EduBirdie

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EduBirdie
IndustryEducational, professional writing
Founded2015
HeadquartersBurgas, Bulgaria and Wilmington, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Owner„I3 TECHNOLOGY" Ltd.

EduBirdie is a professional writing and academic aid platform that offers services, including ghostwriting, essay creation, proofreading, and a plagiarism checker.

History[edit]

EduBirdie was founded in 2015 by Plan B Services LLC registered under US Law.

Client engagement is estimated at over 500,000 users per month.[1] EduBirdie services include plagiarism and grammar checking tools, citation generators, editing, proofreading, and others.

Besides the international version aimed at the US market, the platform is available in its local variations in the UK and Canada. It provides students with writing samples and research assistance to help them perfect their essay writing skills. Furthermore, EduBirdie does not tolerate plagiarism.[2]

In 2019, EduBirdie started to operate under a new owner, I3 Technology Ltd to bring the company a new business model. Later that year, EduBirdie partnered with CHADD and donated from every order to help children with ADHD syndrome.[3]

After numerous spelling-related accusations on Twitter, EduBirdie offered to proofread Donald Trump's tweets free of charge to prevent grammatical mistakes.[4]

In 2019 EduBirdie.com unveiled EduBRIDIE, a service to provide professional support for brides, grooms and wedding party members writing vows and speeches.[5]

Work Process[edit]

Structure[edit]

EduBirdie connects users with writers through an auction process, where writers bid on the proposals available. Unlike the majority of freelance platforms, each writer is chosen and hired directly by the company through an internal multi-step process:

  • Registration
  • Test writing[6]
  • Essay testing
  • Document verification.

Tools[edit]

One of the company's work areas is the development of free tools for different types of student. They include:

  • Plagiarism Checker
  • Grammar Checker
  • Citation, Topic, Thesis and other Generators
  • Complex correction tool (currently in beta).
  • Paraphrasing Tool
  • Words to Minutes, Words to Pages and Case Converters
  • Word Counter
  • Alphabetizer
  • GPA Calculator
  • Essay Rewriter[7]

Reception[edit]

Perceptions[edit]

EduBirdie is also an employer to college students, offering post-college jobs and ambassador programs for current students.[8]

In 2020 EdSurge reported that EduBirdie is part of a new larger industry of contract cheaters, where sites like EduBirdie connect clients with freelance writers for cheating activities.[9]

Marketing[edit]

In 2018, EduBirdie promoted itself through social media influencers and YouTubers which lead to an investigation conducted by BBC that resulted in thousands of videos being removed from YouTube which were promoting EduBirdie and cheating. It was done over an academic aid policy of YouTube where students pay to get help in academic related tasks which is considered as cheating.[10][11][12] As per BBC those videos earned a total of 700 million views and almost 250 channels who were promoting homework cheating.[13][14][15]

Researches[edit]

  • In 2019, EduBirdie offered to proofread President Trump's tweets, free of charge over grammatical mistakes in his Tweets.[16]
  • Hangover Test (U.S. National Beer Day on April 7, 2021). The study aims to figure out which brands of beer have the smallest impact on a person's productivity the morning after a big night out. They're looking to recruit 28–40 participants to drink the 15 most popular American beer brands and then see what they're capable of the following day, while hungover.[17]
  • How Gen-Z Is Spending Their Time While Quarantined. Gen-Z is trying to do their part by staying home and social-distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19. However, not leaving the house day after day can get boring. EduBirdie staff surveyed their users to find out what exactly the younger generation is doing to occupy their time.
  • United States cheating patterns. Global research has revealed nationwide study patterns, uncovering that English is the country's most cheated on subject. A new study, conducted by EduBirdie, analyzes the topics of essays written by external authors for students to turn in as their own during university and college courses.[18]
  • Zodiac signs and cheating. This survey showed how many people of each astrological sign have ever cheated or have come close to cheating in the relationship. As a result, it was shown that Leos are most likely to cheat on their partner (36% of the respondents), while Virgos are the most loyal (only 6% of cheaters).[19]
  • EduBirdie analysed over 500,000 words in essays submitted for editing to find out which words are most commonly misspelled in student essays.[20]
  • Studying Songs Research. By analyzing 500,000 songs in playlists tagged for studying, EduBirdieEduBirdie found out which songs and artists are the most suitable for studying.[21]
  • EduBirdie analyzed current ruling monarchs and their families to find out which universities are the most famous among royalty. The study showed that the University of Oxford has the biggest number of still living graduates from royal families.[22]
  • The Most Successful College Dropouts. The study aimed to show people who didn't finish their education but still became successful according to Forbes billionaires list.[23]
  • In July 2021 EduBirdie was looking to hire Smart Watchers, people who would watch Netflix and Amazon Prime TV series to be a part of the study that shows which of the most popular series motivate people to study the most.[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Traffic and ranking
  2. ^ This essay-writing company wants to hire a ‘Glory Days Conservation Specialist’ to relive college
  3. ^ Setting the record straight during ADHD awareness month 2019
  4. ^ AM, Brendan Cole On 12/7/18 at 6:29 (December 7, 2018). "Trump calls for 'boarder' security, Twitter Reacts". Newsweek. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Turn to the professionals for a wedding speech destined to go viral
  6. ^ EduBirdie Review by Will Martins
  7. ^ "Edubirdie Review 2022 [Score: 5.6/10] Legit, Legal or Cheating?". August 30, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2022.
  8. ^ Hess, Abigail (February 2, 2019). "EduBirdie wants to hire a 'Glory Days Conservation Specialist'". www.cnbc.com. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "How the 'Contract Cheating' Industry Has Gotten More Aggressive in Recruiting Students – EdSurge News". EdSurge. January 23, 2020. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  10. ^ Bernard, Zoë. "YouTube just pulled hundreds of videos endorsing a homework service that encourages students to cheat". Business Insider. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  11. ^ Main, Branwen Jeffreys and Edward (May 1, 2018). "YouTube stars paid to sell cheating". BBC. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  12. ^ Main, Branwen Jeffreys and Edward (December 6, 2018). "BBC exposes huge scale of online cheating ads". BBC. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  13. ^ Carbone, Christopher (May 6, 2018). "YouTube stars being paid to push academic cheating, report says". Fox News. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  14. ^ Liptak, Andrew (May 6, 2018). "YouTube removed hundreds of videos that promoted a homework cheating site". The Verge. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "More than 250 YouTube channels promote academic cheating site, BBC investigation finds". ABC News. May 3, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  16. ^ AM, Brendan Cole On 12/7/18 at 6:29 (December 7, 2018). "Trump calls for 'boarder' security, Twitter Reacts". Newsweek. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  17. ^ How to Participate in Research on Which Beers Cause the Worst Hangovers
  18. ^ United States cheating patterns revealed by EduBirdie
  19. ^ Here’s How Likely It Is That Your Partner Will Cheat, Based on Their Zodiac Sign
  20. ^ ‘Wich’ Is Which? Top 10 Words That Students Often Misspell In Their Essays
  21. ^ New study reveals best BPM, most popular song for studying, work to
  22. ^ Universities and degrees fit for royalty - Where Kate and Princess Beatrice studied
  23. ^ These 9 universities were once home to some of the world’s most successful college dropouts
  24. ^ These guys will pay you $1,000 to just watch Netflix and Amazon for a month