Step 1: (Generally) About EssayEdge
EssayEdge.com is a high-level essay editing company that concentrates on the more professional market. Medical, legal studies, college, graduate, MBA, interview preparation and academic papers are all in a day's work. The writer's pedigree is important here - Stanford, Princeton, Yale, and Harvard, are the preferred Ivy League colleges from which EssayEdge recruits.
If you are looking for an ordinary essay or paper to be written, this is not the place to come. EssayEdge.com review sites emphasize this aspect of the operation constantly, and we would reiterate - this is a proofreading and editing service at a high level of academic achievement; it is not an essay writing service. Keep reading to learn if this is a reliable service for prospective college students.
Step 2: Quality of Products and Services
EssayEdge reviews concentrate on the personal statement editing services which are available for MBA institutions, graduate schools, along with medical schools, law schools, veterinary schools and other specialized areas of education. There is also an academic proofreading and paper editing service, which covers 17 subcategories of assistance along with a dozen personal statement editing services. No mention is made of editing and proofreading of thesis or dissertation chapters.
EssayEdge testimonials are complimentary about the quality of the products and services offered - but do bear in mind that these are internal and not independent views - and should be treated with the appropriate caution.
Much, of course, depends on the raw material put before the editors in the first place, as to how much work is needed, how long it might take, and so on.
Step 3: Writers and Support
As mentioned above, EssayEdge recruits only from Ivy League colleges, and their writers are second to none. All of the writers have a higher-level doctorate or Ph.D. qualifications, and all are thoroughly tested, and their abilities confirmed, before being engaged.
There are in-depth biographies showing the specialties and skills of the top 10 editors, as well as some personal details, to give their backgrounds. These are used as examples of the kind of quality that can be expected from the writers at this site. If they prefer, students may request a specific editor. Of course, this does depend on availability, and the student’s willingness to wait for that editor to be able to work with them.
We found the customer support to be quite difficult to navigate.
When we contacted the site and tried the chat line, it was offline. When we went on to try the helpline, we were confronted with a rather confusing template called, “Resolve” which looked more like an internal messaging system than an ordinary inquiry form. We never did get a query sorted.
An Essay Edge review that we looked at confirmed that this was a problem that had been encountered before.
Ultimately, it appears that this site can be trusted to deliver an edited copy of a student’s writing. However, the quality of that work may vary greatly.
Step 4: Prices
EssayEdge.com prices are far from clear. There is no real pricing structure which is applicable. All products here are treated separately under the headings of proofreading, standard, and premium service. The distinctions are that the standard service is proofreading with a critique that shows where improvements can be made. The proofreading service is simply to polish the paper and tidy it up. The premier service includes a brainstorming session, two rounds of critiques, a run-through of the essay, and a phone conference to finalize all the details.
Pricing wise - the standard proofreading service, for a word count of 600, comes in at $69. For the standard service, again 600 words, comes in at $149. The premier service, for 600 words, comes in at $379. The mock interview service is available for $199, with each extra hour charged at $69, and includes an e-mailed evaluation.
EssayEdge.com reviews back up the view that this is certainly not a cheap option; but that it would seem to answer a need.
Their coupon codes offer a saving of $20 - although it is not clear why or how this is applied.
Company's promo code offers are equally vague - There is a $50 discount offered but no details of how to apply or redeem it.
Standard payment methods are accepted and appear to be safe. Data is secured via SSL.
Step 5: Additional Features and Discounts
No EssayEdge discount offers seem to be available - we could find no reference to any on the site.
Essay Edge ratings are not particularly glowing, and there are many gaps in the service which could do with attention.
The means of making a payment is completely absent - it is virtually impossible to try and find out from customer services how to go about actually engaging the service - and it is only possible to use it once you have already written your essay.
If you need such a service, are willing to pay, and happy to try and find your way through the customer service maze - then this is for you!