Scribendi is not a writing service. It will not produce a custom essay, research paper, or any other type of academic writing for you. We tell you this up front because if you are looking for someone to craft academic papers for you, you will need to look somewhere else. Scribendi is focused totally on editing and proofreading. If you need someone to do this for any academic papers you have already completed, then you will want to read our review.
Scribendi has been in business for over 20 years and is based in Canada. It provides very specific services – editing, proofreading, and translation. They offer these services to businesses, ESL individuals, authors, and students. Of interest to students, of course, are the services of editing and proofreading of the tasks they have already completed but need to be edited and polished before they submission for a grade. The company will edit and proofread all of the following:
- research paper
- essay writing
- term paper
- various papers from high school through graduate programs
- college papers of all types
- admissions and scholarship essays
- personal statements
Prices and Discounts
Pricing is based upon two things – the number of words of the piece and the deadline urgency. Obviously, the more lead time a customer can give the company, the cheaper the price will be. Students can get a pretty solid estimated cost by submitting those two specifications on any of the pages relevant to what they want edited. There is a place for a student to enter the number of words and then click “calculate price.” There is then a pricing chart based upon deadline specifications. You will find that prices drop a lot when more time is allotted. Students should place their orders early and give as much time as possible.
Are there discounts? Yes. The company states that customers should regularly check Scribendi’s social media accounts for special offers and sales.
Offers and Extra Services
Customers can upgrade the editors that are assigned to their orders. And they also have a set method to communicate with their editors/proofreaders during the process. Beyond that, customers should check the company’s social media platforms for special offers.
Quality has to be judged by the products that customers actually receive. Is that custom essay much better and far more polished than when it was sent over? We put out a call for student users of our site to provide us with before and after copies of paper writing products. And we did get several. As we reviewed these items, we did see evidence of editing and polishing, and most structural, grammatical, and mechanics issues were indeed repaired.
Scribendi has a section on its website devoted to the process by which its editors and translators are selected for jobs. Most of its employees are freelance editors and must possess at least Bachelor’s degrees in the areas in which they will edit and proofread. They must submit their academic credentials, a resume, references, and then take a test that involves editing, proofreading, and/or translations. The process looks appropriately rigorous.
There is a customer support department that is available by phone, chat, and email. We did check out the responsiveness of members of the support team by calling on two different occasions and engaging in live chat two times as well. Each time, we spoke with a different support team member. They answered our questions, but when we got more detailed, they did refer us to their large FAQ section on the website. Overall, customer support was effective.
As usual, we checked with Site Jabber and Trust Pilot to see what other customers had to say.
There were only two Scribendi reviews on Site Jabber, one positive and one very negative, accusing the company of copyright infringement.
Trust Pilot had far more reviews, and the majority were positive.
Pros and Cons
Here are the pros and cons we would offer to students:
- The company has a long history in this business
- Lots of positive customer reviews
- Good process for employing editors and translators
- Direct communication between customer and editor
- Important guarantees
- Customers will pay more for top editors
- Urgent deadlines come with a high price
If you are looking for a writing service that will provide original and custom paper writing, a term paper, college papers, or any other type of custom writing, Scribendi is not for you. This company will only take your uploaded pieces of essay writing and other academic writing assignments and clean them up for you. If you need this service, we recommend that you place your order far in advance to get the best price possible.