Meet the Champ!

Last season we gave unique awards to the best performers via a special presentation. Many of you asked us to show the list of the best writers. Well, why not?

Please, welcome our Golden Pen Laureates, the writers who managed to complete at least 100 orders (in total) during the last season without a single dispute or lateness case but with an average Customer Mark of 9.00:

Golden Pen Laureates

Maria 307641 Justus 302781 Branden 302385
Christine 270527 Ephantus 251633 Bruce 291632
Dalyne 298151 Hala 117305 Gerald 307497
Tracy 268295 Kenedy 193351 Kennedy 2857
Purity 268015 Renat 280861 Catherine 297153
Jessica 50311 John 186223 Desmond 21177
Alex 299517 Irene 15129 Mary 17296
Colin 289987 Kware 95029 Julianne 256369
Daniel 40147

This season we are also going to celebrate the hard work with the same ceremony, so be sure to do your best! The rules are simple: there is no need to write a lot of papers, since to win an award, you have to complete at least 20 orders per 3 months. Of course, the more orders, the better (the top award requires 100 orders per 3 months), but it’s more important to get a high Customer Mark and 0 lates and disputes. We wish you good luck! See you among the Golden Pen laureates on the pages of the next issue!

We also have a special surprise for the readers (this issue is full of surprises, by the way) – the interview with the best writer – Bruce (291632). We decided to ask him several questions in order to help other writers become better professionals. Spoiler alert: only practical pieces of advice ahead!

What do you find the most enjoyable in writing?
I have always loved everything about writing. Now, my formal education is in electrical engineering and computer science, and engineers aren’t supposed to know how to write. However, while I derive powerful analytical skills from my mother, I derive equally strong linguistic skills from my father. I’ve always had a profound interest in the liberal arts. UVOCORP gives me the opportunity to write on umpteen different topics in the course of a day and I enjoy this diversity to a great extent.
Most writers experience the state of burning out. How do you refresh your mind or rest to avoid that?
I haven’t noticed any tendency to burn out. I thoroughly enjoy what I’m doing here. I take this occupation very seriously. I don’t know about other folks, but I’m trying to make a living doing this. I tried other professions, but this is just so much more fun.
How do you motivate yourself to write that extra paper? What is your driver?
The driver is continually striving for excellence. Also, when I take on an additional task, that lets me spread my wings into a new area or master some new body of knowledge, it’s a thrill. I have hundreds of interests. You should see my personal library. I have a book on nearly each discipline. Books mean a world to me.
Many of our writers ask how they can properly manage deadlines. What techniques do you use (if any) to always be on time?
I work at a furious pace. Why? Because I know that laziness may spoil everything. You should earnestly strive never to lose motivation. The more papers you complete, the easier you'll find it to complete the next one. I wish I had some magical words about time management, but to me the secret is simple - just do it, don’t postpone it.

Michael Approves


Hi, guys!

This time around we would like to show you, step by step, what a good thesis statement looks like. In order to make it fun, we’ll start with a basic sentence and turn it into a good thesis statement. I hope many of you will find it useful.

So, let’s imagine we have a paper titled “Is it reasonable to buy a car?”

In my experience, many writers use the following “thesis statements” for such or similar essays: “It is not reasonable to buy a car”, or even worse, "This paper will prove that it is not reasonable to buy a car"

Now, are those good thesis statements or not? Well, in our writing guide on thesis (be sure to check it out in the Writing Guide section of your account – it’s lovely) we explain everything in detail. However, to save your time, they are not the best. The statements are simply too weak and not convincing. Where is the evidence? Where is the debate?

Writers with a finer writing experience often end up with something like “It is not reasonable to buy a car because nowadays the public transport system lets people go where they need to”.

This kind of thesis comes with a debate and evidence. For some it may even seem relatively good. However, what we want is an even better thesis. If a thesis is what we are going to talk about in the paper, why not make it slightly more informative?

For example: “Buying cars incurs significant expenses, both short and long- term, and therefore should not be encouraged, especially provided the ever present availability of the public transport.” Such thesis allows us to not only talk about the public transport but also cover the financial side of the issue. Besides, it spurs a debate (and that’s exactly what we need!) since you’ll have to prove whether the public transport system is really that comfortable, whether the costs associated with owning a car are really so dreadful.

To sum it up, don’t write short and boring thesis statements. Be sure to make them debatable and yet convincing.

Keep calm and stay motivated

This time, instead of giving you a link to a video, we are going to briefly discuss the connection among our clients, quality of work, and your personal development.

So, why would anyone want to provide quality work?

To start with, each time you work hard, each time you conduct quality research, you benefit from it. By studying new areas and topics you expand your knowledge and broaden your horizon. In essence, the better the quality, the more positive effects it brings you. If you work hard, you get:

  • higher chances of admission to your college of choice
  • more areas of competence, which sooner or later translates into a higher pay
  • a big boost to your intellectual capabilities

Basically, quality = your own personal professional development. BIG TIME.

Personal development benefits are evident, but what about other things? Is there anything else out there?

