Dear Forum Viewers,
Whilst we are aware of the views expressed by the site owners about Deveraux and Deloitte -
and their general opinions on the academic writing industry,
we believe that the actions of Angela and Richard Hoy in policing this matter have done an unnecessary disservice to you, themselves, the reputation of this forum and our company.
Deveraux and Deloitte wish to issue an official statement in order to counter the statements contained within two threads bearing our name on Writer’s Weekly.
“Firstly, despite Deveraux and Deloitte’s view that the personal feelings of the Writers Weekly Administration have often overridden clear, objective judgment and courteous action on their behalf, the company would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any offence caused to Richard and Angela by any communications sent by members of Deveraux and Deloitte’s staff or their agents. After reviewing some of the mails in question, we would like to comment that they are at times not befitting of conduct expected by Deveraux and Deloitte, and accordingly the relevant parties have been warned for their, at times, overly personal comments.
Contrary to speculation fuelled by a statement form Richard Hoy (Angela Hoy’s business partner), placed on this forum, Deveraux and Deloitte welcome the debate on Writers Weekly about the academic research and writing industry. We welcome both positive and negative opinions about the industry and indeed our place within it. It is company policy to take on board all fair and accurate comments about us as constructive feedback.
However, it is Deveraux and Deloitte’s opinion that by creating such a useful forum like Writers Weekly, a primary concern for Richard and Angela must be to facilitate an honest and open debate that properly informs and educates their readers. In our view, such an objective can only be achieved if the Writers Weekly Administrators use their best endeavours to reasonably police the accuracy of facts contained within forum posts.
Especially, when those directly concerned challenge such accuracy.
Accordingly, to assist the Administration with this goal, Deveraux and Deloitte made numerous requests that several posts concerning our company be properly reviewed, and edited or removed accordingly.
Deveraux and Deloitte maintain these posts contain varying degrees of fabrication, incorrectness and on occasion, potential libel.
Deveraux and Deloitte have offered to submit evidence that we believe reasonably rebuts the content of the posts in question, but these requests have, unfortunately for both parties, been ignored. The only reply of genuine substance that has been issued to Deveraux and Deloitte, illustrates the Site Administrators view that the responsibility for wrong or illegal content does not lie with Writers Weekly.
An official policy that Deveraux and Deloitte hope you will agree, is not conducive to honest and open debate, nor useful to writers hoping to obtain accurate information about potential employers or business partners such as ourselves.
It is Deveraux and Deloitte’s view that such a policy is far from conducive to preventing misuse of the Writers Weekly forum, and that in fact it may actually encourage such misuse and diminish the usefulness and reputation of the forum.
Despite assurances from Writers Weekly, we have not bee able to contact any of the posters we have complained about via e-mail to take issue with them. Equally, our requests to Writers Weekly to reveal several IP addresses have been ignored. Furthermore, Writers Weekly have categorically stated that because the problem is simply not theirs that they will not cooperate unless we use an American based lawyer.
Whilst we do not approve of the expense to both parties that this action entails, due to the alien jurisdiction we are located in and the vulnerability of our position, we have no choice but to comply with their wishes.
Accordingly, Deveraux and Deloitte request that Angela and Richard Hoy allow us the honour of rebutting the posts we have taken issue with in public, in order to mitigate the damage caused to our company and any damage caused to Writers Weekly.
We can only hope that in light of this incident, Angela and Richard modify their procedures accordingly for the protection of all involved.
Indeed, should similar posts about Richard and Angela Hoy, or their business interests ever manifest themselves on other forums, we sincerely hope that those forum owners will display a more protective and objective approach towards the Hoys, then has been afforded to us.
Deveraux and Deloitte maintain that several of the posts below are objectionable because they cover important issues, yet contain glaring factual errors. Furthermore, it is Deveraux and Deloitte’s position that some of the posts below cannot reasonably be said to be true, or proven as true, nor can they be held to be simple or mere expressions of opinion, but are presented as fact.
Accordingly, some of the posts have caused - and continue to cause - material harm to the business interests and reputation of Deveraux and Deloitte.”
This company offers extremely low-paid jobs: I've been offered to write 2000 words Strategic Management report for 27 pounds!!! It will take anyone to do it at least 4-5 days, therefore the pay is less then 1 pound an hour! I'd better go working for Tesco!!!
The writer of the piece in question would have been paid £80 at out current rates. Our UK undergraduate standard rate is £80 per 2000 words, and the lowest that it has ever been – in early 2003 - is £60 per 2000 words.
Our top rate for undergraduate writing is £320 per 2000 words.
Accordingly £27 could have never been offered for a piece of this size.
Deveraux and Deloitte have offered to provide Writers Weekly with a full list of rates, past and present, to corroborate this claim, yet no response to our offer was ever made.
Jeez, that brought a tear to my eye. Can't wait for the movie to be released on video.
One guy said that he took 4/5 days to produce a 2,000 word essay for 27GBP, less than 1GBP an hour. Another said she would only take 4 or 5 hours to do it.
Well, I do not believe she could write on a specific question on a specific topic such as the Russian Revolution, that she would only know in a general sense at best, in 4 or 5 hours. And to a 2:1 degree standard. That frankly is rubbish.
I wrote one essay (3,000 words) and it took me 25 hours for 80GBP. Quick and hurried research was included in that. So I earned just over 3GBP an hour.
Yes the guy was right, Tesco would pay better. I may be able to increase the speed slightly, but still it would not be worth it.
