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Fines and penalties are deductions made by the Company from the payments that are due to the Writer. The fines and penalties apply in the following cases:



We will penalize you if your paper is proved to be plagiarized by the plagiarism detection engine.

Third occurrence of plagiarism will result in the immediate suspension of Writer's account with the possibility of being permanently removed from the panel of writers.


Every paper must be 100% free of plagiarism. No more than 10% of direct quotes/terms are allowed to be used in a paper (unless order instructions specifically ask to insert more quotes). If a writer leaves more than 7% of copy-pasted (plagiarized) content, editors are obliged to ask a writer to remove it. If the paper has less than 7% of valid plagiarism, editor may not ask writer to remove plagiarism, but indicate the % when assessing the order paraphrasing plagiarized content themselves. This % will influence the grade/payment of the order. We check papers for plagiarism with the help of www.plagiarismsearch.com service as well as several other checkers. Writers must scan their papers in PlagiarismSearch before uploading them into the system to avoid possible revisions. Several minutes after upload, there will be a report generated near the attached file.


NB! Even a small plagiarism % may influence customer's grade for the order. To avoid possible refunds, please make sure you understand what plagiarism is and try to avoid it. Writers must properly cite sources and indicate correct in-text citations while introducing outside research into the paper. Absence of in-text citations, deliberate change of sources into more suitable ones (i.e. providing fake referencing information) will lead to a full refund along with penalties applied to the writer's account.


Late Paper Delivery:

If a writer sends his/her paper late, he/she will be fined 30% of the order price. Extensions are not allowed (they are possible only in exceptional cases). Note that a customer might demand a refund if he/she receives the paper late or if we ask for deadline extension. Moreover, if we do receive a chargeback because the writer did not fulfill his/her obligation to send the paper on time, the fine in the sum of the full order price will be applied.


Wrong Style:

Whenever the paper is submitted in wrong citation style (formatting and layout / referencing / specific academic format requirements and so on), the Writer will be fined 10% of the fee for that paper.


Quality of Writing:

There are separate penalties for the quality of writing (if the paper does not fully meet the customer's requirements and/or general academic writing standards), which depends on the overall mark for a given order.


Reassignment (Refusal from the taken order)

Make sure to check order details, instructions, and availability of materials needed for completing the order before taking it.

Whenever the Writer refuses from an assignment to write the paper he/she took, the Writer shall be liable for such refusal. Reassignment may result in a fine which is calculated depending on the circumstances.

Reassigned papers cause multiple problems both to the company and our customers. Shorter deadlines cause troubles. We encourage all writers to take full responsibility for the papers you take.

Unfortunately, some writers do not take their work seriously enough and refuse writing the orders they take after significant time period. Such orders are very difficult to be reassigned and often result in refunds.

Another major problem we face is a refusal to revise the paper. We, at 4Writers.net, agree to revise the papers for free if initial instructions were not changed. Even though all regulations are applicable to all orders, some writers tend to request for a reassignment instead of revising their papers.

We highly appreciate help of those writers who assist us with urgent reassignments and hope that new bonus/penalty system will motivate them to be more active.

Starting from March 1, 2016, our system will apply a penalty for unnecessary reassignments requests on writers initiative. The deducted sum will be a bonus for taking the order from reassignment. Even though reassignments are wrong, we still leave you a chance to avoid a penalty.


This is how it works:

  1. All reassignment requests are calculated on a monthly basis.
  2. Any writer can ask for reassignment of the order once a month without any penalty (unless the writer asks for reassignment within the last 20% of the order's deadline or when the order is already late).
  3. Any writer can  ask for reassignment of any other order within 20% of the order deadline. The system will show the critical time for a reassignment request  for each order in its details.
  4. If the order is reassigned on writer's request  within 21-100%, the penalty will be applied.
  5. The system will calculate the order price and deduct the % of time the writer kept the order divided by 2.
    E.g. A writer decided to refuse from writing the order after keeping it 30% of the writer's time, then the system will deduct 30/2=15% of the order payment.
  6. The deducted amount will be added to the order price as a bonus to motivate a new writer to work on the order. So, if $5 is deducted from initial writer, $5 will be added to the order price.
  7. Exact amount of the penalty will be available in the Salary details and informed in the letter, which is sent by the system to notify about reassignment.
  8. The penalty is also applicable to the orders on revision that were refused by the writers.
  9. NOTE: If the writer asks for a late reassignment of the order after 80% of his/her work time, the penalty is applied even for the first request in a month.


Other Sanctions

The writer's account can be downgraded (which will impact the amount of orders the writer can see and take at the same time) if the writer has issues with work performance (low editor's mark, too many revisions, late orders, reassignments, customer complaints, refunds).

The writer can receive a 1st warning in cases of bad performance and/or refunds; if the writer's performance does not improve and the writer receives other refunds and complaints, he/she can get a 2nd warning, which will result in 2 weeks account suspension. In cases of further performance issues, the writer gest a 3rd warning, which means a permanent suspension of the account/deactivation.


Writer's Rating

Writer's rating is an average mark of the last 5 edited orders. In case the total number of your orders is less than 5, writer's rating will be based on an average mark of all edited/assessed papers.

One can see the mark in Performance record.


Content: 40%
Format: 10%
Grammar: 40%
Word count: 10%

All those parameters are multiplied by the percentage of plagiarism.

The final formula is (40% content + 10% format + 40% grammar + 10% word count) * plagiarism.


At first, an editor makes a preliminary assessment of your paper. The goal of preliminary evaluation is to determine whether the paper is well written.

  • If the paper is well written and meets all requirements, it is assessed as commendable (average mark is 97% and higher). No penalties are applied to such orders.
  • If the paper needs improvement (not all requirements are fully met or general quality of writing does not meet the standards), an editor puts lower marks and sends writer a revision request/a message, asking to revise your paper. Upon successful completion of revision (if writer revises the paper appropriately according to all editor's comments and within the specified time), the editor reassesses the order; thus writers are given an opportunity to improve the paper and improve your average mark.
  • If the paper is very poorly written or off topic (does not meet requirements at all), it will be reassigned to another writer at once, and you will not receive the salary for it.

Writers must understand that quality of writing is a very important aspect. It is writer's responsibility to ensure that every paper is original and free of any grammar/formatting mistakes as well as fully meets all the requirements.

To motivate writers to improve their writing and upload only quality papers, the average mark put by an editor for a particular order impacts the writer's salary for that order.

  • If an average mark for the order is 97-100%, there is no penalty (order's salary remains unchanged).
  • If the order's average mark is lower than 97%, the penalty is counted according to this formula: Writer's Salary for Order - 2 * (100% - Average mark for order %). For example, if the order's salary is $10 and the average mark for this order is 95%, then $10 - 2 * (100% - 95%) = $10 - 10% = $1 penalty; thus, the writer's salary for this order will be $10 - $1 = $9.
    96% - 8% of the order's salary is subtracted as a penalty;
    95% - 10% of the order's salary is subtracted as a penalty;
    94% - 12% of the order's salary is subtracted as a penalty, and so on.