Yes, there is, and the whole lot of it. Now, let's take a deeper look into the matter. Recently we conducted a survey among our customers to find out their needs, fears, and desires. It turns out that for many, if not most, customers, our services are a helping hand. Perhaps you also know that life throws down lots of challenges to us. Just think of the following:

  • An ill family member
  • An unexpected shift in the working schedule (many college students have a part-time job)
  • Trivial but nonetheless sad things such as traffic jams or sudden flu

Those are the things that bother all of us. Indeed, sometimes our customers get into a difficult life situation. It’s not that they don’t want to do something themselves, it’s just that they often cannot do it due to time constraints or difficult life situations. Some of our clients are working moms trying to balance everything on their plate – family, work, studies. We are the last resort for them, and they do count on us.

College education takes several years to complete, so, as one might expect, our customers are likely to need our assistance more than once. Many of them come to us again. You might have already received an order from a returned customer. Just think about it: in most cases it is because you worked hard and provided a quality work.

We all have our talents and interests. However, modern education system doesn’t always take that in mind. Just recall your own college or school years: we studied a lot of subjects that were loosely connected with our main sphere of interest or future profession. For instance, in many colleges students are required to write English and history essays even if their major is chemistry. As a result, talented chemists might get in trouble not because they are bad specialists, but because they simply lack writing skills. In such situations we offer a helping hand. And if you complete a quality paper, a customer gets a great example of how to write properly. Our clients learn from you and become more educated.

So, quality = returned clients and stable income. ALWAYS.


There is more to it than meets the eye when it comes to our industry. Our work often means helping in emergency cases. Sometimes we help people deal with secondary disciplines. Either way your quality work is always of great importance to them as it saves them in difficult situations.

On another note, when you try hard and do substantial research, it is you who benefit the most due to improved knowledge and skills.


Around the UVOworld

When we think about the USA, we tend to imagine skyscrapers and busy streets with lots of people walking around. It seems to many of us that the US is like a collection of New Yorks, Los Angleses, and Chicagos. But is it really the only dimension of the American dream – to live in a densely populated city? Hardly.

Many Americans live in suburban areas or in small cities and towns, devoid of large skyscrapers. They live in small houses owned by usually a single family. Such neighbourhoods have no fences and are often low-rise, which means that most of the houses are just 1-2 stories high. Is it correct to call such places big villages? Well, American suburban areas are not villages in the classic meaning of the word. Americans managed to create a rather unique blend of modern technology and good old quiet neighbourhoods. And here is how.

Many American cities are built according to a pre-developed plan. Though there are some notable exceptions, usually small cities and towns have reliable highways or large roads, which interconnect various parts of towns and cities. Basically, the general formula is that people live in private houses and use cars to get around. So don’t be surprised that you might have to drive 5-10 minutes to the nearest store in the suburban US.

Yet, this separation of commerce from living blocks creates unique atmosphere, full of comfort. To some people, such quiet lifestyle is a classical American dream. Due to its natural benefits, it indeed deserves to be a dream worth pursuing.

We decided to ask one of our writers from the USA to tell us more about the life in a small city. Here are some interesting details from Jennifer (328613):

This is a story about a little city, that I have had the pleasure to live in for the past 15 or so years. Now, we are small town. We finally have a website that actually works, and the city has nearly 8,000 people.

Our little city is quiet, much of the time. Old houses have been torn down, and many of the newly emptied lots are being reclaimed by neighbors. We use them to develop a garden or build playgrounds for children.

Much of the population of the town is friendly. The crime rates are lower than they were just a decade ago. Still, we do have some crime, it is always wise to be wary in our town.

Disadvantages to living in a quiet town of few people is the lack of options for shopping, night life, or even tourism. There are no grocery stores with good food in our immediate area, you have to travel at least 15-minutes to buy things. We do have a Walgreens and some dollar stores. Walgreens is my favorite place; everyone is extremely friendly there. It is walking distance, or biking. Most of our streets are safe for bike riding, because there are not a lot of cars. On the other hand, there is nothing to see except Roosevelt Park and a cemetery that is more than 100 years old. We are called the “City of Churches”, and I think nearly every religion has a church of their own here. It’s funny that the high school sports teams are called "Red Devils". A truly interesting name for the "City of Churches".

Thank you, Jennifer, for the wonderful story!

Dear readers, let’s check how lucky you are. Try to guess the US state that the city belongs to. The first reader to correctly guess it will get a valuable prize. In order to participate, please, fill in the questionnaire in the issue.

P.S. Here are some pictures of American towns and small cities:

Got a Question?

So, I am a good writer. What’s next? Are there any career opportunities for me?

If you are a good writer, you will have many options. But let’s first discuss who is considered to be a good writer. A good writer is the one who has as few lates and disputes as possible (close to 0), good customer marks (8.9 or higher), and a high college level (“University”, “Master’s”, “Ph.D.”). For such writers we offer a chance to become a professional editor or mentor.

Besides, the most capable writing offices are offered to join the special program in case they want to continue developing as a professional office. Basically, we spot the best of the best and help them grow their business.

More about career opportunities may be found in “My Dashboards” of your page. Be sure to visit the Career Opportunities tab.