get free revisions or refunds.