I do believe I may have answered the question, rather than just self-righteously criticised everyone.
One of BookCoverDesigner's illiterates.
Deveraux and Deloitte refute the claim that our positions are poorly paid. However, it is admitted that writers with a speed of just over 100 words per hour may view the financial return for their efforts as reasonably low.
Yet, even at the astonishingly slow speed claimed by the poster above, our top rate for undergraduate pieces would pay you £12.80 per hour or approx $20 per hour.
Over 40 hours that is of course £500/$900 per week for writing just 4000 words.
Those that can write and research 500 words per hour – a good speed – will find our base rate equates to about £15 per hour or over 40 hours, £600/$ 1,120 per week.
At that speed our top undergraduate rate pays £53.30 per hour or approximately $100 per hour.
Rates, when it is considered are for pieces that are wholly chosen at will by the writer involved, we believe, are the highest within our sector of freelance academic writing..
We believe our high rates are testament to the fact that many of our writers, even those that have other commitments, such as full time jobs or postgraduate study, are able to invoice us regularly for £3,000 plus a month.
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This company calls itself a supplier of research papers to students and general members of tghe public in need of a research paper. They operate in the UK, Australia and the USA. I worked with them for a feww months and a the moment of remunaration they came up with a story of plagiarism to avoid paying me my salary. They are very smart as only reachable via E-mail. I contacted Jon Tudor via E-mail and even wrto to BBC Watchdog about this. I received an abusive e-mail from Jon Tudor and never heard form the other partner Stephen Deveraux or anyone else from the company about that matter. I only received a pathetic sum not even worth half of the money the company owed me!!!! IF OYU ARE A STUDENT AND SEE THEIR ADVERT RUN AWAY AND IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF A PAPER PLEASE, PLESE DO NOT COMMIT THE MISTAKE TO GO TO THE: SCAM!SCAM1SCAM
Deveraux and Deloitte believe this claim is libellous. We of course do not operate any sort of 'scam', whatever personal views about any industry we operate in the poster may have. Moreover, we have never 'just been contactable by email', and have 3 landline phone numbers on which we can be contacted. The US number is toll free.
Deveraux and Deloitte have always paid our researchers promptly and will only remove writers for legitimate reasons such as copyright fraud, or poor quality. The latter with pay.
We have asked Writers Weekly to provide us with this researcher’s full name so we can provide them with the reasons for their removal, this request has not been honoured.
Similarly the person in question never replied to our request for information made to their post on another forum – indeed the forum that they have linked their very post to.
Angela, it is obvious, that this company is using WritersWeekly to increase its PR coverage!!! How cheap is that!!!
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Deveraux and Deloitte have never engaged in this forum in order to promote our company, or for other purposes, bar offering this official statement. To suggest otherwise insinuates that we are involved in illegal spamming activity and is certainly damaging to our reputation.
Several researchers have placed posts, and whilst by and large we commend them for doing so on, we would also like to take this opportunity to highlight the point that their views do not necessarily represent the views or policies of Deveraux and Deloitte.
All i know is that this discussion has put me off getting a job at DD. They have just offered me a job but it sounds like 1 big scan. The email sent even looks automated like its sent out randomly to poor innocent students roping them in to a nastey trap. The company has sounds pretty dodgey and i dont like what they r doing to students work, but if university lecturers did more than #### all may be we wouldnt have tried so hard to cheaply cheat gettin results.
Deveraux and Deloitte view this as irrefutable proof of the damage caused by the posts that we have complained of.
Needless to say, allegations of traps and scams, are unwarranted, unsupported and libellous.
I thought I'd throw my two cents in here, too, since I was approached by Deveraux & Deloitte at the beginning of the year. I was hesitant to accept the contract because it just didn't sit right with me - writing term papers for students who should be doing it themselves.
Then I found a discussion about them on Monster between a lot of other people who had been approached by the company as well. About five posts into the discussion someone from Devereaux & Deloitte who had discovered the forum and blasted any naysayers. They were incredibly rude, used excessively strong language (no swearing, but calling people in the forum who were nervous about joining "idiots" and "morons") and by the next day, all ads for the company had been deleted from Monster.
I wouldn't touch that company or any of their affiliates or subsidiaries with a 10-foot pole; however, since I've never worked with them, I can't know if they're a good employer or not. But it strongly goes against my ethics and my pride to work with a company who a) produces term papers for students and b) calls people names because they have questions.
Deveraux and Deloitte wish to highlight that most of this post is incorrect. Our adverts were never removed from Monster, and ran their full 60-day cycle, as was agreed and paid for between both parties.
At no time did Deveraux and Deloitte use the language or approach claimed by this poster - despite being the victim of libellous posts. On the contrary, we received a compensatory discount from Monster of just under $1,500 on the posting costs due to our complaint about libellous material not being removed in a timely manner being upheld.
We asked Writers Weekly to contact Monster UK (who act as agents for Monster USA) should they require further proof of this event. It seems that thus far they have declined to do so.
Thank you for taking the time to read this statement. In accordance with our current legal advice, we will not be posting further statements on this forum until and if we are prompted to do so by our advisors.
We wish the Hoy’s and all readers of this forum well now and for the future.
We would also like to extend our thanks to Angela Hoy for allowing us to post this statement on Writers Weekly.
Should we need to communicate further with the owners of Writers Weekly, at their request, we will do so through an American-Based Law Firm.
Deveraux and Deloitte