Because we know that student use of online writing services has grown exponentially, we decided early on that our most important mission was to look into the growing number of online writing services that are marketing to students. Of course, we have many other resources, too, that registered users of our website can access too.

We decided to conduct an investigation of at this time because there has been a lot of “buzz” about it among our users. Our readers should understand that we use the same criteria to evaluate all writing services so that we are as objective as possible. Here is our X-Essays Review, based upon those criteria.

Pricing System

Our primary criteria here involve two elements – transparency in pricing and reasonableness of cost for various products or services a company offers. Relative to X-Essays, we found the following:

  • X-Essays wants its visitors to know right away what their possible order may cost. They have put a short form on their homepage for this purpose. When students enter their need, using the drop-down menus on the form will result in an estimated price. This will not be a final price, but it will provide a good start.
  • X-Essays discount plan will also affect pricing. All new customers can enter a coupon code in the order form for a 20% discount. Returning students are eligible for other discounts, according to the plan on the website. And we were told by a customer service agent that there are occasional sales posted on the website too.
  • Another factor that must be included in the total cost is the free perks that X-Essays offers. Students are given free pages, such as title and bibliography, any formatting style, a scan for plagiarism, and as many revisions as they want, until satisfied.

Once a customer completes the full X-Essays order form, he will get a final price. That price will not change,

Types of Services

For academic writing services, we look for two things – services that are wide-ranging and the quality of what is delivered to customers. This section will explain all that we have found.

The range of X-Essays services is wide. Visitors can click on the “Services” link and see each category, which in turn can be clicked on for more detail. Here is a short description of each:

  • Essays: This category is really diverse, but it covers all of the most common writing pieces that students are usually assigned, starting in secondary school – essays of all types and topics, term and research papers, presentations, book reviews, case studies, annotated bibliographies, research projects, and more.
  • Assignment Writing, Homework, Coursework: These are listed as three separate categories. But among those three, students can order any type of assignment, from short answer review questions to coursework projects (esp. STEM areas) and problem-solving sets, to multiple-choice test-taking, and many things in-between.
  • Dissertations: This is a major culminating project and one with which grade students can really struggle. X-Essays has a large pool of Ph.D. research specialists in all curricular fields to give any types of help a student may want – from developing a research question, to constructing a research design, to analyzing the gathered data, X-Essays offers it all.
  • Math/Science Projects and coursework: This is a separate category that details all of the types of STEM help students can order.
  • CV’s: Students seek part-time positions while in school; they also launch a search for their first career positions. X-Essays has a distinct department with HR specialists who can craft, edit, or proofread CVs and cover letters.
  • Editing/Proofreading: any student who has produced his own writing piece can get very reasonable editing and proofreading services. Obviously, provides the diversity we are looking for. Now, on to quality.

When we assess the quality of services, we are looking for research integrity, scholarly composition, adherence to customer instructions, on-time delivery, and fully original pieces. These are the things we evaluate:

  • We look for solid English composition throughout the website content. If that content is poorly written, chances are the company is not using native English-speaking writers. X-Essays passes this test with flying colors.
  • We also study the sample writings if the company has posted some of them. X-Essays has a number of pieces, all of which meet our expectations for solid and scholarly research and composition.
  • We gather all of the review comments and conversations that users of our site have posted about a company. X-Essays has received a lot of high praise.
  • We comb through the web, searching for other reviews and feedback from actual customers. We did find some on consumer reporting websites and on social media. X-Essays also has its own accounts on a couple of platforms.

So, these two factors – quantity and quality. has both.

Payment Options

There is not a lot to say here. X-Essays does what all trustworthy writing companies do. It offers payment by all major international banking cards or wire transfer. We always tell our readers that they can also use those cards and pay through PayPal, even without an account with that platform. It is highly secure.

And related to security, X-Essays also does it right. It does not process customer payments – it understands that it does not have the top level security technology that trustworthy payment processing platforms have. And so, it uses one of those instead.


X-Essays lists its guarantees on its landing page. And it has written policies that also speak to these. In short, here is what a customer can expect:

  • Qualified Expert: is careful to assign writers to each order based on their fitness for the job. They have a large pool of writers and carefully match degrees and writing experience to customer needs.
  • Writing From Scratch: All writers are required to begin each assigned order only after that assignment. If a writer should attempt to rewrite or re-use something previously written, he is fired.
  • No Plagiarism: Like all other good companies, X-Essays runs a plagiarism scan on every written piece before it leaves its doors to a customer.
  • Communication with Writers: Customers are given a private account. This is used for several purposes, but, most importantly, to contact the writer directly. The more conversation, the higher the chance of the customer getting what he needs the first time.
  • Protected Privacy: Personal customer information is never shared anywhere on the site or elsewhere, not even with an assigned writer. Name, email address, and phone number must be provided, but this data is encrypted and stored behind strong firewalls.
  • Secure Payment Methods: This was covered above.
  • Free Revisions: Any customer who wants changes to his final product will get them done quickly. He simply needs to ask for them. One note here: if a student asks for changes that are not a part of the original order, and those changes require more work for the writer, there will be extra charges.

We like to see these types of guarantees. But we must also see that they are actually applied to customers. According to customers, these guarantees are in force.

Is Site Legit?

Readers can probably conclude that we consider X-Essays to be far more than just legitimate. A barely legitimate company takes orders and payments and delivers a product back to its customers. X-Essays, though, has a business model that places customer satisfaction first. And does all that it can to develop long-term relationships through that satisfaction.


Where to begin? Let’s just list the most important positives here

  • Customers are happy with products and service
  • Writers are qualified for each order they are assigned
  • Good communication with X-Essays and with writers
  • Guarantees that are applied
  • Service after the sale


Not much to say here, but we do note two things:

  • The X-Essays blog is almost singular in focus – more variety should be included
  • Samples could use some more variety too.

To Sum Up is a clearly superior service that receives high ratings from us in every category of evaluation. We like the business model and the fact that the customer always comes first. Add to that the obvious quality of research and writing, and this is a company that we recommend highly.