As a London-based boutique writing service, Essaypedia looked like a company I could trust. However, there is much the company does not want you to know, like their fake BBB rating, dozens of negative reviews, or zero chance of getting a refund. Is Essaypedia legit? You will find the answer by the end of this review.
The list of writing services was unexpectedly short. It seems that Essaypedia does not offer editing or proofreading services and focuses solely on writing model papers from scratch. Possible projects include essays, coursework, case studies, research proposals, and business plans. Overall, Essaypedia is focused on a handful of academic paper types, and I wish I could say they do them justice.
I could not believe my eyes the first time I saw the rates. I tried to get the price for my paper to go down by playing with different parameters, but it never went below 90 pounds. In the end, I had to pay 104 pounds for a 750-word essay. Essaypedia discounts are a joke. The company offered to cut 5% off the price if I’d spent 500 pounds on one paper (or 10% off for an order of 1,000+ GBP).
I started with an Essaypedia Reddit search and found a big fat zero. On Trustpilot, Essaypedia rating is four out of five with only six reviews. SiteJabber, on the other hand, was far more informative. That was where I found realistic Essaypedia reviews complaining about poor writing, unstructured papers, and late deliveries. However, there were enough positive posts to convince me to give this company a try.
I used live chat to check some Essaypedia info that confused me. Why would a London-based company have a BBB logo on their website with an A+ rating to boot? Sharran got in touch quickly but could not answer my questions coherently. The agent took time to consult with their manager and finally asked for my email address. The company promised to deliver answers to my Inbox, but their inability to formulate a direct response was proof enough of something fishy.
Essaypedia fake BBB badge was a major red flag for me. However, the Money-Back Guarantee was even worse. The company gives you 14 days to request a refund, and that’s only possible if you haven’t approved the order yet. Besides VAT, you will also lose the money you’ve paid for all the extra services. Moreover, Essaypedia can refuse to refund your order if their QA division decides your requirements have been met. I doubt anyone has ever been lucky to get their money back from this company.
The order form was surprisingly concise until I realized there were additional steps to the process. Besides the typical fields for paper type, the number of pages, and the deadline, there was a single box for requirements. I had to put my formatting and citation preferences there because there was no other place for that information. The second step of the order process was all about squeezing more money out of me through upgrades.
Is Essaypedia reliable? An excuse for a paper I got proved otherwise. The writer was too lazy for proper research, and most of their arguments were subjective and unsupported by evidence. Some points reappeared throughout the essay several times as if the writer hadn’t known how to get the piece to the required word count.
Essaypedia offered multiple upgrades, but some of them made no sense. For instance, I could get an unlimited alterations period (+15%), but I’m sure the number of free revisions included would remain the same. I could schedule a planning or a follow-up call with an academic working on my paper, but I was unwilling to pay the extra 50 GBP to 115 GBP. Premium service (+20%) and plagiarism report (+10%) did not seem worth the money.
Is Essaypedia scam? After an in-depth research, getting an essay from them, and talking to company representatives, I feel this company is unworthy of your trust. My key takeaways are: