About Us

GradeSaver was founded in April 1999 by Nick and Olivia. Both attended Harvard University and lived in Eliot House at the time. After spending years helping each other edit class essays, they realized that students all around the world would benefit from having someone edit, revise and offer suggestions on their essays before submitting them to the intense scrutiny of their professors and teachers.

With the recruited help of a fellow student and friend, David Ramsey, they set up an initial website and launched GradeSaver. The summer of 1999 involved a great deal of work developing the site, creating the Writing Resource section, and setting up the editing services.

During the fall of 1999 GradeSaver grew at a tremendous pace. The submissions were increasing weekly, and the company began to recruit other Harvard students as editors. As the number of essays edited by GradeSaver increased, it became obvious that many students needed good literature resources on the internet to help them with their essays.

GradeSaver soon decided to create classic literature study guides and put them on the internet for free. This quickly turned into ClassicNotes, written exclusively by Harvard students. With millions of users each month and over 400 titles, ClassicNotes ranks among the largest academic resources available online.

Now in its eleventh year, GradeSaver is one of the top editing and literature sites in the world. We have received international recognition from USAToday, The Guardian (London) and Die Zeit (Germany) as well as many other local papers across the US and UK. As we continue to grow and expand, we depend more and more on feedback from our users. If you have suggestions for improving our site, please contact us. If you like what you see, please link to us so we can continue to increase our visibility on the net. If you would like to advertise on our site, please contact StudyBreak Media.

Good luck with your writing and we hope to hear from you soon!


Olivia and Nick