Theessayplace.com was established in 2006, and since then has been providing academic writing services to students around the world. The company is based on Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and all of the writers live in the local area so that they are in constant contact with the head office. This is one of the more unique features of the website, as it means that students are often able to drop books off at the head office for writers to then use for the completion of their work – something that doctoral students may take advantage of.
Each writer, as well as being based in Toronto, must hold at least a Master’s degree in a relevant field to their academic work, and must have experience in writing academic papers. The only services offered by Theessayplace.com are custom essays for undergraduate or postgraduate (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD essays) and therefore there is no provision for high school students.
Orders can be placed online, using a form in which customers are asked to describe in as much detail as possible the requirements of their essay. This part of the process is important, as the revision’s policy clearly states that revisions will only be made to completed essays in the tone described in the online form; requests that are forgotten will not be included free of charge.
There is no way for a customer to request a specific writer, and thus there can be a lack of continuity in writing style if a customer orders more than one essay at a different date.
Due to the lack of high school provision, the rates are all standardised based on the deadline of completion, rather than level. Prices are per page, but a minimum order of 4 pages is required. The rates start at $30 per page for a deadline of 5 or more days (although there is no listed maximum waiting time) and gradually increase to $35 per page for a 24 hour rush. As with most other websites, 24 hours is the minimum time for an essay to be completed.
Additional charges are incurred for a plagiarism report (costing $25) to ensure that the essay was not taken from online sources, and additional images or graphs can be added at a cost of $15 each. These prices are about standard, but there is absolutely no free plagiarism report included which might be something that students are not keen on.
There are no discounts or free services offered online, although there is a free eBook download which contains information about how best to write the best quality essay possible, written by the Theessayplace.com writers themselves.
There are three ways to order: by using the online form, phoning the office or paying a personal visit to the office. This is a service that not many other competitors offer, and it allows a level of customer support (face to face) that some students will feel more comfortable with. There is, however, no way to personally contact your writer, as anonymity is taking very seriously; personal contact details are never exchanged between writers and their clients. This could lead to a lack of understanding and communication – other competitors offer online chat services, but Theessayplace.com is yet to implement any such discussion facility.